- RI man under investigation for allegedly taking headstones Updated: May-06-15 10:14 am
EXETER, Rhode Island - Officials say a state employee who works at the Rhode Island Veterans' Memorial Cemetery is being investigated by an arm of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for taking discarded headstones estimated to be worth more than $80,000.
- Ohio vets' medical care to expand under Air Force, VA pact Updated: May-03-15 8:56 pm
DAYTON, Ohio - An agreement intended to help decrease wait times for veterans seeking medical care has been forged between Air Force and Veterans Affairs officials in Ohio.
- VA's internal watchdog refused to investigate Aurora project Updated: May-01-15 1:01 pm
DENVER - While the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' internal watchdog issued more than 1,500 reports between 2010 and 2014, not one focused on the agency's troubled hospital project in Aurora, The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1QTVFsz ) reported Friday.
- Johnson subpoenas VA inspector general for Tomah documents Updated: Apr-30-15 2:28 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - U.S. Senator Ron Johnson says he has subpoenaed the Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of the Inspector General for information on an embattled medical center in Tomah.
- Ohio groups get nearly $1.9M to assist homeless veterans Updated: Apr-26-15 9:32 am
CINCINNATI - Eleven Ohio agencies will receive nearly $1.9 million to help homeless veterans find and maintain permanent housing.
- Gulf Coast VA gets 80 new housing vouchers for homeless vets Updated: Apr-23-15 10:10 am
BILOXI, Mississippi - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded 80 new housing vouchers for homeless military veterans on the northern Gulf Coast.
- Baldwin's former staff member files ethics complaint Updated: Apr-20-15 6:37 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A former deputy state director for U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin filed an ethics complaint against the Wisconsin Democrat on Monday, saying Baldwin unfairly faulted her for mishandling reports of problems at a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center.
- $1.6 million to fight homelessness among Michigan veterans Updated: Apr-20-15 4:59 pm
DETROIT - The federal government is allocating $1.6 million to reduce homelessness among military veterans in Michigan, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced Monday.
- Tomah VA medical center to cut overnight urgent care hours Updated: Apr-17-15 12:28 pm
TOMAH, Wisconsin - A veterans' medical center in Tomah is eliminating overnight hours for its urgent care clinic amid staffing shortages.
- US Senate veterans panel to review pricey Denver hospital Updated: Apr-16-15 5:48 pm
DENVER - The U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee will hold a hearing in Colorado next week to scrutinize the bungled VA hospital project and visit the construction site.
- Solar panels removed from Little Rock hospital for parking Updated: Apr-10-15 6:19 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Some of the unused solar panels at the Little Rock Veterans Affairs hospital have been taken down to make room for a new parking deck.
- Idaho veterans face long waits for specialty medical care Updated: Apr-09-15 6:37 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Patients seeking care at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Boise continued to experience some of the longest waits for care in the entire VA system, even after Congress appropriated billions of dollars to help fix chronic delays, according to government data reviewed by The Associated Press.
- Medical appointments for Oregon vets slow to improve Updated: Apr-09-15 2:30 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Wait times for Oregon veterans seeking medical care have been slow to improve as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs struggles to hire doctors and nurses.
- Wyoming veterans see lower than average medical wait times Updated: Apr-09-15 12:03 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming veterans are experiencing fewer long delays for medical appointments at federal hospitals and clinics around the state as compared to the national average.
- Many wait times at Providence VA still exceed 30 days Updated: Apr-09-15 6:44 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Officials from the Providence VA Medical Center say it's making strides toward providing better care to veterans even as government data shows it is still failing to provide every patient with a primary care appointment within 30 days - the range the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has told Congress is its standard.
- Ohio VA clinic amid 75 with highest care-delay percentages Updated: Apr-09-15 6:16 am
CINCINNATI - A Veterans Affairs medical facility in rural southern Ohio was among 75 VA clinics and hospitals across the country with the highest percentage of patients waiting more than a month for care.
- VA patients have longer waits in Iowa City than Des Moines Updated: Apr-09-15 3:17 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A veteran getting care at the VA hospital in Iowa City is about twice as likely to have to wait more than a month for an appointment as a vet who goes to the VA hospital in Des Moines, according to government data.
- Appointment delays reported at VA clinics in Tulsa, Vinita Updated: Apr-09-15 3:14 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Wait times for appointments at most U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' medical facilities in Oklahoma are well below the national average, but two of the state's satellite clinics - in Tulsa and Vinita - have struggled to meet the health system's timeliness goal, according to government data reviewed by The Associated Press.
- Long VA waits less of a problem in Kansas than elsewhere Updated: Apr-09-15 3:13 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Fewer Kansas veterans are experiencing long waits for care at VA hospitals and clinics than their counterparts in many other states, but dozens waited more than 90 days for care and delays actually jumped in the first two months of this year.
- Lengthy wait times persist at Texas VA medical facilities Updated: Apr-09-15 3:08 am
SAN ANTONIO - H.W. "Bill" Sparks never had trouble scheduling his annual physical at a Veterans Affairs clinic in El Paso until his doctor left early this year. Now he's been left in limbo, waiting several months to be paired with a new physician.
- Senator's staff talks reimbursement with health providers Updated: Apr-08-15 8:02 pm
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Representatives from dozens of Arkansas medical facilities told stories Wednesday of lost medical records, requests for reimbursement that have gone unpaid for months and other problems when asking federal officials to pay for medical care provided to veterans.
- VA Secretary Robert McDonald makes another visit to Ohio Updated: Apr-07-15 3:07 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald is continuing his visits to VA medical facilities across the country with a stop in Ohio's capital.