veterans

Legislature Backtracks On Detroit Veterans Home

Dec 15, 2017
State Capitol - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(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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(MPRN-Grand Rapids) A report says troubles at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans’ Home are largely resolved. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

If you’re a veteran and you need to apply for federal benefits, in theory you can fill out the paperwork by yourself. In reality, it might not be so simple.

“Filing a benefit, it’s like trying to do your taxes,” says Mike Hoss, Kalamazoo County’s Veteran Service Coordinator.


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Our Thanksgiving edition of WestSouthwest is a rebroadcast from earlier this month. We talk with author, actor and Marine veteran Benjamin Busch. 


Couples dance in the style of the 1940s as drummer Ray McKinley leads the Glenn Miller band at a policemen’s ball in Niagara Falls, New York on Nov. 25, 1963.
AP Photo/Dave Pickoff

Every year the Portage District Library sets up a few display cases that highlight local veterans - like Dock Stowell, an Albion professor who was a conscientious objector during World War II. Local historian Steve Rossio told us his story:


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