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Nearly $100K Raised For Marine From Ramona Who Lost His Legs In IED Blast

Aug. 20
By Beth Ford Roth
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Ramona native Marine Staff Sgt. Brandon Dodson suffered devastating injuries in an IED blast on Aug. 9 in Afghanistan. A webpage set up to help ease financial stress on Dodson's wife and toddler son has raised nearly $100,000 as of early Wednesday morning.

High School For San Diego’s Teen Moms Marks 20-Year Anniversary

Aug. 19
By Matthew Bowler
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For 20 years, Lindsay School has educated teenage mothers. Now, with a new partnership, the school is going to educate the babies, too.

Study: One In Four Military Families Depend On Food Banks (Video)

Aug. 18
By Beth Ford Roth
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A new study on hunger in America finds roughly 25 percent of military households need assistance from food banks to feed their families.

USA Discounters Must Refund $350,000 To Military Customers

Aug. 15
By Beth Ford Roth
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USA Discounters must provide refunds to U.S. military troops to the tune of $350,000, after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put a stop to the retail chain's practice of targeting service members with a so-called "fee scam." San Diego County has two USA Discounters locations, both near military bases.

Diaper Bill Proposed By San Diego Assemblywoman Provokes Backlash

Aug. 11
Capital Public Radio
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Lorena Gonzalez is dealing with some hostile reactions after proposing eligible California families receive $80 a month to help buy diapers. 

Zoo Fundraiser Held For Family Of Missing Marine Wife Erin Corwin (Video)

Aug. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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The family of Erin Corwin has had to endure more than six weeks of not knowing what happened to the missing pregnant Marine wife. Friends of Corwin, 20, held a fundraiser at a zoo near her Tennessee hometown to boost her family's spirits and help them raise money for a reward.

Children From Military Families Get To Be Padres For A Day

Aug. 8
By Dwane Brown
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Young children from military families got to practice their pitching, fielding, and batting at Petco Park on Friday.

The Real Reason USS Cowpens' Commanding Officer Was Fired (Video)

Aug. 7
By Beth Ford Roth
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During the recent deployment of the San Diego-based USS Cowpens, commanding officer Capt. Greg Gombert ensconced himself in his cabin for several weeks after becoming ill, putting a female officer in charge with whom Gombert had an “unduly familiar relationship," according to a Navy report.

Did Mexican Officials Violate Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi's Rights?

Aug. 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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Did Mexican officials at the border violate U.S. Marine veteran Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi's rights? That's the question before a federal judge in Tijuana Monday morning at Tahmooressi's second court hearing.

Military Commissaries Get Temporary Reprieve From Budget Ax

July 22
By Beth Ford Roth
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Congress has voted to restore $200 million in cuts to the taxpayer subsidies that help fund military commissaries.