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For most of the past 20 years, prescription opioid abuse was treated like the weather: Everyone complained about it, but no one ever did anything about it. As a result, it exploded into a national epidemic that killed 17,000 Americans in 2016. Add to that about 35,000 overdose deaths from heroin and synthetic opioids — often used by addicts when they can't get prescription drugs anymore — and you're approaching a Vietnam War death toll every year.Public awareness and... [Read More]
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TheatreUNI will present "Hair," the iconic American musical by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt McDermot, at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 22, 23, 24, March 1, 2 and 3, and at 2 p.m., Feb. 25 and March 4, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus. TheatreUNI's 2018 production celebrates of the 50th anniversary of "Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical," which debuted on Broadway in 1968. The show centers on a group of hippies in the late 1960s who explore peace, love, sex and discrimination in the shadow of the Vietnam War. The show includes... [Read More]
We remember Billy Graham's global legacy. Also, the American coach of Afghanistan's women's national soccer team. And, a conversation with the Vietnam War's "Napalm Girl." [Read More]
Her picture was one of the most iconic images of the Vietnam War: a girl running naked down a road, screaming in pain after a napalm attack. Her name is Kim Phuc, but to many people, she's known as the Napalm Girl. She was only 9 years old when that photograph was taken by The Associated Press photographer Nick Ut, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. That photo exposed the horrors of the Vietnam War to the world. It also left Phuc bitter and full of hatred. Later, she picked up the Bible and converted to Christianity. Today,... [Read More]
Vietnam Vet Clapper Tapped to Be New Spy Chief Retired Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper Jr., a decorated Vietnam War veteran who flew nearly 75 combat support missions in Douglas EC-47s, was nominated in June by President Barack Obama to become his next intelligence chief, taking over from Dennis Blair, who stepped down in May. …... [Read More]
I grew up during the civil rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Vietnam War protests by young people who would be fighting a war without... [Read More]
A horribly readable account of the US military deserters who found asylum in Sweden during the Vietnam War, and their group's infiltration by the CIA... [Read More]
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The acclaimed filmmaker is known for making dozens of documentary series, including "The Civil War," "Baseball" and, most recently, his 10-part "The Vietnam War." Burns' style is a blend of... [Read More]
An assault charge against an elderly 1080 protester has been dismissed. [Read More]
Howard Lee Cass, 72, Hoxie, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Sheridan County Health Complex, Hoxie.He was born Oct. 10, 1945, in Hoxie to Clyde Aden and Circea Arlene (Hite) Cass.He married Sannia (Callison) in 1970. He was owner of Cass Excavating. He was a U.S. veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.Survivors include a daughter, Connie Lee Moore, Ephrata, Wash.; a brother, Douglas C. Cass, Hoxie; and two grandchildren.Services will be at 10 a.m. [Read More]
Intrigued by her grandfather's participation in the Vietnam War, Brenham Junior High School student Aidan Hord jumped at the opportunity to use her school's annual history fair to dive deeper into her family's past.Armed with her 2,000-word research paper, the 13-year-old joined approximately 200 junior high and high school students Friday as they put their historical knowledge on display during the 2018 Brazos Valley Regional History Fair at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.Sponsored by Blinn College's Star of the Republic Museum and local businesses and organizations, the theme for this year's history was "Conflict and Compromise." Entries were open to... [Read More]
Rebecca Rusch is leading mountain bike rides to raise funds to remove unexplored bombs dropped in Laos during the Vietnam War. [Read More]
I am a gun owner and have a CCL. I am a veteran of the Vietnam War. The M-16 and AR-15, and all of their derivatives, are meant for one thing and one thing only — war and killing. They are not for hunting deer and ferrell hogs. I know you many in Congress are in the pockets of the NRA which is the mouth piece of the gun manufacturers. They are, by default, supporting terrorism inside the USA. I am done with any senator who gets financing from the NRA. I am joining the resistance and over... [Read More]
View Host Whoopi Goldberg absurdly wondered if the Parkland high school shooting was the long-awaited "call" that would get teens involved in political activism. On ABC's February 20 show, the hosts praised the students for "responding to a threat," comparing the teens progressive activism to the Vietnam War, Civil Rights and women's suffrage movements. [Read More]
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50 years ago, one of the nation's first Vietnam War memorials was constructed in Taunton and was made possible only through the charity of city residents.At the time in 1967, the war was highly unpopular among Americans at home and returning soldiers were met with hostility much more often than respect.This year, Dennis Proulx, a founding member of the Taunton Area Vietnam Veterans Association, said TAVVA is planning to hold a 50th anniversary ceremony to honor the city... [Read More]
DuWayne Brooks, a Monmouth mayoral candidate, musician, prominent community member, Vietnam War veteran and former faculty and staff member at Bradley University, died early Monday. He was 70.While the cause of death was not announced, Brooks was diagnosed with diabetes in 1992.Brooks narrowly lost a mayoral race last April to incumbent Mayor Rod Davies. Brooks' campaign centered on better communication between city government and residents, as well as improved... [Read More]
Honor Flight is planning a trip for Vietnam War veterans and they're looking for guardians to help make it possible. [Read More]
Honor Flight is planning a trip for Vietnam War veterans and they're looking for guardians to help make it possible. [Read More]
A Vietnam War veteran received one of the highest honors of military service Saturday, decades after being injured by a grenade in battle. [Read More]
A web search for nearly any soldier who died in the Vietnam War, from the Pacific and a large portion of the south, can now be traced to a photo... [Read More]
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