Veterans

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For the Fourth of July this year, Utah veterans shared insights on what they believe honoring the country and celebrating looks like, especially amidst the current challenges the United States faces. 

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It is estimated  around 416,000 American soldiers lost their lives fighting in World War II. Around 2,000 of these soldiers were Utahn’s. Milne’s Stories Behind The Stars project is recovering these lost stories.

Utah Warns Donors To Verify Veteran Charities
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The state of Utah is warning people to be careful when donating to groups claiming to support veterans.

Officials say most groups are legitimate and do important work, but every year a few fraudsters attract donations by lying about help and support they don't actually deliver.

VA hospital investigating after tweets of 'unsanitary' room
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A Veterans Affairs clinic in Salt Lake City is investigating why an Army veteran was put in a room with an overflowing trash can and medical supplies strewn about after the man's father tweeted images of the unclean space.

Stephen Wilson, the father of Christopher Wilson who spent six years in the Army and was deployed to Iraq twice, posted the photos to Twitter on Friday, calling the sight "very unprofessional, unsanitary and disrespectful."

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An increasing number of military veterans will return home to Utah during the holidays. An organization focused on veterans is working to help family members manage what can be a difficult transition.

A State of Addiction: A New Model

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Woodi Reed has been in chronic back pain for the last seven years. In her search for some relief, she has participated in pain clinics to treat her spinal stenosis at the Veterans Administration in Salt Lake City. There she has undergone hypnosis, nerve ablations and been prescribed opioids to help manage her pain. Despite the treatments, the pain has persisted.

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A food pantry that recently opened to help veterans in Salt Lake City is already serving dozens of people a month.

The food pantry that opened in March at the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center serves close to 100 veterans and their families every month.

The annual Utah Arts Festival attracts artists from all over Utah and the American West.  Most vendors focus on exhibiting works that appeal to the masses: mountainous landscapes, cute comical portraits, furniture and fashion goods.  But one fine artist’s booth stood out among the typical art festival tents.