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Legislature Backtracks On Detroit Veterans Home

Dec 15, 2017
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(MPRN-Lansing) A new veterans’ home may not go in Detroit as originally planned. State lawmakers OK’d a bill Wednesday that says the new home can go in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb counties. If the state still can’t find a place within 45 days, then it can look in the greater southeast Michigan area. 

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Dyrk Hamilton says if transgender people had been allowed to serve openly while he was in the Air Force and Air National Guard it wouldn’t have changed how he carried out his duties, but he would have enjoyed life more.


Governor Signs Veterans' Facility Reporting Bill

Oct 26, 2016
WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan veterans’ facilities are getting new reporting requirements. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Changes could be in store for Michigan’s veterans’ services. A House and Senate joint committee heard testimony Monday about a package of bills that would create a new Michigan Veterans’ Facility Authority. 

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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.

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