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Veterans Affairs

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  • 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...
  • Michelle Obama to Keynote Disney Event on Hiring of Military Veterans

    First Lady Michelle Obama will give the keynote address at a workshop on hiring military veterans on Nov. 14 at Walt Disney World. One of the first lady's signature priorities has been support for military families, and she has tried to draw the interest...
  • 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...
  • UCLA files motion to keep its baseball stadium on veterans' land

    UCLA files motion to keep its baseball stadium on veterans' land
    UCLA has gone to court to overturn a decision that could force it to give up its baseball stadium on land leased from the U.S. veterans agency. The university described itself as a "surprising casualty" of an August ruling that the Department of...
  • Is Uncle Sam sacrificing accuracy in its quest to process veterans benefits claims faster?

     
    The federal government says it is trying hard to reduce the backlog of claims from veterans seeking benefits. The Department of Veterans Affairs is making employees work overtime, has fast-tracked the longest-pending claims and has moved to paperless...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Sept. 8 Beach fun The Mayo Beach Park Fun Day will be held 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the park, 4150 Honeysuckle Drive, Edgewater. Canoeing, kayaking and other water activities. Lifeguards will on be duty and picnics are welcome. Grilling, alcohol or...