Items Tagged with 'veterans'


Street Talk: Saalfeld rebuts Talen on veterans millage

Mr. Manufacturing.

June 20, 2014
Last week, Street Talk reported that Kent County Commissioner Jim Talen thinks it wasn’t necessary to put a proposal on the November general election ballot for a dedicated millage to increase services for military veterans. Read More

Neurofeedback treats veterans with PTSD

Some West Michigan practitioners already offer the service.

May 23, 2014
Veterans can use their brainwaves to play a video game to alleviate PTSD symptoms through a treatment program offered at no cost for up to 20 sessions. Read More

Kent County to consider veterans’ services millage

Other counties spend more than Kent, which has the fourth-largest number of veterans.

May 16, 2014
The Kent County Board of Commissioners Millage Subcommittee has sent a proposal for a dedicated county millage for veterans’ services to the county Finance and Physical Resources Committee, which meets this week. Read More

New rules on veterans and disabilities are in effect

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs recently enacted two new ground-breaking regulations implementing the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act. Read More

Veterans would get break in community college tuition

LANSING — A constitutional amendment that would give all service members and veterans in-district community college tuition regardless of where they live could be on the ballot in 2014. Read More

County gets stunning report on veterans assistance

Subcommittee calls for increased spending and millage request.

June 28, 2013
At their regular board meeting Thursday, Kent County commissioners received a long-awaited report from a subcommittee that looked into the current status of veterans in the county, along with two vital recommendations on how they could improve the lives of those who have served, are serving or will serve in the future. Read More

Hiring Our Heroes job fair puts out call for veterans and their spouses

January 23, 2013
Veterans and their spouses will have the opportunity to meet with employers from more than 40 companies at the Hiring Our Heroes job fair on Thursday. Read More

Downtown development agency invites public to weigh in on park upgrades

January 18, 2013
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority will host two sessions this Saturday as a way to gather ideas from the public on how to upgrade two parks in the sector and also honor the city’s war veterans. Read More

Walmart moves veterans to front of jobs line at 117 Michigan stores

January 16, 2013
Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan can count on Walmart for a job. Read More

State veterans need help getting more benefits, advocates say

Mich. ranks low in both funding, use.

November 12, 2012
LANSING — Michigan ranks last among the 50 states on veterans’ funding per capita, according to a federal report. Read More