| Dec 28, 2011
| 4:43 PM
Harris County attorney Vince Ryan filed a lawsuit this week against four companies for allowing dioxins to leak from waste pits into the San Jacinto River for the last 45 years.
Dioxins were the main ingredient in Agent Orange, used in the Vietnam War...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 7:33 PM
SMITHFIELD — Debra Frondelli stood front and center at the American Legion Post on South Church Street, advising a roomful of Vietnam veterans on seeking help for health problems related to Agent Orange.
Her presentation was long on facts and short...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 6:54 PM
It's impossible to measure how many lives John Arnold touched, or how many people he reached out to, or how much food he put on the tables of hungry families.
The former executive director of Feeding America died Sunday after a six-year battle with...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 1:46 PM
Randy White had just buried a daughter, dead at 30 with a brain tumor. Now his other daughter had been diagnosed with growths in her abdomen.
When doctors told White in 2009 that their conditions were likely caused by something in their environment,...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 3:07 PM
Occupy Houston is sending a Halloween message with its Corporate House of Horrors show.
"It's Halloween and we're festive, and we're in costumes, but these are real issues that we're talking about," Carl Gibson, a member with Occupy Houston, said.
| Jul 21, 2012
Robert F. "Hop" Crooks, a retired Social Security Administration computer programmer, died Monday of complications from a massive epileptic seizure at Marshall Medical Center in Placerville, Calif.
The longtime Oella and Catonsville resident was 65....
| Apr 18, 2012
| 8:01 AM
There will be a mixture of nine veteran, mid-career and new writers working this July at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford.
Theresa Rebeck (Broadway’s “Seminar,” “...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 6:55 PM
(Click on "What we found" to read the original Tribune investigation.)
Lake County's DNA doubts
What we found: In December 2008, the Tribune detailed how Lake County prosecutors were pressing ahead on three cases, including one against Jerry Hobbs,...
| Apr 11, 2010
In a sobering reminder of the long-term costs of war, a dramatic spike in disability claims during the last seven years has overwhelmed the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and nearly doubled the cost of compensating wounded veterans, according to an...
| Dec 17, 2009
Part 5 of a Tribune investigation unearths documents showing that decisions by the U.S. military and chemical companies that manufactured the defoliants used in Vietnam made the spraying more dangerous than it had to be. Complete coverage >>
As the U.S....
| Dec 4, 2009
Part 1 of a Tribune investigation finds that U.S. officials have neglected a lasting problem even as the health fallout has spread. Complete coverage >>
In central Indiana, two sisters struggle through another day, afflicted by a painful condition in...