Military Justice http://www.kplu.org en Senator Patty Murray to chair Committee on Veterans Affairs http://www.kplu.org/post/senator-patty-murray-chair-committee-veterans-affairs <p>Washington's Senior US Senator, Patty Murray, has become the first woman ever appointed as chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.</p><p><a href="http://www.theolympian.com/2011/01/27/1522115/patty-murray-to-head-veterans.html">Murray replaces Democratic Sen. Daniel Akaka</a> of Hawaii as the new committee chair.&nbsp; According to <span class="creditline">Rob Hotakainen, Staff </span><span class="creditline">writer at the Olympian, </span>Akaka is an 86-year-old veteran of World War II and has headed the committee for the last four years.</p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 01:06:22 +0000 KPLU News Staff & Bellamy Pailthorp 662 at http://www.kplu.org Senator Patty Murray to chair Committee on Veterans Affairs Army hearings continue into Afghan civilian killings http://www.kplu.org/post/army-hearings-continue-afghan-civilian-killings <p>Private First Class Andrew Holmes of Boise joined the Army the day he turned 18. That was two years ago. By his 19th birthday he was fighting in Afghanistan. But he turned 20 this past August locked-up in an Army brig in Western Washington. Mon, 15 Nov 2010 17:06:58 +0000 Austin Jenkins 145 at http://www.kplu.org Army hearings continue into Afghan civilian killings