| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
As the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs tries to assure congressmen that he is moving to address the VA healthcare scandal, his department is preparing to release more results of a nationwide audit of scheduling practices that have been denounced as...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The Senate on Wednesday broke through the usual partisan gridlock to swiftly approve legislation aimed at reducing veterans’ long waits for healthcare, as the FBI announced that it has launched a criminal probe in the Department of Veterans...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: The "temporary VA fix" must, not could, be permanent as a floor for what we do for our veterans sent to fight ridiculous wars for ridiculous reasons, using ridiculous strategies with ridiculous and tragic results. ("Lawmakers' costly plan...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: There are reasons why claims to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for post-traumatic stress disorder are high: ("As disability awards grow, so do concerns with veracity of PTSD claims," Aug. 3)
- In previous wars, PTSD was not...
| May 30, 2013
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:04 PM
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...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The daily broadcast of medical reports, scientific studies and sociological statistics can cause your ears to ring.
Sometimes a report will contradict the findings of another issued just days earlier. More often, compelling snapshots of the American...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 11:58 AM
As federal agencies pull back on spending, 7Delta's strategy is thinking big.
The Columbia information technology firm, which grew by focusing on work for one federal agency, is going after larger contracts and broadening its reach. It's a...
| Mar 15, 2013
Howard County General Hospital will offer the following wellness classes in March. Classes will be held at the HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia unless otherwise listed. Register in advance online at http://...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:32 PM
A former high-ranking official at the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs has been accused of running a kickback scheme from his state office, allegedly fabricating military achievements and disability claims in exchange for a cut of the resulting...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 4:12 PM
When retired Master Sgt. Sheryl A. Webb left the U.S. Army in 1997, she was scarcely aware of services that U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals offered specifically for women.
That was well before women became the fastest growing demographic group...