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Photo: New York state's Division of Veterans' Affairs
Photo: New York state's Division of Veterans' Affairs

New ethics rules for NY counselors of veterans

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state's Division of Veterans' Affairs has agreed to new ethics rules following an investigation showing two counselors received large inheritances from vets they helped.  Go to full article
Senator Bernie Sanders talking about Veterans Affairs in October 2013. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/32619231@N02/10173955015/">Senate Democrats</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Senator Bernie Sanders talking about Veterans Affairs in October 2013. Photo: Senate Democrats, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont gets nearly $1.7M to help homeless vets

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A program at the University of Vermont that helps homeless veterans and their families is slated to receive a federal grant of nearly $1.7 million.  Go to full article
Photo by Lizette Haenel.
Photo by Lizette Haenel.

Sen. Sanders: Veterans bill will reduce wait times

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says a bill passed by Congress to improve health care for veterans is the most significant piece of legislation affecting veterans in many years.

Sanders made the comments Wednesday during a visit to the Vermont veterans' hospital in White River Junction.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/truthout/4152991645/">Truthout.org</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Truthout.org, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Sanders discusses veterans health care overhaul

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will be discussing legislation he helped craft to improve health care for veterans.

Sanders, chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, will hold a press conference on Wednesday afternoon at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in White River Junction.  Go to full article

Vermont VA hospital sees most patients in 30 days

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital in White River Junction sees about 98 percent of patients within 30 days of their making appointments, better than the national average of 96 percent.

That still left 532 patients from Vermont and parts of New Hampshire waiting more than a month for an appointment.  Go to full article
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to fund universal pre-kindergarten is at odds with a plan that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is advancing. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevdia/10632385465/sizes/z/in/photolist-hcxKLM-bbqMye-bbqMDi-fTHQXW-bbqGNa-bbqL8k-bbqDTP-bbqEox-9Eyofy-9h2BLc-bbqKMZ-9h5sB7-9h5s4w-9y7fQR-9h5t1o-9h5vju-9h2mje-bbqF4k-bbqFkK-9h5vvh-9h2jSn-9y7gji-9h5ta5-bbqKuR-9Evtzz-9h5KcE-9EynuC-bbqJpV-9h2kkt-9h2nDB-9h5vNL-bbqJXT-9EynTs-9Eynbm-9Eynjj-9EvsUn-9h5vYW-9h5w5Y-bbqHfP-9Evtgz-iSdGEw-2k2kQf-7Vf85R-7Vinyo-7V5Ugj-7V2EtZ-eYXAVT-bbqJ14/">Kevin Case</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to fund universal pre-kindergarten is at odds with a plan that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is advancing. Photo: Kevin Case, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NYC mayor: We must help homeless veterans

NEW YORK (AP) New York City's mayor says he wants to end "the reality of veterans who are homeless."  Go to full article
St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers' new veterans community residence will welcome its first residents sometime next month. Photo: Chris Knight, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers' new veterans community residence will welcome its first residents sometime next month. Photo: Chris Knight, Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Saranac Lake center will welcome vets fighting addiction, PTSD

A new community residence for veterans suffering from both addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder is a few weeks away from opening its doors in Saranac Lake.

It's located in a quiet wooded lot near the main campus of St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers.

The center is meant to help veterans of the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with veterans of the Vietnam War. St. Joseph's received $3 million in state funding to build the 25-bed, 10,000-square-foot facility.  Go to full article

NY Senate backs high school diplomas for veterans

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The state Senate has passed legislation to make all honorably discharged military veterans eligible for a high school degree based on knowledge and experience from their service time.

The effort, called "Operation Recognition," already allows veterans of World War II, Korea and the Vietnam wars to get diplomas.  Go to full article
Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders at a Veterans and Military Families Summit last week announced an agreement on legislation to award six percent of state contracts to service-disabled veteran owned small businesses. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/13291500255/">Office of Gov. Cuomo</a>
Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders at a Veterans and Military Families Summit last week announced an agreement on legislation to award six percent of state contracts to service-disabled veteran owned small businesses. Photo: Office of Gov. Cuomo

NY Legislature OKs contracting goal for veterans

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The New York Legislature has approved a goal of 6 percent state contracting with companies owned by service-disabled veterans.

The bill passed by the Senate and Assembly creates a state procurement unit to develop and coordinate a statewide plan that promotes contracting by state agencies with those companies.  Go to full article
Governor Andrew Cuomo, meets with members of the New York Army National Guard on Nov. 17.  Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50880267@N08/10947246426/in/photolist-hFnuY3-hFnv2u">New York National <br />Guard </a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Governor Andrew Cuomo, meets with members of the New York Army National Guard on Nov. 17. Photo: New York National
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NY holds "Veteran and Military Family Summit"

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo has promoted legislation to help disabled veterans during what was billed a "Veteran and Military Family Summit."

The proposed legislation, symbolically signed by Cuomo and legislative leaders, would set aside 6 percent of state contracts for small businesses owned by veterans disabled during their service.  Go to full article

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