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Lawmakers seek to fix Veterans Affairs $1 billion budget gap | Editors Pick | lmtribune.com

Lawmakers seek to fix Veterans Affairs $1 billion budget gap

By HOPE YEN of the Associated Press Jun 22, 2017 0 WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs was scolded by both parties over its budget Wednesday as lawmakers scurried to find a fix to an unexpected shortfall of more than $1 billion that would threaten medical care for thousands of veterans in the coming months. Under repeated questioning, VA Secretary David Shulkin acknowledged the department may need emergency funds.

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Attention Veterans: Imposter phone line attempting to access credit card information from Choice Program users – VAntage Point

Attention Veterans: Imposter phone line attempting to access credit card information from Choice Program usersVeterans Choice Program phone number is 1-866-606-8198 10

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Cross-country horseback rider finishing dad’s bucket list

KINGMAN – Cliff Romberger served in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971 and died in 2015 of a brain disease as a result of exposure to Agent Orange. He was a lifelong horseman and never fulfilled his last bucket list item: to ride coast to coast on horseback. His son is now fulfilling that wish.

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Machine gun stolen: Relic taken from top of VFW post over Memorial Day weekend

MOHAVE VALLEY — The Mohave County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate the theft of a machine gun over Memorial Day weekend from a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Mohave

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Tucson VA to hold Veteran Resource Fair, Town Hall event

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) –
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System will be holding a Veteran Resource Fair and Town Hall event on Saturday, June 10.

Veterans and their families are encouraged to attend the event that will take place from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. at the R.E. Lindsey Jr. Auditorium at 3601 S. Sixth Avenue.

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