Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, April 10, 2015

Category: Miami Lawyer Blog
Published on 10 April 2015
Written by Patrick Russell Hits: 922

Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, April 10, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week for U.S. Veterans. Enjoy!

Save 96 Year Old War Hero From An Eviction
As a young prisoner of war, he survived the brutality of the Nazi 'death march' across Europe. Now 96-year-old Robert Clark is engaged in a different sort of battle after a council refused to increase funding he needs for a live-in carer. It means the Second World War veteran could be forced out of his home of nearly 50 years and into a care home – a move his son describes as 'like going back into a prisoner of war camp'.

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VA Announces New Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness
VA Secretary Bob McDonald today announced the award of nearly $93 million in Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) 3-year grants that will help approximately 45,000 homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families. The grants will be distributed to 24 non-profit agencies in 15 communities, with $30 million in awards being distributed to the Los Angeles area.

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Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Monday, April 6, 2015

Category: Miami Lawyer Blog
Published on 06 April 2015
Written by Patrick Russell Hits: 904

Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Monday, April 6, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week for U.S. Veterans. Enjoy!

Helping Veterans: Veterans with PTSD reclaiming their lives
Major Joshua Brandon has been an Infantry Officer with the U.S. Army since 2002 and he has PTSD. Difficult memories were triggered when he was driving to the grocery store in Tennessee and he would smell the smoke from backyard fires.

"I started looking for threats in all directions. My adrenaline would spike. I had to pull over and talk myself out of it."

Major Brandon has the courage to talk about his experience and how VA has helped him with his PTSD on the website AboutFace. Learn about posttraumatic stress disorder from Veterans who have experienced it. Hear their stories. Find out how treatment turned their lives around.

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Help a Veteran: Supportive service partnerships key to ending Veteran homelessness
As VA works to end homelessness among Veterans by the end of 2015, partnerships of all types – including with federal, state, local and private entities – are essential in providing employment opportunities and safe and affordable housing to support homeless Veterans' needs. These partnerships can increase the range of service offerings and thus provide better outcomes for Veterans and their families. The work of Yvette DeJesus exemplifies why partnerships play a critical role in helping to end Veteran homelessness.

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Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Friday, April 3, 2015

Category: Miami Lawyer Blog
Published on 03 April 2015
Written by Patrick Russell Hits: 952

Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Friday, April 3, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Florida Law Update: Florida legislators considering 50 bills to limit public records access
Amid a lawsuit alleging that state leaders violated the Sunshine Law in firing Florida's top law enforcement officer, lawmakers in the Capitol are considering more than 50 proposals to limit Floridians' access to public records.

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Florida Legal News: Are the Florida Medical Marijuana Laws ambiguous?
Vague legal jargon and apparently contradictory laws are fueling confusion over the legality of medical marijuana in Florida.

Two separate Florida laws are being talked about in the case with Scott and Marcia Yandell, the St. Johns couple arrested for allegedly running a marijuana operation out of their home, and neither law clarifies whether it's legal.

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FL Insurance Law: Arctic Melt Creates Weakest Gulf Stream in 1,000 Years, Weather Shifts Expected
Gulf Stream water currents in the Atlantic Ocean have slowed to the weakest in as long as 1,000 years, threatening shifts in U.S. and European weather, as well as coastal sea levels including in New York and Boston.

The currents are probably affected by changes in ocean density as fresh water melts from Arctic ice sheets, scientists led by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research said in a study Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.

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