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Veterans Affairs

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Top Veterans Affairs Articles

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  • Innovative program is tailored to prevent homelessness among vets

    Innovative program is tailored to prevent homelessness among vets
    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...
  • Feinstein bill pushes housing for homeless vets at West L.A. VA campus

    Feinstein bill pushes housing for homeless vets at West L.A. VA campus
    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...
  • Anne Arundel County health brief

    Heart health 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. Flu shots The Department of Health is...
  • Helping the VA help L.A.'s homeless vets

     Helping the VA help L.A.'s homeless vets
    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...
  • New Focus For Veterans Housing With Few Takers

    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...
  • 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...
  • More details from audit of VA healthcare scandal expected Monday

    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...
  • Senate OKs VA reform bill as FBI launches criminal investigation

    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...
  • Federal auditors visit Hines VA amid reports of secret waiting lists

    Federal auditors visit Hines VA amid reports of secret waiting lists
    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...
  • 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...
  • Eric Shinseki, 'mad as hell' over VA scandal, is grilled by senators

    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...