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Sotomayor joins city’s team
THE HEALDSBURG TRIBUNE --- New housing administrator has history of work with homeless. The issues of affordable housing and homelessness go hand in hand. At least that’s how Stephen Sotomayor, Healdsburg’s new housing administrator, explains it.
A Latino Marine veteran was detained for deportation. Then ICE realized he was a citizen.
WASHINGTON POST --- Richard Kessler, an immigration lawyer in Grand Rapids, Mich., said he was surprised when a woman he had worked with called to tell him that her son, a 27-year-old Marine veteran with mental-health issues, was being held ...
Jose Ovalle, WW2 veteran, was a part of US history few are aware of
NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER --- A few days before Christmas, my wife and I attended a funeral Mass for her uncle, José Ovalle. The Mass was in Merced, California, where José lived with his wife, Barbara, who is aunt and godmother to my wife, Ellen.
Homeless Army veteran reduced to tears when Navy vet hands him keys to his new car
THE EPOCH TIMES --- Life is full of surprises, some good, some not so good, and some just awesome. This one is in the “awesome” box.
Fifteen veterans graduate from Veteran’s Court Program
WMFD.COM --- Fifteen veterans received a certificate, a coin, and a fresh start Wednesday afternoon when they graduated from the Veteran's Court Program.
RivCo job fair to pair recruiters with active, ex-military
PATCH --- Recruiters from the public and private sectors will be conducting interviews and possibly making tentative employment offers during a job fair for veterans Thursday at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium.
Veterans underrepresented at top US colleges
EDUCATION DIVE --- Veterans using GI Bill benefits are overrepresented at private, for-profit colleges and underrepresented in public, four-year and high-graduation rate institutions, a recent report from Ithaka S+R found.
Former VA secretary Shulkin violated ethics rules, allowed security staff to chauffeur his wife, IG report finds
STARS AND STRIPES --- Former Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin broke federal statutes and ethics rules when he allowed his personal security detail to transport his wife without him, an investigation by the VA IG found.
Report cites concerns with VA security staff, says former secretary used his driver to chauffeur his wife
MILITARY TIMES --- Security officials charged with protecting the Veterans Affairs secretary were careless with travel information, collected false overtime payments and improperly acted as a chauffeur for one secretary’s wife.
Navajo code talker Alfred K. Newman dies at 94
MARINE TIMES --- A Navajo code talker who used his native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II has died in New Mexico at age 94. Navajo Nation officials say Alfred K. Newman died Sunday at a nursing home in Bloomfield.
Pioneer among female World War II pilots dies at 96
MILITARY TIMES --- A member of a pioneering group of women who flew military planes in the United States during World War II has died. Millicent Young of Colorado Springs, a member of the ... WASPs died Saturday. ... She was 96.
Congress’s new female vets will oversee the US military’s massive budget
QUARTZ DAILY BRIEF --- A powerful Congressional committee charged with overseeing the Pentagon’s vast $700 billion annual budget is now stacked with female military veterans, after the landmark 2018 elections brought a wave of women to Congress.
Union to VA chief: Disparaging veterans suffering from shutdown is despicable
CISION --- Leaders with the American Federation of Government Employees are calling out Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie for disparaging a disabled combat veteran who shared his firsthand accounts of veterans who are suffering ...
Six veterans’ groups unite, rip shutdown: ‘Get your act together’
USA TODAY --- Several prominent veterans’ groups held a rare, joint news conference Tuesday calling for an end to the government shutdown, saying tens of thousands of veterans in the federal workforce ... continue to go without pay.
VA chief slams union reps for playing the ‘veteran as victim’ card
TASK & PURPOSE --- Robert Wilkie has had it with people stereotyping veterans as victims — or at least that's the framing of a recent letter the Veterans Affairs secretary fired off to the American Federation of Government Employees on Monday.
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