| Feb 16, 2014
| 7:43 PM
SAN DIEGO — Kris Warren, a Marine veteran with combat duty in Iraq, remembers the disorientation and other problems that kept him from reentering civilian life.
Finally he mustered the courage to ask for help from the Department of Veterans...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a bill Tuesday to smooth the way for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to partner with private agencies to develop housing for homeless veterans on its West Los Angeles campus.
The legislation would...
| Feb 7, 2014
February is American Heart month. The Anne Arundel Department of Health offers kits and fact sheets about heart disease, its risk factors and prevention on the website learntolivehealthy.org.
The Department of Health is...
| Feb 10, 2014
For years, the effort to establish housing for chronically homeless veterans on the VA's sprawling West Los Angeles campus has been painfully, shamefully slow, as mistrust and inertia have impeded progress at the same time that two wars have...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:15 PM
In 2009, when veterans' homelessness was becoming a national embarrassment, five houses owned by the state sat empty across from the State Veterans Home & Hospital in Rocky Hill. The houses were once used by staff.
The Courant asked state Department...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:39 PM
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...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
As the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs tries to assure congressmen that he is moving to address the VA healthcare scandal, his department is preparing to release more results of a nationwide audit of scheduling practices that have been denounced as...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The Senate on Wednesday broke through the usual partisan gridlock to swiftly approve legislation aimed at reducing veterans’ long waits for healthcare, as the FBI announced that it has launched a criminal probe in the Department of Veterans...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Federal auditors visited the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital near Maywood on Wednesday amid allegations by a social worker that patients at Hines were kept on “secret waiting lists” so executives could collect bonuses linked to...
| May 14, 2014
| 1:45 PM
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...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shineski said Thursday he's "mad as hell" over allegations of wrongdoing at VA facilities, but his measured approach to fixing the problems did not appear to satisfy senators from both parties who grilled the retired Army...