Quil Lawrence


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Veteran Authors Look To Reclaim The Story Of War

Monday, August 08, 2016

A new generation of veteran novelists are trying to navigate the pressure to be spokesmen for all veterans while simply trying to write good literature.


Is Donald Trump Proposing Privatizing The VA?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Republican presidential candidate this week outlined 10 ways he would reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, including allowing veterans to choose a doctor outside the VA system.


ACLU Report Documents Deportation Of U.S. Veterans

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union documented at least 84 veterans being deported or already exiled from the U.S., despite honorable service. NPR revisits the story covered last year.


VA Panel Report To Suggest More Private Care Choices For Veterans

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

The debate over how to overhaul the $10 billion Veterans Choice program is the latest skirmish between those who would like to privatize the VA and supporters of government health care.


For Doctors And Patients, 'Veterans Choice' Often Means Long Waits

Monday, June 06, 2016

The $10 billion Veterans Choice has not cut backlogs, critics say. This problem can be particularly urgent when it comes to mental health cases.


Donald Trump Details Donations To Veterans Organizations

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Donald Trump held a press conference Tuesday to address questions about charitable donations he claimed to make in support of military veterans.


New Report Says Pentagon Not Doing Enough For Sexual Assault Victims

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Pentagon admits a major concern over reprisals against troops who report sexual assault. A Human Rights Watch report says the Pentagon isn't doing enough to repair harm done by this retaliation.


How Congress And The VA Left Many Veterans Without A 'Choice'

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The $10 billion Veterans Choice program was supposed to cut down on wait times and let veterans see private doctors, but less than two years later, the faltering program needs an overhaul.


Despite $10B 'Fix,' Veterans Are Waiting Even Longer To See Doctors

Monday, May 16, 2016

A $10 billion program to eliminate long wait times and other problems for veterans' health care hasn't worked out as planned. More veterans wait even longer for care now than they did a year ago.


How Steel From The World Trade Center May Help To Cut Vets' Suicide Rates

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Veterans groups are trying to get vets to take a pledge not to commit suicide. They're using a powerful symbol to invoke the pledge — a sword forged from steel from the World Trade Center.


After Combat Stress, Violence Can Show Up At Home

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

In a minority of cases, violent behavior accompanies post-traumatic stress disorder. Military spouses can become victims, and there are few resources around to help them.


After The Battle, The Harvest: Programs Help Vets Move Into Farming

Sunday, April 24, 2016

As thousands of younger Americans leave the military — which has been downsizing lately — the USDA would like them to consider carrying the torch as older farmers start to retire.


Despite Low Unemployment, Veterans Struggle To Find Meaningful Jobs

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Unemployment for recent veterans has hit a historic low, but it's not clear how many veterans are able to use their military experience to get meaningful employment.


For The VA's Broken Health System, The Fix Needs A Fix

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

After scandals around veterans waiting too long for care in 2014, Congress pushed through a $10 billion fix to get those vets care, fast. Now it's almost unanimous: The fix is broken.


For Fertility Treatment, Wounded Veterans Have To Pay The Bill

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

U.S. military health care covers the high cost of in vitro fertilization, but the Veterans Affairs health system doesn't. The discrepancy is putting vets with combat injuries in a bind.


Service Members, Not Citizens: Meet The Veterans Who Have Been Deported

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Military service does not guarantee U.S. citizenship, which has meant a group of veterans has wound up together just over the border in Tijuana, Mexico, at a refuge they've dubbed "The Bunker."


Veterans' Advocates Highlight Progress On Homelessness, Claims Backlog

Friday, December 18, 2015

New Year's day 2016 is the deadline for two ambitious goals set at the Department of Veterans Affairs — ending the backlog of disability claims and reaching zero homeless veterans. Ne...


Defying Stereotypes, Number Of Incarcerated Veterans In U.S. Drops

Monday, December 07, 2015

The study from the Bureau of Justice Statistics is the first government report that includes significant numbers of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Advocates Question Whether Veterans Day Promotions Have Gotten Off Track

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

There's a huge gap between what vets consider real support and self-interested promotions. Advocates welcome businesses goodwill but are leery about the way some use Veterans Day to self promote.


VA Restores Benefits To Vietnam Vet After Believing He Was Dead

Friday, November 06, 2015

A Vietnam veteran tells NPR he was recently informed by the Department of Veterans Affairs that it believed he was dead. The VA's records for tens of thousands of other people remain ...