Court ruling opens door for Agent Orange claims from ‘Blue Water’ veterans

The Mountlake Terrace-based Joint Service Committee, which works with veterans in South Snohomish County, sent an alert this week regarding a federal court ruling that could affect tens of thousands of Navy and Coast Guard veterans suffering with Agent Orange-related disabilities. According to a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal…

Hero’s Cafe celebrates two years in Lynnwood

The Hero’s Cafe on Tuesday morning celebrated two years of “bringing veterans together.” Located at the Verdant Wellness Center on 196th Street Southwest, the Hero’s Cafe is a monthly gathering for all veterans in the community aimed at fostering camaraderie, having a space to share stories, providing access to services and resources, and much more….

Reminder: State Veterans Affairs Director to speak Jan. 10

Lourdes E. “Alfie” Alvarado-Ramos, Director of Washington State Veterans Affairs, will discuss how her office assists military veterans during a presentation at the Edmonds Historical Museum from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. Alvarado-Ramos will address help for veterans experiencing homelessness, suicide prevention and employment, among other transitioning issues. Her talk is part of the museum’s…

Edmonds CC to recognize WWI veterans, 100-year anniversary of the war’s end Nov. 7

Edmonds Community College will host its sixth annual Veterans Day Celebration from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, on campus in the Black Box Theatre. Edmonds CC welcomes students and employees, as well as veterans from our surrounding communities who served during times of war and peace, to the celebration. The public is also invited…