Top 5 Veterans News Today: Dec. 08, 2017

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  1. Military Veterans Are Twice as Likely to Develop ALS—Inside the Search for Answers. In the early 1990s, when Maj. Randy Hebert of the U.S. Marine Corps was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, his body suddenly began to fail him. At first, the Desert Storm veteran tried to hide his increasing weakness from his wife…

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  2. The Number Of Homeless Veterans Rises. Here’s a phrase you hate to hear and is hard to say – homeless veterans. New government estimates on homelessness show that on a given night, more than half a million Americans are on the streets or in shelters, a slight increase from last year. Here’s NPR’s Quil Lawrence.
  3. The Runnels School honors veterans with reception and musical tribute. The Runnels School was a little fuller on Nov. 10 when veterans and their spouses attended a Veterans Day reception and musical program. Most of the veterans in attendance were grandparents, parents, siblings or friends of Runnels students, faculty and staff.
  4. Veterans advocates see progress in fight for caregiver benefits. Some veterans organizations on Wednesday urged lawmakers to pass legislative reforms for the Department of Veterans Affairs that include a mandate to expand caregiver benefits to veterans injured before 9/11 – a group that isn’t eligible now.
  5. Gov. Walker signs bills to support veterans. Gov. Scott Walker signed three bills into law Wednesday morning at Applied Fab & Machining in Wausau to increase support for veteran farmers, disabled veteran business owners, and tuition grants for National Guard members.