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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...

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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...

Nellis chief praises veterans as potential employees

Apr 02, 2014 1:47pm

Civilians might refer to newly minted veterans as “potential employees.” But Col. Barry R. Cornish of Nellis Air Force Base refines their status by calling them “our region’s hidden tech workforce...

Local VA chief discusses health issues

Mar 05, 2014 3:15pm

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Isabel Duff, director of the Veterans Administration Southern Nevada Healthcare System, who was named to the position almost one year ago when the...

American Legion receives help from others

Feb 06, 2014 5:10am

Despite its name implying it’s strictly a U.S. veterans group, the American Legion is actually an international organization, with ex­patriot members living around the world.

In Boulder...