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State veterans affairs official stepping down

Gilbert Acevedo will step down after serving four-years in the position. The Pioneer Press reports he's leaving to pursue a job in the private sector.
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Gilbert Acevedo will step down after serving four-years in the position. The Pioneer Press reports he's leaving to pursue a job in the private sector.

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