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...overturned on a technicality.)In 1930, President Herbert Hoover signed an executive order establishing the Veterans Administration (later the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs).In 1949, the U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic...
This is just a drill

...have offices in the federal building, as does the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Department of Justice, the Veterans Administration, Social Security Administration and the Government Services Administration.The child care center at the building...
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My Turn: Veterans care is improving in Alaska

As a retired National Guard member and Veterans Administration employee, I believe that health care for veterans...result of an innovative partnership between the Veterans Administration, Indian Health Service, and other government...
Letter: Feigned outrage and finger pointing

...issues voter. As most Americans, and especially as a disabled veteran, I am apoplectic about the news that some Veterans Administration hospitals are not meeting the standard of care that veterans earned and deserve. It is an outrage and people...
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...


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