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Soldiers partner with doctors to battle blindness

Jul 01, 2015 1:33pm

Last month, I reported on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs teaming up with the Blinded Veterans Association, other government agencies and medical experts in Denver to discuss traumatic...

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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 4vets.biz reports it helps veterans receive discounts from select local and national companies. The site lists businesses that voluntarily offer discounts and reduced fees.

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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...

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Former Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned from his post late last month.</p>

Next VA secretary should come from the rank, file

Jun 04, 2014 1:52pm

Recent news reports suggesting the Department of Veterans Affairs has neglected veterans, and in some cases been responsible for the death of several individuals who served our nation, is cause...

Organizations offer veterans job help

Apr 30, 2014 3:07pm

I’ve written about a few motion-­picture-based organizations that attempt to help individuals break into the movie business. Although they exist to serve a wider audience, they do, and may still...