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4:30 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

WSW: A Veteran Looking to Help Homeless in Portland, Maine

A Stand Down for Veterans event to address issues of homelessness among vets in Massachusetts
Credit FEMA Photo Library/Wikicommons

WestSouthwest with story by Chris Killian

 (This story has been updated.)   

In Portland, Maine a veteran spends his nights trying to find the city's homeless, so he can help. Kalamazoo reporter and WMUK Correspondent Chris Killian followed along. 

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5:31 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

World War II veterans welcome home after honor flight

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22 Veterans from Kalamazoo and Battle Creek had one-day all expenses paid flight to Washington D.C. and back
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Merlin Shaver busted out laughing when he saw the "Welcome Home Mutt" sign his family was holding, paying homage to a childhood nickname, as he paraded through the sea of people welcoming him home Saturday. "I never would've dreamed that anything like this could happen," Shaver said.
8:08 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Honor flight planned for World War II veterans from Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

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Event planned for Saturday at Western Michigan University
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Twenty-four WWII veterans from Kalamazoo and Battle Creek are finally getting the homecoming they never had. "These WWII veterans, they went off to the war and they didn't know if they were going to come back alive," said Dan Moyle, vice president of Talons Out Honor Flight.
2:46 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Special court for troubled veterans proposed for Van Buren, Allegan, Barry Counties

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Veterans court would be similar to drug courts
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
According to Baillargeon, some veterans are not committing crimes due to simple criminality but because of problems resulting from their military service, such as post traumatic stress syndrome and substance abuse. "We'll try to grab ahold of some of these nonviolent felony and misdemeanor cases and try to put them in a program that will really follow them," Baillargeon said.