VETERANS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/VETERANS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Kristof: A Loyal Soldier Doesn’t Deserve This http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811307-82/mike-veterans-anna-leigh.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811307-82/mike-veterans-anna-leigh.html.csp">Kristof: A Loyal Soldier Doesn’t Deserve This</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS KRISTOF</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T15:10:02.096-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 03:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The only reason he is alive, says Mike Yurchison, is his girlfriend, Leigh Anna Landsberger. She sits with him through endless waits at Veterans Affairs, whispering that he’s smarter than she is even if his brain is damaged. She helps him through his seizures, and she nags him to overcome drug addiction. Leigh Anna gave Mike, 34, something to live for after his brother, an Iraq veteran confronting similar torment, died of a drug overdose, an apparent suicide. She talked him through his grief aft...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57811307@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:10:02 MDT Letter: Once again, Vietnam vets are ignored http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57753238-82/vietnam-apparently-armed-arms.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57753238-82/vietnam-apparently-armed-arms.html.csp">Letter: Once again, Vietnam vets are ignored</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T14:23:11.912-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 02:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Imagine my non-surprise when in Sunday’s Tribune there was absolutely no mention of any kind about the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Please note that I did not say “conflict.” Apparently nothing has changed in the public eye about the veterans of Vietnam and their great open-armed welcome home and appreciation of the sacrifices they gave during this terrible time in our nation’s history. It apparently was much more important and noteworthy to mention the colorful chalk-throwing in Utah...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57753238@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:23:11 MDT Veterans’ unemployment edges down but remains high http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57710146-68/veterans-percent-unemployment-rate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57710146-68/veterans-percent-unemployment-rate.html.csp">Veterans’ unemployment edges down but remains high</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM RAUM</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T19:51:41.982-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 07:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The unemployment rate for veterans who served since 2001 dipped slightly in 2013 to 9 percent, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That’s down from 9.9 percent the year before, but well above overall civilian unemployment levels of around 7 percent over the same period. The youngest veterans, aged 18-24, posted an ultra-high jobless rate of 21.4 percent, said the agency’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in its annual review of unemployment among former members of the armed services....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577101462014-03-20T19:51:41.982-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-20T19:51:41.982-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57710146@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:51:41 MDT Trib Talk: The importance of sweat lodges to veterans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/57627227-231/tribtalk-sweat-veterans-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/57627227-231/tribtalk-sweat-veterans-com.html.csp">Trib Talk: The importance of sweat lodges to veterans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T14:00:47.433-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 02:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sweat lodges will continue at the veterans hospital in Salt Lake City. Last month, there was a dispute about how frequently the traditional American Indian ceremonies would be allowed at the facility and who would lead them after a sweat lodge leader abruptly left his VA post. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. at sltrib.com, veteran Cory Navarro and Tribune justice reporter Nate Carlisle join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the controversy and why many veterans participate in the sweat lodge ritual....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57627227@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:00:47 MDT Deal held up over gays marching in Boston parade http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57626102-68/parade-gay-boston-group.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57626102-68/parade-gay-boston-group.html.csp">Deal held up over gays marching in Boston parade</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DENISE LAVOIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T12:11:01.709-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 12:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boston • A gay rights advocacy group said Monday that it is pushing for gay people to be allowed to march “openly and honestly” in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, but an agreement has not been reached with parade organizers. It appeared Saturday as if Boston Mayor Martin Walsh had brokered a deal between MassEquality and parade organizers to allow gay military veterans to march under the group’s banner, but the deal was not finalized even after both sides met a day later. The sticking point i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576261022014-03-03T12:11:01.709-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-03T12:11:01.709-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57626102@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:11:01 MDT Rolly: Bishop could be key in remembering Korean War dead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57614159-90/war-bishop-korean-hearing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57614159-90/war-bishop-korean-hearing.html.csp">Rolly: Bishop could be key in remembering Korean War dead</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T07:57:25.956-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 07:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep. Rob Bishop could be a key player in the efforts of the dwindling ranks of Korean War veterans who are attempting to put a Wall of Remembrance (listing the names of those killed) at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Their labor of love has been frustrated at several levels — the National Park Service, for instance, has officially opposed the privately funded project — lending more credence to the Korean conflict’s sad designation as “the forgotten war.” At the center of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57614159@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 07:57:25 MDT Utah veterans want their sweat lodge leader back http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57536205-90/thomas-navarro-sweat-veterans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57536205-90/thomas-navarro-sweat-veterans.html.csp">Utah veterans want their sweat lodge leader back</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T13:55:52.437-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 01:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On the third day of Cory Navarro’s fast, another veteran walked into the sweat lodge and told him the director was there to see him. Navarro had stopped eating soon after the leader of the American Indian sweat lodge program at the Salt Lake City veterans hospital resigned. Now Navarro, a 32-year-old former Army Ranger wearing only pants, scooted over to the sweat lodge door and sat on the ground. Outside the door, in a chair, sat Steven Young, the director of the Salt Lake City Veterans Affair...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57536205@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:55:52 MDT Utah’s Valor House veterans angered by housing manager’s firing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57598052-78/valor-veterans-authority-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57598052-78/valor-veterans-authority-housing.html.csp">Utah’s Valor House veterans angered by housing manager’s firing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen Moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T10:59:15.61-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 10:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Veterans dismayed over the firing of the manager of Valor House — a new $4.5 million transitional housing facility for homeless vets — want the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City to reverse its decision. “She cared about us,” said Peter Harkins, an Army medic during the Vietnam War era who has lived at Valor House since last spring. “She always instilled hope in people.” Manager Jeanette Hurst and assistant manager Adam Hancock were fired at the end of January, triggering a rising protest from ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57598052@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:59:15 MDT Congress signaling a fight over plan to shrink military http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57598790-68/military-veterans-nation-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57598790-68/military-veterans-nation-congress.html.csp">Congress signaling a fight over plan to shrink military</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRADLEY KLAPPER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T20:22:13.912-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 08:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Lawmakers signaled a difficult battle ahead for the Obama administration’s plan to dramatically overhaul the nation’s military, voicing opposition Tuesday to proposed cuts in benefit packages, long-standing weapons programs and bases that mean money and jobs across America. The skepticism from both Republicans and Democrats augured poorly for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s vision of shrinking the Army to its smallest size in three-quarters of a century and creating a nimbler force...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575987902014-02-25T20:22:13.912-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-25T20:22:13.912-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57598790@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:22:13 MDT Hunt: Zealots crusade to deprive disabled of protections http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57591448-82/treaty-disabilities-rights-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57591448-82/treaty-disabilities-rights-senate.html.csp">Hunt: Zealots crusade to deprive disabled of protections</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Albert R. Hunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T11:05:01.967-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 11:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON — Any suspicion that the political right, after suffering a defeat on the debt ceiling and facing threats from business donors, is losing its clout can be dismissed by the fight over the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The treaty has been ratified by 141 countries. It is backed by the White House, former President George H.W. Bush, the major U.S. disability and veterans advocacy groups, and American businesses. Senate Republicans, however, already...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57591448@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:05:01 MDT