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Veterans Affairs

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Top Veterans Affairs Articles

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  • Keeping guns away from people with mental illness is a complex issue

    Keeping guns away from people with mental illness is a complex issue
    WASHINGTON — For years, federal and state governments have struggled to build a background check system that can keep guns out of the hands of mentally troubled people. Monday's mass shooting at the Navy Yard shows that goal remains elusive. The...
  • Obama needs to start sweating the small stuff

    Obama needs to start sweating the small stuff
    President Barack Obama likes doing the big things. This is, after all, the man who claimed that his victorious 2008 campaign was "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." He was roundly (and rightly) derided...
  • Congress moves to reverse budget cuts to veterans' benefits

    Congress moves to reverse budget cuts to veterans' benefits
    WASHINGTON -- The House could vote as early as Wednesday on a bill that would raise the nation's debt ceiling and reverse a cut made to some veterans' benefits as part of the recent budget deal. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) unveiled the...
  • Howard County health briefs

    Look good, feel better This free program teaches beauty techniques to women with cancer to help them combat appearance-related side effects of treatment. Participants receive cosmetics donated by major manufacturers as well as instruction and suggestions...
  • Veteran suicide: growing numbers, intensified outreach

    Veteran suicide: growing numbers, intensified outreach
    — Sleep was dangerous for me. I couldn't handle the nightmares. I thought I was psychotic. I diagnosed myself with anything other than PTSD. I came up with a plan to end the pain, end the nightmares and keep the people I loved from being hurt. I...
  • Mikulski says Senate committee puts veterans 'ahead of the line'

    Mikulski says Senate committee puts veterans 'ahead of the line'
    WASHINGTON – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski said Monday she "put veterans ahead of the line" with the passage of a $158 billion spending bill for military construction and veterans issues. The legislation, which...
  • Cut the Joint Strike Fighter, not funds for veterans' benefits

    U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski deserves praise for trying to reduce the claims backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs ("Senate committee taking up VA claims backlog," June 18). Congress should also work on repealing sequestration, which is hurting...
  • Slain urologist recalled as devoted, caring

    Slain urologist recalled as devoted, caring
    Shortly after 9/11, Dr. Ron Gilbert penned a letter to his sons advising them to live honorable and meaningful lives. "Try not to be bitter about the many unfortunate things that may happen to you in your life," he wrote. "Your response to difficult...
  • Gordon Bricken dies at 76; uncovered Santa Ana's Civil War ties

    Gordon Bricken dies at 76; uncovered Santa Ana's Civil War ties
    A former Santa Ana mayor turned headstone hunter, Gordon Bricken explored Orange County cemeteries to document how many Civil War veterans were buried there — and then set out to tell their tales. One astonishing story: The influx of hundreds of...
  • Lawmakers press Pentagon, VA to cooperate on claims backlog

    Lawmakers press Pentagon, VA to cooperate on claims backlog
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers pressed the Obama administration Wednesday to reduce the backlog of disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs by improving cooperation between the several agencies that have a role in the process. Senators...
  • VA looks to American Legion, other veterans groups for help with backlog

    VA looks to American Legion, other veterans groups for help with backlog
    As officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs look internally for solutions to a claims backlog that is drawing increasing fire from Capitol Hill, they are also reaching for outside help from some of the nation's best-known veterans groups....