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Did a Military Base Contaminate Drinking Water in a North Carolina Community?

Did a Military Base Contaminate Drinking Water in a North Carolina Community

Though it’s too early to draw comparisons with the toxic conditions that existed at Camp Lejeune, another North Carolina base is suspected to be the source of contaminated water, and that contamination seems to be affecting a neighboring community. Atlantic, an unincorporated area of Carteret County, home to about 600 residents, has had two ground… Read More »

New North Carolina Law to Assess Effects on State Economy of Veteran-Owned Businesses

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A new state law, which could potentially affect an estimated 770,000 veterans living in North Carolina, went into effect on January 1. Starting this year, the Secretary of State is required to compile annual information about the number of veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small business and share the information with the state’s Department… Read More »

VA Secretary Shulkin Preserves $460M Program for Homeless Vets

VA Secretary Shulkin Preserves $460M Program for Homeless Vets

A storm of protest in December prompted Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin to reverse course and continue a joint program with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that provides housing for homeless veterans. According to the website Politico.com, Shulkin had planned to end one of two major VA programs benefiting homeless veterans and… Read More »