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Veterans Affairs

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Top Veterans Affairs Articles

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  • Federal proposal to allow VA docs to talk medical marijuana fails

    Federal proposal to allow VA docs to talk medical marijuana fails
    In 21 states and the District of Columbia, private doctors can recommend medical marijuana, and Florida voters will be asked to consider having the Sunshine State join that group in a November ballot initiative, Amendment 2. But it would not apply to...
  • Around Town: Let's think about our veterans

    Memorial Day is almost here and what a long strange ride 2014 has been. The Senate committee hearing testimony of Eric Shinseki, the secretary of Veterans Affairs, has concluded. Shinseki was called in after CNN investigated the 40 preventable deaths at...
  • As Memorial Day approaches, U.S. eyes ongoing problems in the VA

    As Memorial Day approaches, U.S. eyes ongoing problems in the VA
    As the nation heads into the Memorial Day weekend, ready to honor the men and women who died serving in its armed forces, the country is also trying to understand the latest series of problems rocking the Department of Veterans Affairs. Here are some...
  • Congress boosts funding as investigation of VA widens

    Congress boosts funding as investigation of VA widens
    Stepping up Congress’ efforts to root out misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs, lawmakers Thursday moved to boost funding for a nationwide investigation into whether VA employees covered up long waits for medical care and authorize...
  • House passes bill to allow VA chief to more easily fire workers

    House passes bill to allow VA chief to more easily fire workers
    The House easily passed legislation Wednesday that would make it easier for the Veterans Affairs secretary to fire or demote senior employees, a proposal that gained support after allegations of mismanagement at the agency. The VA Management...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Asthma camp for children The Baltimore Washington Medical Center will sponsor "Camp Airways" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 4-8 at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. The camp, for children ages 6 to 12, will...
  • Howard County health digest

    Spiritual reflections The Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours offers spiritual enrichment programs at 1525 Marriottsville Road in Marriottsville. Information and registration: 410-442-1320. Dance classes Presented by Vantage House, a...
  • Time to clean house at Veterans Affairs

    They call him "No Drama Obama" for a reason. Most of the time, it's Professor Obama who meets with us White House reporters: notorious for showing no emotion and taking so long to answer questions that, by the time he stops talking, everybody forgets what...
  • Mikulski introduces measures to reform veterans' claims system, build Navy cybersecurity facility

    Mikulski introduces measures to reform veterans' claims system, build Navy cybersecurity facility
    The Senate Appropriations Committee approved legislation Thursday to reduce a backlog in veterans' claims and build a $120 million cybersecurity training facility at the Naval Academy. The measures are part of a $72 billion bill that funds Veterans...
  • Group asks Obama to 'clean up' Department of Veterans Affairs

    With President Obama in San Diego for a political fundraising event Thursday, a national veterans group called for him to "clean up" the Department of Veterans Affairs, mired in scandal over alleged lapses in medical care. "The president is here in...
  • Veterans deaths cast cloud over future of VA Secretary Shinseki

    Veterans deaths cast cloud over future of VA Secretary Shinseki
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has faced tough battles before. He's a twice-wounded Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a harsh critic of George W. Bush's strategy for the invasion of Iraq. But whether Shinseki, who is one of President...