Top 5 Veterans News: Jan. 12, 2018

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  1. Breakfast draws veterans and friends to Fort Kent Legion. For nearly a year now, local veterans have gathered at the Martin-Klein American Legion Post 133 on the first Saturday of the month for breakfast and some social time.
  2. Veterans give history lesson to Arlington students. One way to avoid the draft during the Vietnam War, Army veteran Jon Treece told a class of Arlington students Wednesday, was to enlist instead.

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  3. Housing for homeless veterans threatened if Washington state lawmakers don’t pass construction budget. For two years, plans have been underway for construction of an 80-unit affordable-housing development in Kent for homeless veterans and chronically homeless people, particularly those dealing with mental illness and substance abuse.
  4. Cooperation is key in mission to help veterans. Even football wasn’t able to unite Americans this past fall. Debate about what it means to sit or stand during our national anthem filled sports arenas with the same derision and tension that’s set the mood in the political arena.
  5. VA promises action to protect veterans from predatory lenders. The Department of Veterans Affairs will soon propose rule changes to its home loan guarantee program that aim to stop lenders from aggressively targeting and pressuring veterans to refinance their home loans, a VA official told congressmen Wednesday.

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