Nearly 1 in 5 had mental illness before enlisting in Army, study says
Alan Zarembo | Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Times – Tue Mar 4 09:45:00 UTC 2014
Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. soldiers had a common mental illness, such as depression, panic disorder or ADHD, before enlisting in the Army, according to a new study that raises questions about the military’s assessment and screening of recruits. More than 8% of soldiers had thought about killing themselves and 1.1% had a past suicide attempt, researchers found from confidential surveys and interviews with 5,428 soldiers at Army installations across the country.
Wary Arizona businesses urge veto of anti-gay bill
By Cindy Carcamo | Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Times – Sun Feb 23 03:15:00 UTC 2014
Some Arizona business owners, still smarting from boycotts launched after the state passed a sweeping anti-illegal-immigration law, are trying to fend off a possible backlash from a new piece of legislation that has the gay community and its supporters in an uproar.
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