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Bio-weapons tested in state suffer health problems linked to their exposure to dangerous chemicals and germs. They are pressing the Veterans Affairs Department to compensate them. Earlier this year, the Defense Department acknowledged for the first time that some of...
Murkowski names public safety boss

...duties immediately, said Murkowski spokesman John Manly. Like all commissioners, except for the Military and Veterans Affairs Department commissioner, Tandeske will be based in Juneau, Manly said.
Senate approves jobs benefits for veterans

...veterans would cost just over $1 billion, Democratic aides said. It would be paid for by extending a fee the Veterans Affairs Department charges to back home loans.The law requiring governments to withhold 3 percent of their payments to contractors...
Mental health treatment delays hurt veterans

...returning troops are seeking care for mental-health issues stemming from their service experiences.But the Veterans Affairs Department's inspector general says many of those vets aren't being seen as quickly as they should be - and the VA's...
Military leaders welcome House GOP budget bill

...operating at last year's spending levels. The GOP measure unveiled on Monday would give the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments sought-after flexibility in spending that other agencies lack.The military leaders embraced that prospect...
Man pleads guilty in VA fraud case

...has pleaded guilty in a $1.5 million disability fraud case that a U.S. attorney said is the largest in Veterans Affairs Department history. James M. Sebero accepted an agreement with prosecutors and pleaded guilty Monday to charges of wire...
Indian tribe accused of abusing prescription-drug program

...Associated Press located on the inspector general's Web site. Under the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992, the Veterans Affairs Department, the Pentagon, the Coast Guard and the Public Health Service are entitled to buy drugs from suppliers at...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...endorsed by veterans and seniors across the state, our congressional delegation and the new head of the federal Veterans Affairs Department, is stalled in legislative committees. As usual, the normal legislative process puts off most decisions...


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