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Veterans Affairs

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  • Married same-sex couples still not eligible for veterans' benefits

    Married same-sex couples still not eligible for veterans' benefits
    A recent Pentagon announcement made it clear that same-sex spouses of U.S. military personnel will begin receiving full benefits immediately. But once military service ends, they may be out of luck. LGBT veterans and their partners could find themselves...
  • Judge strikes down stadium lease for UCLA baseball on VA campus

    Judge strikes down stadium lease for UCLA baseball on VA campus
    A federal judge ruled Thursday the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs misused its sprawling West Los Angeles campus by leasing land for a hotel laundry, a film studio storage lot and UCLA's baseball stadium, but stopped short of ordering the tenants...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Sept. 1 First Sunday Arts Festival Event takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 and features crafts, artists, music, street performers and sidewalk dining in the first block of West Street and Calvert Street in Annapolis. Free....
  • A partial win for disabled vets in fight with West L.A. VA

    A partial win for disabled vets in fight with West L.A. VA
    A federal judge's ruling Thursday jeopardizes the Department of Veterans Affairs' practice of generating revenue by leasing out unused space on its West Los Angeles acreage. It's a win for veterans advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union, which...
  • One man's efforts untangle WWII prisoners' Catch-22

     One man's efforts untangle WWII prisoners' Catch-22
    — The last Illinois survivor of a mostly forgotten World War II prisoner-of-war saga lives in a white farmhouse 7 miles north of town. Retired from grain farming since 1988, Alva Moss, 89, walks a narrow road, mows his lawn and plays tennis for...
  • The VA's homeless failure

    The VA's homeless failure
    A federal judge made the right decision when he ruled last week that the Department of Veterans Affairs had misused its West Los Angeles campus by leasing land to the private Brentwood School, a hotel laundry service, UCLA (for the use of Jackie...
  • 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...
  • VA office excluding veterans from disability program, group says

    VA office excluding veterans from disability program, group says
    A senior official of the American Legion, working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce its disability claims backlog, told Congress her organization had encountered an "obstructionist attitude" in the VA's underperforming Baltimore...
  • A housing fix for California veterans

    A housing fix for California veterans
    California voters approved Proposition 12 five years ago, authorizing a $900-million bond issue to help military veterans buy homes and farms. But while the number of returning vets is still high, their interest in buying houses with state-backed low-cost...
  • Mikulski demands Baltimore VA improve 'lackluster' performance on key program

    Mikulski demands Baltimore VA improve 'lackluster' performance on key program
    In a letter sent Monday to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Maryland's senior senator called on the VA's Baltimore office to develop an action plan within 10 days to improve its "lackluster" approach to an initiative designed to...
  • Police warned Navy officials about Aaron Alexis

    WASHINGTON — Police in Rhode Island warned the U.S. Navy last month that Aaron Alexis was hallucinating and hearing voices, and security officials at the local Navy base where he worked promised to look into the matter. Newport Police Lt....