veterans

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A federal health agency says contaminated drinking water might have caused cancer and other chronic disease among veterans and families who lived at a former northern Michigan military base.

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Information on employment opportunities, housing, Veterans Affairs benefits and more will be available for military veterans during a free forum in Southfield, north of Detroit.

Memorial Day in Holt
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Under a blazing hot sun, hundreds turned out in Holt to remember US service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice. 


Capitol building
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Michigan legislators say veterans affiliated with a private club or fraternal organization should be permitted to drink at whatever location they please.

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Michigan's first county veteran fund was approved by lawmakers in the state House on Wednesday.

Capitol building
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State auditors say Michigan could do a better job of identifying veterans who might be eligible for federal benefits.

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The state might change its mind about putting a new veterans’ home in Detroit. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports the Legislature passed a bill Wednesday that lets the state put the home in a different location.


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A western Michigan bar has apologized for asking a veteran and his service dog to leave the establishment.

 Lt. Will Milzarski
Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

The IRS is asking a wounded veteran from Michigan to pay $62,000 in income taxes on the federal government's cancellation of his student loans.

Michigan Vietnam Monument at night
Courtesy / Michigan Department of Military & Veterans Affairs

Thu., Nov. 2 from 12pm to 1pm at the Michigan Vietnam Monument | You're invited to join your community in paying respects to those who served and perished in the Vietnam War. 

man speaking at podium
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More than 52,000 Americans died in the Vietnam War.  Virtually all who survived came home with some level of emotional trauma.  Decades after the fall of Saigon, thousands of veterans continue to live with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

 


Eric Fanning photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Former U.S. Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning was in East Lansing today to campaign for Democratic congressional candidate Elissa Slotkin. Both are Michigan natives with extensive military and national security credentials.

A report says troubles at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans’ Home are largely resolved.

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans
Courtesy photo / Michigan Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Democratic lawmakers in Lansing say the Attorney General is doing too little, too late.

Downtown Grand Rapids
Courtesy / City of Grand Rapids, Planning Dept.

Eleven former employees are charged with falsifying records at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.


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