In the spirit of pure “blogging,” I just wanted to share this story with y’all about one of the few times as a journalist I can say we directly made a difference in someone’s life. It’s a follow-up to this story about a Coos Bay veteran named Stacy McClain. Long and short of it is this: he got his bennies back, after a phone call from the VA that came a day after our front-page story. It felt good to be able to help someone.
Here’s the link: