Veterans News

Primaries Mark Big Changes for Idaho

First up this month is the report on the fundraising done for the local DAV on Memorial Day. Eighteen volunteers gave two hour shifts at ... Full story

A Valuable One Percent

Recently I had occasion to spend seven quality hours in and around concourse ‘B’ at the Denver Airport.  There were two separate high points during ... Full story

How Veterans Were 'Sequestered'

Our long road trip is over. Six weeks and approximately 7,200 miles later we are back in Bonner County and enjoying some of the best ... Full story

Reunions and Coming Home

Here we are. The Dog Days of Summer are coming to a close and we start to look forward to getting a little cooler weather. ... Full story

Sequester Jeopardizes Military

For several months last year our Congress had the Sequester’hanging over all budgetary deliberations. For those of you who don’t remember, in 2011 Congress passed ... Full story

Still Delays in VA Appeals

June has been a very busy month at many levels and on many fronts. Since it is officially ‘Summer’ here in North Idaho—also known as ... Full story

Those Who Served

By the time this hits the stands Memorial Day will have come and gone. The rains that invariably take at least two days out of ... Full story

Honor Flight Fundraising Success

On Saturday, April 20, I had the privilege of attending the showing of the movie, Honor Flight. This event was put on by the Sandpoint ... Full story

How We Got What We Deserve

Our level of discourse is so poor, is it any surprise that Congress is too polarized to be effective? ... Full story

A Veteran Friendly Congress

Shortly after the election in November some pundit—’his’ name escapes me—said, “If you didn’t like the 112th Congress you’ll hate the 113th Congress.” I beg ... Full story

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Julie Menghini is secretary to Lake Pend Oreille School District's superintendent Dick Cvitanich, and clerk of the board.