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  Oregon prison opens new veterans unit

ONTARIO, Ore. — The 72-bed unit doesn’t look much different from any other in the Snake River Correctional Institution just outside of Ontario, Oregon. Men in inmate uniforms — long-sleeved blue shirts and jeans — mill about the common room. Some sit at tables filling out paperwork. Others play board games.

  BUILD-A-BIKE PROGRAM HELPS COMMUNITY

NAMPA — When Robert Fleming was pulled out of a five-year prison sentence and assigned instead to Canyon County’s brand-new veterans court in April 2012, his program required him to complete 20 hours of community service.

  NNU puts layoffs on ‘hold’

NAMPA – Northwest Nazarene University President David Alexander vowed in a public letter Saturday to put the recent faculty layoffs “on hold” after 77 percent of the approximate 90 voting faculty members declared “no confidence” in his leadership.

  Paying it forward can change the world

Remember the movie, “Pay It Forward?” It was all about how kindness multiplies — how a single person is capable of changing the world. A really incredible person did me a life-changing favor this week, and telling all of our readers about it seems like a good way to start saying “thank you.”

  Oregon prison opens new veterans unit

ONTARIO, Ore. — The 72-bed unit doesn’t look much different from any other in the Snake River Correctional Institution just outside of Ontario, Oregon. Men in inmate uniforms — long-sleeved blue shirts and jeans — mill about the common room. Some sit at tables filling out paperwork. Others play board games.

  BUILD-A-BIKE PROGRAM HELPS COMMUNITY

NAMPA — When Robert Fleming was pulled out of a five-year prison sentence and assigned instead to Canyon County’s brand-new veterans court in April 2012, his program required him to complete 20 hours of community service.

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Idaho veterans face long waits for specialty medical care

Patients seeking care at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Boise continued to experience some of the longest waits for care in the entire VA system, even after Congress appropriated billions of dollars to help fix chronic delays, according to government data reviewed by The Associated Press.

Ex-Marine amputee begins 2nd attempt to scale Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A former U.S. Marine who lost his right leg and several fingers in an explosion in Afghanistan is making a second attempt to scale Mount Everest to inspire others like him, a year after an avalanche that killed 16 Sherpa guides stopped him at the base camp.

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