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Veterans Affairs

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  • Hmong vets suffer setback in quest for burial at U.S. cemeteries

    Hmong vets suffer setback in quest for burial at U.S. cemeteries
    WASHINGTON — For years, they have sought to heal what they call a lingering wound from the Vietnam War era. Hmong veterans — who fought in the CIA-backed secret war in Laos in the 1960s and '70s — have tried to obtain the right to be...
  • Will gays march in Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade after all?

    In Arizona, corporate presure might have helped persuade Gov. Jan Brewer this week to veto legislation derided as anti-gay. Now in Boston, this weekend, political pressure appears to be reopening a door for gays to one of the major events in the city,...
  • Baltimore VA hospital faulted for lengthy emergency room stays

    Baltimore VA hospital faulted for lengthy emergency room stays
    Shortages of beds, doctors and nurses in the Baltimore VA Medical Center's emergency room resulted in nearly half of a sample of patients spending more than 6 hours at the facility, including one who waited more than 24 hours, according to a critical...
  • Services suspended, offices closed, workers sent home

    Services suspended, offices closed, workers sent home
    Workers at Fort McHenry emerged shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday to post the sign: "Closed until further notice. No Entry. No trespassing." Over the next hour, joggers and cyclists pulled up to the gate, stopped, read the notice and turned around. Finally,...
  • VA finally making progress on benefits claims backlog

    VA finally making progress on benefits claims backlog
    Mike Dalton starts his day at a Department of Veterans Affairs office in Oakland doing something he couldn't do a year ago: He signs on to a computer and calls up an application for disability compensation. With a few mouse clicks, he pulls the...
  • Campus centers help veterans jump-start their college education

    Campus centers help veterans jump-start their college education
    Brian Rodriguez had his mother along for support at Cal Poly Pomona recently while he researched tuition assistance. But the freshman didn't need reinforcements. At the veterans center, students helped Rodriguez and answered questions about documents he...
  • Brown signs bills to aid veterans, boost community college costs

    SAN DIEGO — Californians will be asked to make $600 million available to help struggling military veterans find housing under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday. The governor also signed measures to allow community colleges to charge...
  • Baltimore VA focuses on breast cancer services to meet demand

    Baltimore VA focuses on breast cancer services to meet demand
    The rise in the number of female military veterans has led the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center to update its breast cancer care options to meet the growing demand. "Females are the fastest-growing demographic of veterans," said Dr. Ajay Jain,...
  • UCLA will appeal to save its stadium lease on veterans land

    UCLA will appeal to save its stadium lease on veterans land
    UCLA will appeal a decision that could force it to give up its baseball stadium on land leased from the U.S. veterans' agency. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero rejected a bid by the university and the Brentwood School to overturn his August ruling...
  • Maryland prisoners train service dogs for veterans

    Maryland prisoners train service dogs for veterans
    Within the stone walls of the Maryland Correctional Institution, Kent Brewer braced for the end he knew was coming. The inmate began to sneak pieces of sausage out of the cafeteria for his roommate, speaking to him in sentimental tones and succumbing to...