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Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Dec. 01, 2022 15:54 PM EST

The Times and Democrat. November 30, 2022. Editorial: S.C. makes itself more attractive to the military South Carolina continues to grow as a military-friendly state. South Carolina is home to eight major military installations and more than 417,000...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 16, 2022 15:41 PM EST

Orlando Sentinel. November 11, 2022. Editorial: As Florida’s veteran population changes, meet new needs Ask most Floridians to envision a typical military veteran and they’ll probably describe an older man, possibly wearing a ball cap embroidered with the details...

Many vets are landing jobs, but the transition can be tough

Nov. 11, 2022 14:40 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Phillip Slaughter left the Army after 18 years and found a job similar to one he had in uniform: behind the wheel of a truck. Instead of towing food and bullets through war zones, he hauled packages for FedEx. It wasn’t what he wanted to do. The work...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 25, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. September 21, 2022. Editorial: A state trooper’s humanity toward a veteran is a lesson to all You really have to see the bodycam video. But if you don’t get that chance, take our word for it: the Connecticut State Police trooper...

Michigan veteran gets 5 years for fraud over faked injuries

Sep. 17, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan veteran has been sentenced to five years in prison after investigators who followed him discovered he had faked injuries that allowed him to claim more than $260,000 in federal benefits. Joseph Gray, 53, of Lawton repeatedly claimed he had lost...

Candy, cash, gifts: How rewards help recovery from addiction

Sep. 07, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

Harold Lewis has been fighting drug addiction for years, but only recently started thinking recovery could be fun. The 59-year-old former cook earned small prizes — candy, gum, gift cards, sunglasses and headphones — for attending meetings and staying in treatment for opioid...