Michigan Veterans

Grand Rapids
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A report says troubles at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans are largely resolved.


Veterans
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Democratic lawmakers in Lansing say the state Attorney General is doing too little, too late.


Grand Rapids
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Eleven former employees of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans have been charged with felonies for falsifying reports to reflect they made required patient visits when, instead, they were ignoring them. 


Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight, and a millage is expected to be a main topic of discussion.

 


Ford
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The Ford Motor Company is trying to help match local veterans with meaningful jobs.  

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans
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A joint state House committee could begin hearings as soon as this week on a scathing audit of a state-run veterans’ home.


Bicycle
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To help address the transportation needs of veterans in our state, AmeriCorps and the Michigan Region 10 Veterans Community Action Team has started a program called Wheels for Warriors. 


Michigan has done a poor job over the last decade making sure veterans collect all the benefits they’re entitled to. That’s according to a new report from the state Auditor General’s office.

The audit shows the Michigan Department of Military and Veteran Affairs (DMVA) has failed to adequately track the performance and spending of veterans’ agencies across the state. That includes organization such as Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion.