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Apr 20, 2014 1:23 PM by AP

Veterans office moves to new home

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The office that helps military veterans in East Baton Rouge Parish has moved into a new home.

The Advocate reports the city-parish had leased a building for the office for more than three decades, but there were complaints the building had become dilapidated.

With windows that let the sun shine in, carpet that isn't tearing away from the floors and freshly painted walls, the third-floor office at 1755 Florida Blvd. is a far cry from the old location on North Boulevard.

Last month, Department of Veterans Affairs regional manager Earnest Buckner Jr. went to the Metro Council to voice his concerns about the building, where the office had operated since 1981. City-parish officials then acted.

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