Local veterans will be making a splash at a South Eugene pool for free each Monday thanks to a new grant.
The Oregon Country Fair grant does give vets a free aerobic activity at Tamarack Pool, but one former military man said he hopes the program will bring waves of change to the often troubled veteran community.
Studies from the Oregon Health Authority show that many veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. It also shows that the state's returning service men and women have higher suicide rates.
“It gives us all a social network. And that's important for everyone,” said Ted Vasquez, a disabled Vietnam War vet.
The chief executive in charge of the Texas Presbyterian Hospital, where Ebola patient Thomas Duncan's symptoms were incorrectly diagnosed, issued a public apology.
A full-page ad appeared in the Sunday editions of the Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspapers. In the letter, c-e-o Barclay Berdan said Texas Presbyterian "made mistakes in handling this very difficult challenge."
Authorities in Charlottesville, Virginia are still waiting for confirmation on whether the human remains found Saturday belong to Hannah Graham, the University of Virginia student who disappeared five weeks ago.
Police continued to search the rural area a dozen miles outside Charlottesville where they made the disturbing discovery.
Back (from the dead) for their third year, Thrill The World Eugene is raising cash for ShelterCare while joining an annual attempt to break the world record for "most people simultaneously dancing to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' around the globe."