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Spokane war widow denied college tuition benefit

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Army Sgt. James E. Craig was born in Spokane, married in Spokane, and after he was killed last year in Iraq, buried in Spokane.

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  • Technicality in tuition program cuts off help for Iraq war widow

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    The Fort Carson-based soldier had a Colorado license at the time of his death and his widow has been denied a college tuition waiver intended for the families of dead or disabled veterans.

    Natalie Craig is a nurse's assistant enrolled at Spokane Community College with the intent of applying to nursing school at Washington State University-Spokane. The Spokesman-Review reports she had been receiving a tuition waiver worth almost $1,000 a quarter until her adviser told her it was an error.

    She's appealing and hoping her marriage certificate will persuade the college she's entitled to the tuition waiver.

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