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Opinion: National Security Shouldn't Get Lost In This CampaignOur economy is on a slow recovery – slower than anyone wants. But the lack of serious discussion about national security and the world we live in is troubling.
Long Wait For Mental Health Support At Oakland's VA OfficeSince 2007, the VA has experienced a 35 percent increase in the number of veterans receiving mental health services.
Closer Look: North Bay Group Helps Vets Get HousingNext week, a North Bay veterans’ group will begin helping vets and their families with the basic need of housing. But getting a roof over their heads is just the beginning.
Owner Of Lafayette War Memorial Site DiesLongtime peace activist Louise Clark, who owned the property on which the “Crosses of Lafayette” war memorial was built, passed away Sunday at age 86.
California Bill To Keep Protesters Away From Military FuneralsA bill designed to keep protesters away from military funerals heads to the governor’s desk after it overwhelmingly passed the California Senate.
No More New Crosses For Lafayette War MemorialThe last white cross has been hammered into the hillside memorial in Lafayette this week, memorial organizers said.
GOP Group Renews Call For End Of Gay Military BanA Republican gay rights group is again asking a federal appeals court to immediately lift the ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. armed forces.
Immediate Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal Sought In SF CourtGay rights advocates are challenging a request by the Obama administration to keep the military's repealed "don't ask, don't tell" policy in place while the Pentagon prepares for its repeal.
Government Asks SF Appeals Court To Uphold 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'The Obama administration may have concluded that laws targeting gay Americans are presumably unconstitutional, but it still asked a federal appeals court Friday to refrain for now from striking down the ban on gays serving openly in the military.
Vallejo 18-Year-Olds 1st Twin Sisters To Join U.S. Army Two Vallejo sisters have joined the U.S. Army in what their recruiters say may be the first case in California of identical twin girls signing up for service together.
Stanford To Discuss Return Of ROTCStanford University is mulling the return of the U.S. military’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program after nearly 40 years.
Speier Seeks To Extend Military Benefits To Filipino WWII VetsRep. Jackie Speier on Thursday introduced a bill in Congress that seeks to make Filipino veterans of World War II eligible for the same benefits available to U.S. veterans.
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