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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Colorado Springs court for veterans persists 5 years on

    A soldier's post-war crime convinced a Colorado Springs lawyer something had to change. Public defender Sheilagh McAteer represented Kenneth Eastridge, an Iraq war vet charged in the 2007 slaying of a fellow Fort Carson soldier off base. Eastridge was...
  • VA: Cut spending or delay projects to finish Denver hospital

    The Veterans Affairs Department on Friday offered Congress two new ways to finish a budget-busting medical center under construction in suburban Denver: Broad spending cuts of nearly 1 percent, or shifting funds from dozens of construction and maintenance...
  • Balto. Co. councilman says he'll block Fort Howard redevelopment

    Balto. Co. councilman says he'll block Fort Howard redevelopment
    A developer's plans for turning a crumbling waterfront Veterans Affairs property into more than 1,300 homes took a hit Thursday night. Baltimore County Councilman Todd Crandell, who represents the area, told members of the North Point Peninsula...
  • Savvy Senior: Home improvement assistance programs for seniors

    Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any financial assistance programs or other resources that can help seniors with home improvement projects? I would like to help my 86-year-old father make a few modifications to his house so he can live there as long as...
  • Orlando police, Iraq and lap dogs: Letters

    Orlando police, Iraq and lap dogs: Letters
    Orlando police 'best' My car was stolen from my driveway in College Park on May 27. I reported the loss around 9 a.m. to the Orlando Police Department. Shortly afterward, a patrol unit spotted the car and returned it to me before noon. This quick and...
  • Orlando Lions, Rubio, and Catholic schools: Letters

    Orlando Lions, Rubio, and Catholic schools: Letters
    Lions roared in Citrus If Orlando City Soccer Club had actually listened to its fans, it would have announced last week that it was abandoning plans for a soccer-specific stadium altogether and would instead continue playing in the newly renovated...
  • National Guard Charlie Troop back from Afghanistan but still at war

    National Guard Charlie Troop back from Afghanistan but still at war
    The soldiers moved single file through this lakeside town, hiding in doorways and ducking down side streets as if they were still in Afghanistan. It was July 4, 2013, and a dozen soldiers — members of a Michigan National Guard unit called...
  • Orlando VA - Another case of talk-vs.-action with Marco Rubio

    Early this morning, as I was reading Marco Rubio’s op-ed in the Sentinel -- “Marco Rubio: New VA hospital a milestone but agency needs more work“  -- it took me a moment to figure what irked me so much. I mean, I certainly agree that...
  • Dual-service couples could see housing allowance slashed

    Dual-service couples could see housing allowance slashed
    Many of the 40,000 dual-service couples in the military — members married to other service members — have for years drawn combined housing allowances stateside that more than cover their rent and utility costs. The philosophy has been that...
  • Government audit finds improper behavior at Philadelphia Veterans Affairs facility

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior Veterans Affairs officials in Philadelphia acted improperly when subordinates were charged money to attend a work-related party featuring psychic readings, resulting in personal profits for the spouse of one official,...
  • Marco Rubio: New VA hospital a milestone but agency needs more work

    Marco Rubio: New VA hospital a milestone but agency needs more work
    This week, the doors opened at the long awaited Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center on the Lake Nona campus. This was a welcome occasion for veterans throughout Central Florida, who will now be cared for in this new state-of-the-art hospital....