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Kalamazoo County is looking into claims that its veterans’ office was critically understaffed for two weeks.

The county once had two employees who could help veterans apply for federal benefits, but one of them left recently. When the other took a vacation, Commissioner Mike Seals says the office was down to one clerk who cannot help with Veterans Administration benefits.

Seals says that’s unacceptable.

MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) A joint state House committee could begin hearings as soon as this week on a scathing audit of a state-run veterans’ home 

WSW: The Strain on Military Families

Nov 4, 2015
Tony Ding, the Associated Press

Update: the start time of Col. Pereira's presentation at WMU has been corrected - see below.  

Angela Pereira spent 25 years in the U.S. Army, retiring with the rank of colonel. For most of those years, she was a military social worker assisting those in uniform dealing with family problems as well as mental health issues like PTSD

  

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(MPRN-Undated) A federal appeals court says a military reservist deserves for a jury to hear his case against the village of Vicksburg. 

"Embezzlement charges have been authorized against the former director of the Calhoun County Veterans Affairs Office. County Prosecutor David Gilbert said this morning he has authorized three counts of embezzlement by a county official over $50. Investigators believe Losey took about $42,000." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

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