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Veterans Home Workers Fight To "Save The Vets"
Saturday, 04/06/13
By Susan Keese
Workers from the troubled Vermont Veterans Home have taken to the streets of Bennington. They hope to enlist community support for what they see as a fight to save the state-run nursing facility.
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VPR News
Transitional Veteran Housing In Bradford
Tuesday, 08/14/12
By Charlotte Albright
In Vermont, an estimated 125 veterans are homeless on any given night. But the state is slowly expanding its transitional housing for vets, with four residences now in Bradford, Rutland, Winooski, and Northfield.  
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VPR News
Veteran Approaches Goal To Help Disabled Vets
Friday, 03/16/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Four years ago, a Korean War veteran from South Burlington began working to convince all cities and towns in Vermont to boost their property tax benefits for disabled veterans. Now, he's almost completed that mission.
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VPR News
State Veterans Office Balances Needs Of Wide Range Of Ages
Saturday, 11/12/11
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont has one of the oldest veterans' populations of any state in the country. Because of these demographics, the state office on Veterans Affairs says it's trying to balance the needs of veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War with the concerns of younger veterans.
Vermont Edition
The Needs And Challenges Of Vermont’s Veterans
Friday, 11/11/11
By Bob Kinzel
A look at Vermont's military veterans' major challenges, including health care, employment and housing issues, analysis of the special Legislative Irene briefing session and a listen back to the voices in the news this week.
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VPR News
More Towns Consider Increasing Veterans Tax Credit
Monday, 06/27/11
By Kirk Carapezza
About 200 of Vermont's 251 towns already allow disabled veterans to deduct $40,000 from the assessed value of their homes in order to reduce their property taxes. That number could soon increase. Earlier: Boosting Benefits For Disabled Veterans 
VPR News
Pentagon Commits $2.1 Million For Veteran Program
Friday, 05/13/11
A program that helps Vermont National Guard veterans returning from deployments in Afghanistan and elsewhere will get a one-year extension of funds from the Pentagon.
VPR News
Norwich Students Win Journalism Prize For 'War'
Tuesday, 05/10/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Students at the country’s oldest private military college have won a prestigious national prize for their documentary exploring issues veterans back from Iraq and Afghanistan face upon returning home. Norwich Students Produce New Documentary
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Saturday Special
State of the Re:Union: Veterans Coming Home
Saturday, 12/03/11
State of the Re:Union explores the challenges veterans face as they return home from war.
VPR News
Forty Towns Increase Property Tax Breaks For Veterans
Thursday, 03/04/10
By John Dillon
A South Burlington man's crusade on behalf of disabled military veterans became a statewide movement at town meetings this week. Residents in about 40 towns were inspired by the work of Lou Lertola to increase property tax breaks for the vets.
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VPR News
Vermont Unveils Plate For Veterans
Friday, 01/29/10
By Bob Kinzel
The state has unveiled a new set of commemorative license plates to honor veterans who have served in wars.
VPR News
DMV To Offer 6 New License Plates For Veterans
Thursday, 01/28/10
The state of Vermont will offer six new license plates for military veterans from World War II through the present conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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VT To Start Court To Help Troubled War Veterans
Thursday, 11/12/09
The state of Vermont is starting a special court for veterans who can trace their legal problems to their war service.
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