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White House Seeks $125 Billion for Veterans in 2011

To expand health care to a record-number of Veterans, reduce the number of homeless Veterans and process a dramatically increased number of new disability compensation claims, the White House has announced a proposed $125 billion budget next year for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Top 10 Veterans News from Around the Country 2/1/10

# VFW Head Lauds Shinseki, Sees Improvements In Vets' Health Care. # NY Governor: Keep Aid To Local Vets' Agencies At Current Level. # Vets Cemetery In Kentucky On Track For Fall Opening. # Acute Psychiatric Unit Proposed For Vermont VAMC. # Ohio County Hard Hit By Veteran Suicides.

Regional Veterans News 1/31/10

Regional stories today on veterans education, health, benefits, and news from: Bloomfield, New Mexico, San Diego, California, Pueblo, Colorado, New Albany, Indiana, St Paul, Minnesota, Sarasota, Florida, Augusta, Georgia, Temple, Texas, Anchorage, Alaska, Highland Park, New Jersey, Colleyville, Texas, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Red Bluff, California

Regional Veterans’ News 1/30/10

Today's regional stories on Veterans, health, education and benefits come from: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Portland, Oregon, Sacramento, California, Saginaw, Michigan, Cincinnati, Ohio, Garden City, New York, New Concord, Ohio, Washington, DC, Lansing, Michigan, Iowa City, Iowa, and Great Falls, Montana

Regional Veterans’ News 1/29/10

Veterans News on Health, Benefits, Education, GI Bill, today from: Anchorage, Alaska, Billings, Montana, Woodbury, New Jersey, Helena, Montana, Moscow, Idaho, West Palm Beach, Florida, Camp Lejuene, North Carolina, Medford, Oregon, West Palm Beach, Florida, San Francisco, California, Kansas City, Missouri, Middleboro, Massachusetts, and Muskogee, Oklahoma,

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web

Matt Taibbi takes David Brooks to the Woodshed, The Nation looks at the State of the Union in a unique way, "Foreclosure" a national tragedy ignored in last night's address, Byron Dorgan discusses the Dems rescue of the economy and Jim Hightower throws some rocks at a glass building, in today's picks.

Regional Veterans’ News 1/28/10

Regional stories on Veterans health, education and other benefits from: San Jose, California, Carmi, Illinois, Columbia, South Carolina, Moffett Field, California, Des Moines, Iowa, Montpelier, Vermont, Huntsville, Alabama, and Springfield, Missouri

Regional Veterans’ News 1/27/10

Regional stories on Veterans Health, education and other issues today from: Vermillion, South Dakota, Knoxville, Tennessee, Lake City, South Carolina, New York, New York, Ogden, Utah, San Francisco, California, Riverview, Florida, San Francisco, California, Des Moines, Iowa, Seattle, Washington, Corruna, Michigan

Benefits Eligibility Extended

At least 4,300 veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan who left the military because of post-traumatic stress disorder are eligible to have their cases reviewed to see if they were improperly denied benefits, a nonprofit veterans group said. The group, National Veterans Legal Services Program, said the law required service members who had been separated from the military at least in part because of post-traumatic stress must receive disability ratings of at least 50 percent to receive benefits.

Regional Veterans’ News 1/26/10

Stories about regional veterans news, benefits, health and other issues today from: Clarksville, Tennessee, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Redding, California, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Muskogee, Oklahoma, Lake Jackson, Texas, Franklin, Louisiana, Hartford, Connecticut, and Fort Collins, Colorado

Health alarm raised about two state-operated veterans homes

Health alarm raised about two Pennsylvania veterans homes. Both the Hollidaysburg home and Gino J. Merli Veterans Center in Scranton show a series of serious deficiencies. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rated the facilities below average in meeting inspection requirements,

Regional Veterans’News 1/25/10

Neterans, new, benefits, health and education stories today from: Durango, Colorado, Detroit, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Prescott, Arizona, San Antonio, Texas, Toma, Wisconsin,Camp LeJeune, North Carolina

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web

In today's picks: "The Creation museum is a National Joke," "The Haiti Haters," "SC Lt. Gov. compares people getting gov’t help to ‘stray animals’ " and another look at a very suspicious death "UK- 70-year gag on Dr. David Kelly death evidence." Update" "Vampires Human Cattle and Supreme Court Capos."

Regional Veterans’ News 1/24/10

Today's regional veterans' news items cover veterans' health, education and benefits from Hampton, Virgina, Jefferson City, Missouri, Washington, DC, London, England, Williamson, West Virginia, Quincy, Illinois,Muskogee, Oklahoma,Waco, Texas and Idaho Falls, Idaho

Regional Veterans’ News 1/23/10

Veterans news stories today include items about veterans' benefits, health, education and veterans, organizationsfrom: Santa Cruz, California, Sycamore, Illinois, Northampton, Massachusetts, Buffalo, New York, Panama City, Florida, Pasco, Washington, Spanish Fork, Utah, Honolulu, Hawaii, Indianapolis, Indiana, Cincinnati, Ohio, Corunna, Michigan, Cocoa, Florida

Home Fires: In Balad, Smoke and Fire

Stories of soldiers, veterans and widows who attribute cancers and life-threatening illnesses to exposure to the burn pit are coming to light, as are more numerous reports of unexplained shortness of breath, asthma-like symptoms, respiratory issues and other problems.

Regional Veterans’ News 1/22/10

News on Veterans health, benefits and other issues from: Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Austin, Texas, Hicksville, New York, Orlando, Florida, Des Moines, Iowa, Santa Cruz, California, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Pell City, Alabama,

Regional Veterans’ News 1/21/10

Today's regional veterans' news stories come to you from: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Knoxville, Tennessee, Bonita Springs, Florida, Columbus, Ohio, Mills, Massachusetts, Phoenix, Arizona, Roanoke, Virginia, and Madison, Wisconson,

Regional Veterans’ News 1/18/10

Lumberton, Mississippi Veteran wants benefits, justice Victorville, California Couple helps veterans battle PTSD Buffalo, New York Veteran’s widow forced to fight for benefits Waipahu, Hawaii Filipino WWII veterans waiting for payments Danville, Virginia Perriello, veterans unite to support clean energy

Regional Veterans’ News 1/17/10

San Jose, California Women's scars of war Scranton, Pennsylvania VA flu clinic hours extended Washington, DC Military suicides set record in 2009 Angleton, Texas Committee seeking photos...

Regional Veterans’ News 1/16/10

Stories from Texas, Michigan, Florida,Washington and Utah appear today in our daily report from the provinces. Take a look at Seattle where veterans, after serving their adopted country, are facing deportation or Salt Lake City where treatment at the VA may be delayed for decades.

Regional Veterans’ News

# Salida, Colorado V.A. Opens Rural Telehealth Clinic in Salida # Albuquerque, New Mexico Vet's death highlights PTSD problem # Fort McCoy, Wisconsin Soldiers Transitioning Back Into Civilian Life # San Diego, California "The Two Star General Who Wasn't Pleads Guilty # Elmira, New York, New York Veteran's widow battles killer parasite from Vietnam