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The parents of an Arizona combat veteran who committed suicide after struggling to get treatment from the Phoenix VA Health Care System attended the State of the Union on Tuesday as guests of U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and a California congressman.
Bridget Naso - San Diego became home to the 16th chapter of the Truman National Security Project - a national think tank that joins together post-9/11 veterans, civilians and policy makers.
Representatives from the organization gathered with local leaders Monday to make the announcement on the USS Midway.
DPR: Before working in Congress, you were President of the San Diego City Council. What’s been the biggest change and adjustment between these two roles?
SAN DIEGO - Volunteers and community leaders will conduct the annual count of homeless in San Diego County Friday morning.
Dave Schwab - 2014 was a good year for Peninsula residents, whose leaders are looking ahead to an even better 2015. Meanwhile, The Beacon reached out to Peninsulans to talk about their wish lists this year and about what they anticipate happening as the new year unfolds.
Chris Jennewein - As the 114th Congress convened on Tuesday, Rep. Scott Peters issued a list of 10 New Year’s resolutions ranging from creating jobs and supporting the military to comprehensive action on immigration.
The Democrat from La Jolla, who narrowly won a second term by beating challenger Carl DeMaio in November, was sworn in by House Speaker John Boehner.
Jeanette Steele - At Tuesday's State of the Union address, two San Diego County congressmen brought guests to draw attention to issues.
Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, invited the parents of a military veteran who committed suicide following service in Iraq.
Elizabeth Marie Himchak - The economy, infrastructure, education, drought, fire protection and health are among issues elected government leaders representing locals at the city, county, state and federal government said they plan to focus on during this year.
The House on Tuesday passed legislation by voice vote to allow private nonprofits to administer permanent housing assistance.
Only public housing agencies and state and local governments can administer the assistance under current law. The bill would also direct the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to allocate unused funds annually instead of twice a year.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that Navy and Marine Corps housing units in the San Diego area will receive rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems through a purchase power agreement between Lincoln Military Housing and SolarCity.