Carry the Fallen on Veterans Day

EUGENE, Ore — A new Veterans Day event is taking place on Tuesday, November 11 in Eugene and Springfield. ¬†Local vets are teaming up for a 12 hour ruck march. Five local veterans, each with a disability, will march on Veterans Day for 12 hours. ¬†They will be marching with backpacks and carrying the American … Continue reading »

PTSD Treatment for Veterans Lacking

(CNN) — A new report says the government isn’t prepared to treat the increasing number of cases of post-traumatic stress disorder in troops and veterans. The study by the Institute of Medicine found that despite spending billions, a “lack of standards, reporting, and evaluation” has hurt government efforts to treat PTSD. The report, released Friday, … Continue reading »

Veteran’s Wife Creates Care Packages

EUGENE, Ore. — The numbers are alarming. According to the Department of Defense, in 2012 the U.S. military suicide rate grew 15 percent. But it’s not just veterans who are suffering. A veteran’s wife who’s drawn on her own experience is now offers support for others. Kati De’Atley world is a mother of two and … Continue reading »

PTSD Medical Marijuana Push

EUGENE, Ore. — Should people suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder be allowed to treat it with marijuana? One group says yes. Some medical marijuana advocates are pushing to add PTSD to the list of conditions that allow for a medical marijuana card. “Veterans are claiming PTSD benefits at an ever increasing rate,” said Cmdr. James … Continue reading »