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My Turn: Ryan budget means harsh cuts for Alaskans

...of veterans use Medicare, compared to 14 percent of the general population. Many use Medicaid to supplement Veterans Administration benefits as well. A VoteVets press release concluded, "These proposals are draconian, cruel, and unfair...
Trying to help others

...committing suicide at the rate of one every 80 minutes," Bowen said, quoting statistics from a January 2013 Veterans Administration report on the subject. "Statewide, it's a lot less than that."There are about 74,000 veterans in Alaska...
Otto Whitfield Jr

...Juneau in 1966, where he and Verma remained to this day. Otto worked for 16 years in federal service with the Veterans Administration, National Marine Fisheries and Alaska Power Administration. He also worked in State Government for 6 years...
Couple pays it forward with gift drive

...teacher and nurse's assistant, quit work to take care of him."Most of his appointments were at the Seattle Veterans Administration Hospital because the military hospital on base was overloaded with other wounded," she said.The cost of driving...
Fighting homelessness with haircuts, housing

...allows Juneau's myriad social services to gather information on homelessness in the city. As example, the Veterans Administration uses numbers from Project Homeless Connect to determine how many housing vouchers Juneau will receive.The Juneau...
The Election is a Clear Choice He suffers the effects of Agent Orange fifty years after serving in Vietnam, and depends on the Veterans Administration for his health care. I am the sister of an older brother who lives outside the country. He depends on his Social...
Funds sought for vet wings at elder homes

...administration, which had been negotiating with the Veterans Administration to allow the state to house veterans and receive...State officials were seeking a waiver from the Veterans Administration to allow them to receive federal assistance...
Murkowski works for vets

...veterans to receive veterans home benefits for the first time in Alaska. The next step is to work with the U.S. Veterans Administration to extend those benefits to more than one Pioneers Home in Alaska. Veterans in Alaska supported the first step...
My Turn: No call for endangering soldiers in war on Iraq

On Memorial Day, I called my father-in-law Paul at the Veterans Administration rehab center to thank him for all he did for our country in World War II. I've yet to make this annual phone call without choking...
This Day in History

...troops retreated. In 1890, Idaho became the 43rd state of the Union. In 1930, Congress created the U.S. Veterans Administration. In 1986, President Reagan presided over a gala ceremony in New York Harbor that saw the relighting of the...


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