Health Care for Soldiers 

(AP) The Commission to Protect the Lives and Health of Members of the Maine National Guard issued a report to the Legislature on Tuesday as lawmakers gave final approval to a joint resolution calling on Congress and President Obama to address health care reforms for service personnel. The commission is led by Barbara Damon-Day of Newcastle, the mother of a Maine National Guard member who died suddenly while serving in Afghanistan. Captain Patrick Damon had been a longtime legislative staffer. Recommendations for federal action include increasing efforts to diagnose and treat illnesses and making anthrax vaccine safety data available to independent researchers.