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  • Food pantry for veterans opens at Hines

    Food pantry for veterans opens at Hines
    A food pantry for military veterans opened Thursday, less than a week before Veterans Day, at the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital, officials said. It is the second pantry operated by the Greater Chicago Food Depository that specializes in...
  • 'Value brand' hoped to be an answer for commissaries

    The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) faced a tough operating environment in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 as sales fell by 4.3 percent. The drop was because, in part, to commissaries closing for six days during a government shutdown last fall. But...
  • VA Maryland Health Care System is ready to help

    VA Maryland Health Care System is ready to help
    On Veterans Day we salute and honor the men and women who have served in the United States armed forces. It's a day we reflect on the contributions and sacrifices of service members and their families and demonstrate that our gratitude toward veterans...
  • Broward Sheriff's Office to undergo accreditation review

    Broward Sheriff's Office to undergo accreditation review
    Have you interacted with a Broward Sheriff's deputy, or do you have an opinion about the agency's performance? Now's your chance to share your views as BSO undergoes a review to maintain accreditation. Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for...
  • American values under Obama

    American values under Obama
    Two columns ago, I passed on a series of political observations from the heartland. Today, a snapshot of American values and viewpoints a decade and a half into the "new" millennium. For my left-leaning readers, you have much to be pleased about as...
  • Health-care superusers overload hospital ERs

    Health-care superusers overload hospital ERs
    Ten years ago, Alvin Bolster was told his heart disease was so advanced, he only had three months to live. The doctors were wrong. His heart was in terrible shape, but the 77-year-old former engineer stabilized and even wrote a series of columns for...
  • Obamacare, deficit approach differentiate Warner, Gillespie

    The race for the Senate pits a governor-turned-senator who prides himself on his willingness to work across party lines against a former head of the Republican National Committee who says it's time to break Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's grip. Sen....
  • VA secretary misses the point in defense of his agency

    VA secretary misses the point in defense of his agency
    Secretary Robert McDonald of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs defends his department against critics by reciting the VA's proud history of care to veterans and technological innovation ("VA is critical to medicine and vets," October 23). But Mr....
  • Tech council bases report for VA improvements on visits to Hampton, Richmond facilities

    Tech council bases report for VA improvements on visits to Hampton, Richmond facilities
    A group of Virginia technology businesses delivered a report to the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald that includes 39 recommendations for improving scheduling and work-flow issues that have resulted in long wait times at VA facilities...
  • Catalogue of woes puts Washington in the doldrums

    WASHINGTON -- Baseball lore recalls that legendary manager Casey Stengel, when running the hapless 1962 New York Mets, forlornly asked his charges: "Can't anybody here play this game?" It's an appropriate question right now in the nation's capital...
  • Wait times at Allentown VA clinic longer than average

    Wait times at Allentown VA clinic longer than average
    Some veterans waited longer than average to see their doctor at the Allentown veterans clinic last year, according to an audit released this week. Patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs facility on Hamilton Boulevard were able to get primary care...