August 15, 2017

September is suicide prevention month

Nine people have taken their own lives since May 13 of 2017. Eleven people committed suicide last year. Three Azalea Middle School students attempted to kill […]
August 10, 2017

VA’s chief neuropathologist discusses how study links NFL players with Veterans

Dr. Ann McKee is known as a leading authority on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease commonly found in athletes and military Veterans who […]
August 9, 2017

New VA primary care clinic has grand opening

Ron Holcomb used a walker to get up to the podium, but he still has his legs. And that was why the Navy veteran made his […]
August 1, 2017

Brookings VA clinic set to open

The Veterans Administration clinic on Railroad Street in Brookings is set to open Sept. 11 — and pent-up anticipation is almost palpable among local veterans. The […]
July 31, 2017

State Makes New Funding Available to Fight Veteran Homelessness in Oregon

The state of Oregon has announced more than $17 million in funding available for the construction, acquisition or rehabilitation of new multifamily rental housing units that serve low-income veterans struggling with financial or mental health crises.
July 28, 2017

Lines for Life named backup for national Veterans Crisis Line

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Big changes are coming to a Portland-based non-profit focused on helping veterans and others reaching out in need. Lines for Life, which […]
July 12, 2017

Stretch, grow, recover: Stretching class for veterans helps ease stress, pain

A handful of people in an intimate riverfront studio gradually stretched their muscles under the guidance of soft-toned instructors, as quiet music filled the air. Astoria […]
July 4, 2017

Battle Buddies help vets get through fireworks

BATTLE GROUND, Wash. (KOIN) — There’s Rondo and Gracie and Sergeant Rome. They’re all battle buddies, service dogs for veterans with PTSD. They’re making a difference […]
July 4, 2017

Veterans use writing to tame trauma

Skip Nichols walked to the podium, breathed deeply and shared one of his most agonizing life experiences. Nichols, a Vietnam veteran and retired managing editor of […]