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In 2017, should the VA still be testing on dogs?

By Jonathan Kaupanger

Should experiments on dogs continue at the Department of Veterans Affairs?

Wait… don’t answer that yet. Let me dig up some information first so we can discuss this properly. 753 more words

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Repealing Obamacare is not so great for America's veterans

By Jonathan Kaupanger

There’s another effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare going on and at this point, it just reminds me of the old “Batman” TV show. 640 more words

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Report shows that the VA spent an absurd amount of money on mail

By Jonathan Kaupanger

A budget, in my opinion, is like fertilizer. If you want something to grow, you need it, but it sure does stink.  To get a good idea at how odorous the Department of Veterans Affairs budget is – and general health overall, you only need to look at one outwardly small line item: postage. 483 more words

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VA keeps chugging in storm-damaged Caribbean and Gulf Coast

By Jonathan Kaupanger

Veterans Affairs has been taking a beating in Gulf Coast area lately. First Harvey devastated Texas, then Irma dumped on the Caribbean and Florida – but the VA was able to shift quickly to keep services available for veterans.  734 more words

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Veteran suicide up in western states, down overall

By Jonathan Kaupanger

One out of every four veterans who commit suicide live in a western US state. Take a map of the US, start with Montana at the top then draw a line straight down through Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico – everything to the left of that line, including Alaska and Hawaii, represents 10,749 of the total 41,425 veteran suicides in 2014. 838 more words

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Chargers' LT will be presented HOF ring during halftime vs. Dolphins

Los Angeles Chargers Pro Football Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson will be presented his HOF ring during halftime of the team’s home opener vs. 119 more words

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100 vacant positions at new Veterans Crisis Line call center in Kansas

By Jonathan Kaupanger

A new Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) call center is opening today by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Topeka, Kansas. This is the third call center of this type in the US, and the VA expects to hire 100 employees to staff the center. 243 more words

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