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Veterans awarded for post-military work

Sep 30, 2015 4:52pm

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services headquartered in Reno (with offices throughout the state) oversees several programs for veterans that are exclusive to Nevada. Examples include select...

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Broadcasters address ways to hire veterans

May 06, 2015 1:46pm

The National Association of Broadcasters recently held its annual convention in Las Vegas. As part of the event, the trade group sponsored a seminar to advise employers about the value of hiring...

Bills to aid veterans under consideration

Apr 01, 2015 2:00pm

By the time this is published, I will have attended Veterans and Military Day at the Legislature in Carson City. At the Veterans Wall at the state Capitol building, Gov. Brian Sandoval and other...

Titus addresses veterans’ transportation needs

Mar 04, 2015 1:18pm

Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., recently held a veterans roundtable in Las Vegas to discuss happenings on Capitol Hill. She is on the House Veterans Committee, and is the ranking member on memorial...

Numerous organizations strive to help veterans

Feb 04, 2015 1:27pm

A website called reports it helps veterans receive discounts from select local and national companies. The site lists businesses that voluntarily offer discounts and reduced fees.


Clergy provides link to help veterans

Dec 31, 2014 3:28pm

The legislative chairwoman of the Society of Military Widows, Nevada’s Janet Snyder, is well-versed on local veterans issues and travels across the country gathering information and promoting...

Student loan burden hinders VA employees

Nov 05, 2014 2:28pm

Last month I wrote about Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald’s plans to bring more medical doctors and other health professionals into the VA system. One of the items in his broad outlook...

VA secretary strives to boost medical personnel

Oct 01, 2014 1:42pm

Last month I wrote that there was more to come concerning the new Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald. At a press conference at the VA medical facility in North Las Vegas...

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Nevadans learn about services for blind

Sep 03, 2014 1:17pm

Recently, two conventions of organizations that serve blind individuals were held in Nevada.

In Las Vegas in July, the 53rd annual conference and convention of the American Council of the...

Comic books, G.I.s mix well

Aug 06, 2014 1:20pm

Some years ago I faithfully attended the annual Comic-Con gathering in San Diego with my young son, a fan of Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, to be sure. Short for “comic book convention,” the...

A Roosevelt still lauding GI Bill

Jul 02, 2014 2:26pm

The GI Bill that provides financial assistance for education is one of the more successful government programs ever put into action.

Vietnam veterans were able to take advantage of the bill...