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Steve Hernandez: Planting red, white and blue seeds

Steve Hernandez: Planting red, white and blue seeds

By Martha Layne | Courtesy

April 14, 2020

Steve Hernandez is used to helping whoever walks into his office without hesitation, no matter how shocking the situation is or how much it demands of him.

This Memorial Day, veterans take on another threat: rising cancer deaths in the ranks

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO - JANUARY 11, 2019: A woman places flowers on the grave of a loved one at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which is administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

By Tara Copp, McClatchy Washington Bureau

May 23, 2019

WASHINGTON — On Memorial Day 2013, Coleen Bowman was a new widow. Her husband had died four months earlier and she wanted support to face that first military holiday of remembrance. So she registered for TAPS, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, and spent the weekend with hundreds of other ...

Soldiers and Sailors celebrates Memorial Day

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial held their annual Memorial Day Celebration offering activities like face painting and bounce houses while attendees and veterans paid their respects to soldiers. (Photo by Sam Weber | Staff Writer)

By Sam Weber | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

Butler-local Tom McKay, an ex-Marine, stood outside Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall on Monday to experience the museum’s annual celebration for the first time. He described the day as a “sweeping experience.” Red, white and blue T-shirts and flags were scattered across the front lawn of So...

Editorial: Military parade an exercise in wastefuleness

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, along with Brigitte Macron, attend the annual Bastille Day military parade on Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris July 14, 2017. (Lionel Hahn/Abaca Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 8, 2018

Though he was democratically elected, President Donald Trump seems to relish every opportunity to look like an autocrat. His first year in office has seen everything from attacks on the free press to a resilient personality cult — soon, he’ll even get a military parade. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis confirmed at a pre...

World War II-era B-17 bomber will soar over Pittsburgh this weekend

The Madras Maiden, one of the last remaining B-17 bombers, flies back to the Allegheny County Airport during a media flight Monday. (Photo by John Hamilton | Editor-in-Chief)

By John Hamilton and Lexi Kennell / Pitt News Staff

July 31, 2017

Listening to the sound of four revving engines muffled by ear plugs, passengers on the B-17 crawl into the nose turret of the WWII-era bomber, seeing stretches of land and Pittsburgh landmarks appear and disappear before them. The Liberty Foundation — a nonprofit group based in Oklahoma — is offe...

Appalachian Juice Co. bring all-organic juices to Shadyside

Appalachian Juice Co. bring all-organic juices to Shadyside

By Andrew Fishman / Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

With inexpensive options of fried or heavily processed foods on campus — not to mention a whole pizza for $5 — maintaining a healthy lifestyle in college can be a tall order. But, at the Appalachian Juice Company — an organic juice and smoothie bar that opened in February on Walnut Street in ...

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