WASHINGTON - The Obama administration last year continued its seven-year-old commitment to bringing veterans into the federal government, with former service members making up 44 percent of all full-time hires.
WASHINGTON - Since the scandal over the coverup of long patient wait times broke two years ago, Department of Veterans Affairs officials have touted a reorganization dubbed "MyVA" as the road to excellence.
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On Feb. 3, 1943, four Army chaplains – Lt. George Fox, Lt. Alexander Goode, Lt. John Washington and Lt. Clark Poling – selflessly helped panicked service members aboard the U.S.A.T. Dorchester as the torpedoed transport ship sank into the icy waters of the north Atlantic Ocean.
The American Legion, a group representing 2.4 million U.S. military veterans, has called on Congress to remove marijuana from Schedule 1 of the federal Controlled Substances Act and "reclassify it in a category that, at a minimum will recognize cannabis as a drug with potential medical value."
With the discovery of the closest exoplanet that scientists believe could support life last week, it seems like the opportunity to meet Mr. Spock is closer than ever.
Listen in as Daily Item Sports Reporters Chris Nagy and Todd Hummel break down every local high school football game scheduled for Friday night. To play, click the arrow on the above file. To download the audio file to your computer or portable device, right click on the audio file above, th…
Bucknell professor Michele Thornley said people can enjoy watching "the river of stuff" falling down to Earth during the Perseid meteor shower.
Today is National Book Lovers Day and to celebrate the Daily Item staff is sharing some of their favorite literary classics with their readers.
Looking back, I should have known I would end up rescuing two kittens off of the side of a back road at midnight on a hot July night and giving them a home. Anyone who knows me knows if I see a cat or a dog out on a walk or in a store, I have to say hello, give them lots of love, and take a …
As Curt Ehlinger ran across the finish line in Cameron Park, Sunbury this morning, he felt a sense of pride knowing his run has helped raise funds for MS research by participating in the MS Run the US relay, which raises money and awareness to fight multiple sclerosis.
Lee and Cathy Mayne of Burlington Flats, New York have never met Khizr and Ghazala Khan, but the parents have something significant in common: Their sons, Cpl. Michael Mayne and Capt. Humayun Khan, both soldiers in the United States Army, were killed in action in Iraq.
When Republican nominee Donald Trump said his daughter, Ivanka, would "find another career or find another company if" she was being sexually harassed in her workplace on Monday, Lewisburg crisis center, Transitions' Programs Director Heather Over said he was "perpetuating the continual vict…
Dr. Christina Francis, an associate professor of English and director of the Gender Studies Minor at Bloomsburg University, remembered watching the "Wonder Woman" television show with her father when she was a teenager.
Each spring women are bombarded with advertisements telling them to get their bodies ready for bikini season. However, a recent Dove Global Beauty and Confidence Report found the media's hyperfocus on women having the perfect body harms women's self-esteem.
Local astronomers believe the Juno mission — where NASA was able to put Juno into Jupiter's orbit this week — will offer an opportunity for kids to get excited about outer space exploration.
These five local farmers' markets don't just offer people a chance to buy locally grown produce and unique ingredients for their 4th of July barbecue, but also present opportunities for people to mix and mingle over minced onions:
For people on the "look-up" for a summer activity, Bucknell physics & astronomy professor Ned Ladd recommends people try stargazing.
Throughout the job market’s slow recovery from the recession, nursing and other patient care jobs continued to be a bright spot in hiring. That was, of course, no help for people who had zero interest in hands-on health care.
I am having lunch at The Vagabond in Miami when owner Avra Jain welcomes my small group and draws our attention to the details of the retro-inspired boutique hotel, including the stylish bar and mermaid fountain.
Q: My colleagues frequently complain that my emails are too long. Because my thoughts seem to occur in “long form,” it takes a lot of time to edit, shorten, tighten and cut an email from several paragraphs to one. When I’m rushed, upset, emotionally invested or trying to be thorough, this is especially difficult.
Workplaces are awash in statistics. Surveys and studies pop up weekly on every issue imaginable — diversity, health, engagement and job satisfaction, to name a few.
When Pope Francis made his historic trip through the U.S. last month and sent a message that strong families are the foundation of a healthy society, he left me to ponder the predicament America finds itself in.