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In California, Incarcerated Students Fall Through Gaps in Special Education Laws

May 29, 2013 | 5:30 am

In California, Incarcerated Students Fall Through Gaps in Special Education Laws

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by Joanna Lin, Center for Investigative Reporting TEHACHAPI, Calif. – School ended for Michael Garcia with a routine transfer from juvenile hall to adult county jail. There was no fanfare, diploma or cap and gown. He hadn’t graduated or dropped out. He’d simply turned 18. For the next 19 months, he was in limbo, unable […]

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Oakland VA Office Makes Veterans Wait 618 Days for Disability Pay

March 13, 2013 | 9:19 am

Oakland VA Office Makes Veterans Wait 618 Days for Disability Pay

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by Aaron Glantz, The Bay Citizen The Department of Veterans Affairs has failed to provide key information to Congress and the public that shows the agency’s ability to quickly provide service-related benefits has virtually collapsed under President Barack Obama. Infographic: Veterans waiting longer Internal VA documents, obtained by the Center for Investigative Reporting and authenticated […]

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Number of Veterans Who Die Waiting for Benefits Claims Skyrockets

December 20, 2012 | 12:49 pm

Number of Veterans Who Die Waiting for Benefits Claims Skyrockets

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by Aaron Glantz, The Bay Citizen After seven months of delay, the Department of Veterans Affairs finally approved World War II veteran James Alderson’s pension benefits last week. But it was not a cause for celebration or relief for Alderson, whose life’s work was the farm supply store he founded near Chico after returning home […]

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State Threatens to Shut Down Disability Center Amid Patient Abuse

December 13, 2012 | 9:25 am

State Threatens to Shut Down Disability Center Amid Patient Abuse

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by Ryan Gabrielson, California Watch The state’s largest board-and-care center for the severely disabled lost its primary license to operate today, after repeatedly exposing patients to abuse and shoddy medical care. State regulators cited the Sonoma Developmental Center, which houses more than 500 patients, for dozens of caseswhere patients were put at risk of injury […]

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