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GI Bill Funds Flow to For-Profit Colleges That Fail State Aid Standards

June 28, 2014 | 8:00 am

GI Bill Funds Flow to For-Profit Colleges That Fail State Aid Standards

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For-profit colleges in California make big bucks off veteran education funds, but aren’t showing results.

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Memorial Day: A Veteran Stops to Meet a Stranger

May 26, 2014 | 6:44 pm

Memorial Day: A Veteran Stops to Meet a Stranger

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A chance encounter prompts a vet to reach out to one who’s struggling with post-service life.

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VA Pays $200 Million For 1,000 Wrongful Deaths

April 3, 2014 | 6:00 am

VA Pays $200 Million For 1,000 Wrongful Deaths

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In the decade after 9/11, the VA made wrongful death payments for nearly 1,000 U.S. vets, including 59 in California.

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Her War: The Aftermath of Military Sexual Assault

July 25, 2013 | 8:00 am

Her War: The Aftermath of Military Sexual Assault

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By Mimi Chakarova, Center for Investigative Reporting Since 1990, the number of women veterans in the United States has doubled to 1.8 million. But a lot of female veterans, especially those who are younger, don’t consider themselves veterans at all — they incorrectly assume that a “vet” must have served in combat. Thus, many of […]

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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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Veterans More Likely To Be Homeless, New Study Aims to Find Out Why

February 10, 2011 | 4:46 pm

Veterans More Likely To Be Homeless, New Study Aims to Find Out Why

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Military veterans are 50 percent more likely to be homeless than other Americans, according to a new joint study by the departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD). And among those homeless vets, one in four live in California. Each year, HUD provides Congress with an assessment on the homeless population […]

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