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SEP 01, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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VA to hold town halls to discuss health care

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials with the Veterans Affairs health care system in New Mexico are planning two town halls to discuss health care and disability claims with veterans and their families. Following whistleblower complaints, investigators earlier this year uncovered large-scale improprieties in the way VA hospitals and clinics around the country scheduled veterans for appointments.

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AUG 31, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Report says juveniles institutionalized too long

(AP) — An independent, nonprofit organization in Arkansas is looking into whether youth sent to the state's juvenile facilities are staying months or even years past their initial release dates. The Disability Rights Center of Arkansas was prompted to look into the issue after a 13-year-old boy was sent to the Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center for disorderly conduct ...

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AUG 31, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Group monitoring extended youth lockup stays

(AP) — The Disability Rights Center of Arkansas is looking into whether children sent to the Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center are staying months or even years past their initial release dates. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1tQn3MN ) the group was prompted to look into the issue after a 13-year-old boy was sent to the state's largest youth lockup ...

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AUG 29, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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W.Va. center gets disability education grant

McKinley says the center has been dedicated to helping parents of children with disabilities through the concept of parents helping parents. The Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities Program works to ensure that parents of children with disabilities receive training and information to help improve results for their children.

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AUG 28, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Arizona high court refuses to erase death sentence

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court is refusing to erase the death sentence of a man convicted of two killings. Attorneys for Ruben Garza had asked that his death sentence be erased in light of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on determining whether somebody who claims mental disability can be executed.

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