Governor McMaster reappointed as Democrats vie to oppose him | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By JEFFREY COLLINS – Associated Press COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — Republican South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster won his party’s nomination for a second full term on Tuesday, as five Democratic gubernatorial candidates vied for their party’s nomination. If McMaster wins the general election in November and completes his term, he will become the longest-serving governor … Read more

Herschel Walker’s ties to veterans program come under scrutiny | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By BRIAN SLODYSKO – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Herschel Walker, football legend and leading Republican candidate for the Georgia Senate, often brags about his work helping service members and veterans struggling with mental health issues. In interviews and campaign appearances, the former Dallas Cowboy and Heisman Trophy winner takes credit for founding, co-founding and … Read more

Audit: Urgent response missing during outbreak in veterans’ homes | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By JOHN O’CONNOR – AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Slowness, poor compliance with existing rules, and little help from state public health officials have crippled Governor JB Pritzker’s administration’s response to an outbreak of COVID-19. 19 in November 2020 at a northern Illinois veterans home that left 36 people dead, according to a … Read more