The Obama administration — along with Congress — should move quickly to review and, if need be, fix any major problems that may plague the Veterans Administration.
News that veterans must endure long waits for appointments at VA centers and assertions that a series of deaths may be connected to delays at the Phoenix, Ariz., VA hospital produced a recent outcry from lawmakers and concerned individuals.
Sometimes in little chance encounters big things happen.
Such was the case when in a parent-teacher conference in Elgin, Brock Eckstein, the parent, met with Angie Hallgarth, the first-grade teacher. Hallgarth happened to mention the need for iPads for her students.
History is important with local elected officials.
It can be easy to use a candidates’ history of holding elected positions or living in a community as a reason to vote for him, but sometimes new blood can bring better options to the table for residents.