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Veterans keep vow to never leave one behind

The military has its own “corporate culture” that civilians just don’t understand.

Soldiers often distill it down to the motto, “embrace the suck.”

Those in uniform struggle on without complaint and don’t ask for help, especially help from civilians or even from the government they wrote a check in the amount of “up to and including their lives” to protect.

And that culture is killing them. A veteran commits suicide once an hour, double the civilian rate.

A third of all homeless men are veterans, some 300,000 on any given night. Services to help are available of course, but veterans struggle on and largely “embrace the suck” instead of asking for assistance.

Navy veteran Alfredo "Tito" Medina and former Army soldier Scot Pondelick have cobbled together a roster of…

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Crime Stoppers

Have you ever wondered if something was legal? Each week on Washington’s Most Wanted, we feature a segment called “Ask a Cop” in which members of law enforcement answer viewer questions. A lot of them are about self-protection. For example,…

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Tahoma National Cemetery will hold a Memorial Day program beginning at 1 p.m. on May 25 to remember and honor all military members who have served or are currently…

Milton City Council gets new member, finalizes streetlight replacements

Milton City Council continued to morph at its May 4 meeting when members chose community member Tony Bennest to temporarily fill council seat number four after former occupant Aaron Jones moved out of the city’s borders. Bennest, like council-member…

Embrace change

I find my greatest source of conflict at work involves change. I am always looking for innovative ways to improve processes and deliver greater results. The problem is my love of all things novel doesn’t seem to be shared by many. Unfazed by the…

Experience great art, run for a cause at Columbia Junior High

Spring has sprung, and with it comes two perennial favorites at Fife Schools – the annual district-wide art show and a fun run/walk at Columbia Junior High. Both take place on Thursday, May 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Now in its 12th year,…
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