U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Missouri's Married Same-Sex Couples Get New State, Federal Benefits

    When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, it was a major victory for same-sex marriage supporters. There was dancing in the streets and rainbow flags were a-wavin' as the highest court in the land said it was unconstitutional for the federal government to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    At Vigil for Palestinians Killed in Gaza, Protesters Criticize Media, U.S. Aid to Israel

    People gathered in front of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on Lindell Boulevard Sunday to mourn the nearly 200 Palestinians killed by Israeli military attacks over the past week. But they also came to protest what they claim to be is unfair media coverage and a U.S. government that sends vas ... More >>

  • News

    May 1, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    LaFarge Pokes Veteran's Administration for Plans to Destroy Palladium

    One of St. Louis' most popular musicians entered the fray to save a nightclub pivotal to the history of St. Louis' music. In a op-ed letter published on St. Louis Public Radio's web site, Pokey LaFarge chastised the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' desire to raze the Palladium (Plantation Club) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    St. Louis Promises Homes for Chronically Homeless Veterans

    Chronically homeless veterans in St. Louis city could find themselves with a place to live as early as tonight as part of an unprecedented federal program to end homelessness for vets by 2015. "Until we reach a day when not a single veteran sleeps on our streets, our work remains unfinished," says ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Saleem's West and Lots of Garlic to be Featured on Travel Channel's Food Paradise

    A word of advice to St. Louis vampires: Steer clear of Saleem's West restaurant (14560 Manchester Road, Manchester; 636-207-1368). According to the Travel Channel, it's a garlic paradise. Back in July, a crew from the show Food Paradise filmed at Saleem's for an episode devoted to garlic. They caug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Freddie Mac Trying to Evict WWII Vet, Wife, Disabled Child; Family's Calls Allegedly Ignored

    Sally Scott, a soft-spoken 65-year old, isn't one to "go out and complain about things." But that's all changed this week as Freddie Mac tries to evict her, her World War II vet husband, and their "special child" Susie--who is developmentally disabled--from their home of 12 years. Scott says she ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Support Veterans, Buy Cool Jeans

    Support them once they're home, too.​When Kurt Schwab returned to St. Louis from deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in 2005, he came up against a different sort of conflict: navigating the complicated system of veterans' benefits with essentially no support."I cam ... More >>

  • News

    October 29, 2008
  • News

    August 8, 2007

    The Few, The Proud, The Shattered

    Tina Richards' son returned, suicidal, from Iraq battlefields. Now, the Missouri woman is waging her own war in Congress.

  • News

    July 18, 2007

    Ian's Too Damn Nice!

    Bring back those lousy restaurant reviews!

  • News

    May 30, 2007

    Careless Care

    Veterans decry the treatment they receive at the St. Louis VA Medical Center's John Cochran Division.

  • News

    January 3, 2007

    Ready to Rumble

    Kerri Morgan is prepared to crash the smash-happy world of quad rugby

  • News

    April 20, 2005

    Soldiers of Misfortune

    Veterans wait (and wait) for their GI Bill benefits

  • News

    August 4, 2004


    Week of August 4, 2004

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2004

    Free Wheelin'

    They're all veteran competitors

  • News

    October 8, 2003

    The Greening of McRee Town

    There was nothing wrong with the Missouri Botanical Garden's downtrodden neighbor to the north that a bulldozer couldn't fix

  • Film

    August 27, 2003

    Stupor Man

    Harvey Pekar wears no costume, but he's a comic-book hero nonetheless

  • News

    February 12, 2003

    Murder in the Cathedral

    Carol Bledsoe's alleged killer had a long criminal record and deep psychological problems. Church volunteers didn't know how big a threat he posed.

  • News

    November 20, 2002

    The Pretenders

    The long arm of a Dallas stockbroker pulls the mask off local valor fakes

  • News

    October 31, 2001

    Death Man Walking

    Dozens of patients died on nurse Richard Williams' watch, but he was never charged. Did authorities do too little, too late?

  • News

    August 23, 2000

    Will the Real John Ashcroft Please Stand Up?

    Missouri's junior senator says he is a pro-consumer health-care reformist. But the insurance companies, HMOs and big business, which give him millions, think he's on their side.

  • News

    July 19, 2000

    This Ain't No Party

    Ross Perot launched the Reform Party as the voice of the American people. Eight years later, it's a shrill, staticky free-for-all, and the moderates can't get heard.

  • News

    May 24, 2000

    No Way Out

    When Wendy Huddleston fell $1,370 behind in child-support payments, she was jailed indefinitely. She needed money or a lawyer -- and she had neither.

  • News

    August 11, 1999

    Seeing Red

    After years of taking it on the chin, Bob Goeggel struck back at his competitor. Thanks to his accusations of fraud, the state's largest ambulance company is on the operating table and the feds are doing the cutting.