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  • Why the Supreme Court's big Obamacare case never should have been filed

    Why the Supreme Court's big Obamacare case never should have been filed
    King v Burwell, the lawsuit before the Supreme Court that conservatives regard as their last big hope to destroy the Affordable Care Act, has been coming apart on the merits for months.   Now there's evidence that it was never even properly filed....
  • Rehabilitation counselors: Helping the disabled function, succeed in life is rewarding

    Rehabilitation counselors: Helping the disabled function, succeed in life is rewarding
    As program director of the master's degree program in rehabilitation counseling at Chicago's Adler University, Mary O'Connor Drout realizes most people are not familiar with the field. Which is a shame, since rehab experts do such life-changing work....
  • Troubled Veterans Get Treatment, Not Jail

    Troubled Veterans Get Treatment, Not Jail
    Two programs that connect arrested veterans to treatment – rather than jail – report that many are getting their lives back on track. Some 81 percent of veterans in the program run by the Veterans Health Administration have not been arrested...
  • Edward Hines, longtime chairman and CEO of family lumber company, dies at 79

     Edward Hines, longtime chairman and CEO of family lumber company, dies at 79
    Edward Hines spent more than 50 years working for the family lumber business that his grandfather founded in 1892. As president and CEO of Edward Hines Lumber Co. for more than 25 years, Mr. Hines navigated the firm through building booms and busts...
  • VA details plan to eliminate veterans' homelessness

    VA details plan to eliminate veterans' homelessness
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs detailed its plan Friday to end veterans' homelessness in Los Angeles by 2016, pledging to open its West Los Angeles campus to permanent and temporary housing, and to place returning service members and their...
  • Sen. Baldwin wants Justice Department review of Tomah VA

    Sen. Tammy Baldwin has asked for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate three deaths and reports of prescription drug abuse at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Baldwin — who said last month she accepts responsibility for not acting...
  • Obama signs veterans suicide prevention bill

    Acknowledging the struggles of the nation's veterans, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation intended to reduce a military suicide epidemic that is claiming lives by the day. "If you are hurting, know this. You are not forgotten," Obama...
  • Senator defends pay commission after hearing critics

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), new chairman of the Senate armed services' subcommittee on military personnel, has signaled he will defend retirement reforms proposed for a new generation of service members by the Military Compensation and Retirement...
  • People on the Move: Boca chamber announces winners of young entrepreneur elevator pitch contest

    People on the Move: Boca chamber announces winners of young entrepreneur elevator pitch contest
    Hirings, promotions and recognition at South Florida employers. Recognition Lisa Boccard, cancer advocate and community spokeswoman for The Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund with Broward Health Coral Springs was recognized by theAmerican Business Women'...
  • Woman says Tomah VA didn't do enough to save her father

    A Marshfield woman says the Tomah VA medical center didn't do enough to save her father. Candace Baer Delis says 74-year-old Thomas Patrick Baer died Jan. 14 after suffering two strokes at the hospital. She says her father had one stroke during two hours...
  • Missouri APME contest winners

    News Writing Sweepstakes St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Stephen Deere, Two worlds. Photojournalism Sweepstakes St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Staff, #Ferguson: The protests that sparked a movement. General Excellence Division I, St. Louis Post-Dispatch;...