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VA wants one developer for massive West LA housing effort

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| Taking heat for slow progress in housing veterans on its West L.A. campus, the VA says it will seek a Principal Developer to oversee most of the planned 1,200 units.

Deported Army veteran wins fight for US citizenship

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Lawyers for Hector Barajas said the government informed them Thursday their client should attend a naturalization ceremony on April 13 in San Diego. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services confirmed the decision.

With VA secretary out, LA veterans are faced with unanswered questions

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Los Angeles County alone is home to over 300,000 veterans, the most in the country. And L.A. also has the largest VA medical center in the country.

3 wins for SoCal in Pentagon and VA budgets

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The military is ordering new planes, expected to boost L.A.'s aerospace industry. There's also help for homeless veterans and vets with "bad paper" discharges.

More veterans are heading west to fight a new battle: Worsening wildfires

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“Fighting fires exercises all those things that you really got used to in the military that you lost when you joined civilian life.”

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VA looks at car camping, temporary shelters for West LA veterans

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Housing is slowly arriving on the West L.A. VA campus. In the meantime, the agency is considering all sorts of options to shelter veterans faster.

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For dying veterans seeking life-ending drugs, federal law creates dilemma

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Veterans in government-run homes in many parts of the country that have legalized physician-assisted death are finding similar restrictions because assisted suicide goes against the policy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

What happened when veterans fixed up a Watts playground

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The Gonzaque Village housing complex needed a bit of TLC. A veterans' group needed a project. Together, they achieved something wonderful.

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