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Iowa Public Television produced a program, “Profiles in Journalism,” in December 2016 as part of a project bringing attention to the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism in which IowaWatch participated in two ways.
The numbers were available: Iowa veterans were waiting at the end of 2012, on average, 313 days before the Department of Veterans Affairs processed their benefit claims. Less than a year, but more than 10 months. After returning from war, with disabilities.
But what did those numbers mean?