Veterans, Widows Say Portland Retirement Homes Drained Life Savings

Lawsuit alleges that Holiday Retirement Inc. promised benefits that never appeared


A lawsuit against a local chain of retirement homes alleges that Holiday Retirement Inc. bilked veterans and their widows, promising to help secure benefits to pay for their care—and then leaving them without their life savings when the money never came through.The suit, filed last week in Multnomah County Circuit Court, says that representatives from Holiday's Portland-area retirement homes—including ...   More
Friday, September 6, 2013 EMILY SCHIOLA

Veterans Day: If You're a Struggling Vet, Read This

As the wars in Iraq and Afganistan drag on, we have a piece of good news for local veterans on this chilly Veterans Day. Next week, Central City Concern will team up with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to hold a Veterans Stand Down [PDF] on Nov. 16 and 17 for vets who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. The free event, complete with a job fair, clothes, and haircuts, will ...   More
Thursday, November 11, 2010 Jacob Pierce

Photographer of Military Funerals Needs Help to Continue His Work

Local photographer Q Madp has long worked to honor U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan with photos of their funerals. But he says that work is now in jeopardy because of his own financial hardships. Madp isn't seeking handouts, though. Just help in the form of somebody agreeing to sponsor his documentary work. For the past eight years, the Northeast Portland man has attended and ...   More
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

The Telling Project Is Well Worth a Listen

The last time I heard a war story it came from my Grandfather. He is kind of a "uphill to school both ways" kind of story teller, so it was easy to assume some of the gory details had been inflated. The Telling Project, a play performed by eight veterans, made me wish I had listened more to him—and maybe asked a few more questions of the other veterans in my life. The play, performed ...   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Heather Morse

VA Head In PDX for Q-&-A On New GI Bill

Some of you may remember former Army Chief of Staff Eric Shinseki for publicly breaking in 2003 with the Bush administration over estimated troop requirements for the Iraq war, and then being vindicated in 2007 when the U.S. sent in more troops to stabilize the country. Shinseki, now Secretary of Veterans Affairs, visited Portland today to co-host a roundtable at Portland State University with ...   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Aaron Mendelson

What Obama's Drug Czar Said In Portland About Legalizing Pot

Gil Kerlikowske, Director of National Drug Policy, is in Oregon this week visiting drug treatment centers as part of President Obama's upcoming National Drug Control Strategy. Speaking this morning at Oregon Partnership, a nonprofit with services that include drug prevention programs and a crisis line for suicide intervention, Kerlikowske praised his host's outreach to veterans with substance abuse ...   More
Thursday, January 14, 2010 Ari Phillips


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