veterans http://waer.org en SUNY Students Back Bill to Help Out-of-State Vets go to SUNY Colleges http://waer.org/post/suny-students-back-bill-help-out-state-vets-go-suny-colleges <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A bill sits on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk that could make it easier for veterans to afford to go to college here in New York.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.sunysa.org/">The Student Assembly of the State University of New York</a> is lobbying for the measure.&nbsp; Communications Director Juliann Schindler explains it would open SUNY campuses to out-of-state vets.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:05:53 +0000 Chris Bolt 21448 at http://waer.org SUNY Students Back Bill to Help Out-of-State Vets go to SUNY Colleges Congressional Candidate John Katko Proposes Health and Other Assistance to Veterans http://waer.org/post/congressional-candidate-john-katko-proposes-health-and-other-assistance-veterans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.johnkatkoforcongress.com/">Congressional candidate John Katko</a> thinks he just might have the background to help clean up some of the problems at the Veterans Administration should he get elected.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:29:32 +0000 Chris Bolt 20873 at http://waer.org Congressional Candidate John Katko Proposes Health and Other Assistance to Veterans New VA Housing Development is First in Syracuse to Provide Supportive Services http://waer.org/post/new-va-housing-development-first-syracuse-provide-supportive-services <p>Navy veteran Sonny Carelli wanted to make something clear right off the bat at Friday’s ribbon cutting of VanKeuren&nbsp;Square on E. Genesee St.&nbsp;in Syracuse.</p><p><em>"This is not a halfway house, this is not transitional living. &nbsp;This is our home. &nbsp;You screw up here, make the landlord angry, she'll kick you out. &nbsp;Don't pay your rent? &nbsp;You'll get kicked out."</em></p> Sat, 31 May 2014 04:12:57 +0000 Scott Willis 19003 at http://waer.org New VA Housing Development is First in Syracuse to Provide Supportive Services Veterans Accused of Crimes Could Have Combat Effects Considered Under New Bill http://waer.org/post/veterans-accused-crimes-could-have-combat-effects-considered-under-new-bill <p>How much might a soldier’s combat experience cause them to commit a crime?&nbsp; <a href="http://www.nysda.org/index.html">The New York State Defenders Associatio</a>n says ‘a lot’ in some cases.&nbsp; The group is pushing a bill in Albany it says will bring more justice to court proceedings when the defendant is a veteran or active duty military.&nbsp; Executive Director Jonathan Gradess says he’s trying to protect a group of vulnerable service members.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 13:05:37 +0000 Chris Bolt 18541 at http://waer.org Veterans Accused of Crimes Could Have Combat Effects Considered Under New Bill SU Law School Event Provides Free Legal and Career Services to Veterans http://waer.org/post/su-law-school-event-provides-free-legal-and-career-services-veterans <p>The Syracuse University <a href="http://www.law.syr.edu/index.aspx">College of Law</a> will again partner with the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/IHAVEVISION">Veterans Issues, Support Initiative and Outreach Network (VISION)</a> to host its third&nbsp;<a href="http://www.law.syr.edu/news-and-events/news/valor-day.aspx">Valor Day</a> this Saturday, April 5. As a way of giving back to those who have served, law students, alumni and local volunteers will provide free legal and advocacy services for veterans, service members and their families. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:33:52 +0000 John Smith & Sean Farrell 16242 at http://waer.org SU Law School Event Provides Free Legal and Career Services to Veterans