Top 5 Veterans News: April 30th 2018

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  1. ‘The VA is in turmoil again’. For years, the US Department of Veterans Affairs had been roiled by mishaps, setbacks and controversies. But recently, several veterans and their family members told CNN, they believed the department was finally improving.
  2. What Veterans Affairs needs to fix its deeper issues. The most obvious problem at the Veterans Affairs Department is that it doesn’t have a secretary. But that leadership vacuum only compounds the deeper issues the VA has spent years trying to overcome.
  3. Medicating in Wartime: The Cannabis Legacy of Vietnam Veterans. April 30th marks the 43rd anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the end of the War in Vietnam. About three million Vietnamese, and more than 58,000 Americans, were killed during the war.
  4. Durbin says VA would pay 65 percent for new Veterans Home facilities. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he is pleased to see progress being made to protect Illinois Veterans Home residents against outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease, but he believes new facilities are needed to prevent future problems.
  5. Michigan Students Unveil Inventions for Veterans. College students have created devices they say will improve the quality of life for disabled veterans and others with impairments.

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