| May 22, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Facing calls from Capitol Hill for his resignation, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki sought to speak directly to veterans Thursday, pledging to redouble efforts to "earn your trust."
If any allegations of staff falsifying records to conceal...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:26 PM
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Some Republican leaders are calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign because of recent scandals at medical centers. But two influential...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:16 PM
There are a lot of reasons why Military Times ranked Pasadena City College (PCC) as the top community college for veterans in California.
The annual ranking is based on “student success and academic quality.” Schools are evaluated on “...
| 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...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to ask contractors to hire more local veterans on county construction projects.
Under the measure proposed by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Michael D. Antonovich and approved unanimously by the five-...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday pledged to convene a hearing on allegations that excessive wait times at a Phoenix VA facility led to the deaths of 40 veterans.
Thousands of veterans have been kept waiting for care,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:00 AM
We are often left with nothing but unanswerable questions after we lose someone to suicide. "Why?" becomes "did we miss the signs?" and usually culminates with "what could we have done?"
In March of 2011, I asked these questions after a soldier in my...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:58 PM
As an alternative to a traditional nursing home facility, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has turned to a new program in which those in need of assisted-living care are treated in a more intimate setting.
Medical foster homes place up to three...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:47 PM
U.S. Veterans Affairs officials were under mounting pressure Friday to find an interim head for the troubled VA medical center in Phoenix, a day after three hospital executives were placed on administrative leave amid a wide-reaching scandal brought on...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:48 PM
When American Legion Chaplain Bill Cook peered through the chainlink fence at the windswept landscape — stripes of concrete marking a scrubby field framed by dark green foothills in the distance — he remembered the Phantoms.
The fighter jets...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Harford County Commission on Veterans' Affairs is hosting Veterans' Muster from 9 a.m. to noon May 17 at the William N. McFaul Activities Center at 525 W. MacPhail Road in Bel Air.
The event is planned as an effort for the Harford County Commission on...