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Family of Wisconsin veteran settles wrongful death lawsuit

Apr. 07, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The federal government has agreed to pay $1 million to the children of an Army veteran who froze to death after he was discharged from a Veterans Affairs hospital in Wisconsin. The family of Vance Perry filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the...

Montana Veterans Affairs to open $12M primary care clinic

Apr. 07, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana VA Health Care System has announced plans to open a $12 million primary care clinic at a medical center in Helena where veterans will remain in a single appointment room and each provider will come to them in a “one stop shop” approach. ...

VA Secretary McDonough tours Montana with Sen. Tester

Apr. 05, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Veteran Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough heard frustrations over high turnover rates among health care providers at the agency as he began a three-day tour of Montana on Monday — his first official trip since being confirmed in February. The...

Sense of hope accompanies Passover, Easter in New England

Apr. 04, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Easter and Passover holidays were accompanied Sunday by more relaxed restrictions on houses of worship and gatherings in New England, along with worries about the spread of COVID-19. Many houses of worship required congregants to RSVP for a limited...

At Don CeSar on St. Pete Beach, the 1920s meet 2020s

Apr. 03, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The landmark Don CeSar Hotel has added a two-story pool bar and rooftop lookout to its sprawling beachfront property, completing a three-year renovation project aimed at connecting the Roaring ’20s to the 2020s. At the Beacon Pool Bar and Lookout, visitors can...

Reversing Trump, Pentagon releases new transgender policies

Mar. 31, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Wednesday swept away Trump-era policies that largely banned transgender people from serving in the military, issuing new rules that offer them wider access to medical care and assistance with gender transition. The new department...

Massachusetts veterans' home superintendent finalists named

Mar. 30, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — The next leader of the Massachusetts veterans care facility at which nearly 80 residents died after contracting the coronavirus will be selected from among two finalists. Rick Holloway, administrator for the Idaho State Veterans Home in Boise,...

North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission leader stepping down

Mar. 22, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The head of North Dakota's Indian Affairs Commission is stepping down, Gov. Doug Burgum announced Monday. Scott Davis has been executive director of the commission since 2009, when he was appointed by then-Gov. John Hoeven. Davis plans to join...

Groups ask Baker to delay next phase of reopening

Mar. 20, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related news around New England on Saturday: ___ MASSACHUSETTS Twenty-nine organizations are asking Gov. Charlie Baker to delay the reopening steps taking effect Monday, by at least at month. ...

VA Manchester to hold listening session for veterans

Mar. 20, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The VA Manchester Healthcare System will be holding a virtual listening session to hear from veterans on how to increase services for them. The Tuesday session from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. is one of 50 public sessions across the country from March...