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Federal VA health program jeopardizes Alaska system

...allowed veterans to receive care closer to home, regardless of whether the facilities were run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It meant veterans no longer had to travel to cities such as Anchorage - or even Seattle - for treatment...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-21/federal-va-health-program-jeopardizes-a
State
Obamacare targeted in GOP compromise budget OK'd by House

...and it means the budget is not in balance."Separately, the House moved ahead on spending bills for the departments of Veterans Affairs and Energy. Both measures face veto threats because they fall short of Obama's budget request, even as...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-01/obamacare-targeted-gop-compromise-bud
Not For Web
Begich talks corporate rights, gun violence, VA

...thoughts on what's happening with the VA? Not just the scandal, but also the new person replacing former Department of Veterans Affairs head Eric Shinseki - and what kind of involvement and conversations have you had with this issue?Begich...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-08/begich-talks-corporate-rights-gun-viole
State
Today in history

...President Herbert Hoover signed an executive order establishing the Veterans Administration (later the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs).In 1949, the U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.In 1959, the NS Savannah, the first...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-21
Local
Juneau Vet: VA breaking the rules

...have their rulebook."They're not abiding by the Code of Federal Regulations," he added.Calls to the Department of Veterans Affairs seeking comment on this story were not returned.? Contact reporter Matt Woolbright at 523-2243 or at matthew...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-30/juneau-vet-va-breaking-rules
State
SEARHC clinics open on Veterans Day

...SEARHC patients who are veterans and have not yet signed up for heath care services through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and would like to can do so by contacting SEARHC Rural Veteran Liaison George Bennett Sr. at 907-966-8776...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-09/searhc-clinics-open-veterans-day
Local
Carver explores Tlingit battle armor and weapons

...Joseph's totems can be found in England, New Zealand, at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh and in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs homeless shelter at Benson Boulevard and C Street in Anchorage.One of the recent generation of artists finding...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-09/carver-explores-tlingit-battle-armor-an
Local
State news roundup for Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

...veterans' servicesSen. Mark Begich is supporting legislation that would guarantee advance funding for all Department of Veterans Affairs programs."There is simply no excuse for letting political shenanigans get in the way of delivering critical...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-03/state-news-roundup
State
Americans anxious, irritated as gov't shuts down

...15, 2013, for hours worked from Sept. 22 through Sept. 30.Still, Marc Cevasco, who works in the Department of Veterans Affairs, said as he waited for a bus Tuesday that the uncertainty of how long the shutdown would last made his uneasy...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2013-10-01/americans-anxious-irritated-govt-shu
Regional News
VA partners with Anchorage health clinic

...filtering into the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center this month as part of a recent deal with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to ease medical access.The overrun Alaska VA Healthcare System sends about 25 new patients to the Midtown...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-06/va-partners-anchorage-health-clinic
State

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