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Delegation: Shinseki ouster won't solve VA issues

JUNEAU - Members of Alaska's congressional delegation said the resignation of U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki alone won't solve the problems within the beleaguered VA system.Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Democratic...
Begich reserving judgment on Shinseki

JUNEAU - U.S. Sen. Mark Begich was reserving judgment on whether Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki should resign amid allegations of problems, including delayed medical care, at VA facilities across the country...
Parnell to veterans: 'We remember you'

...Spangled Banner" and "God Bless America." Among those who gave a speech was Tim Armstrong on behalf of the Veterans Affairs Secretary. Two people were recognized for their volunteer efforts in maintaining the American Legion's building in...
Bush doesn't support vets agree with other writers who were appalled and insulted. I for one find it distasteful that the same day Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi piped, "Our active military respond better to Republicans" because of "the tremendous support...
Outside editorial: Needing a cure for Walter Reed

...called on Congress to act on the report and said that he had instructed Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Veterans Affairs Secretary R. James Nicholson "to look at every one of these recommendations, to take them seriously and to implement...
This Day in History

...broadcast address to remake the government with a terrorist-fighting Department of Homeland Security. In 2006, Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson acknowledged a stolen computer contained personal data on about 2.2 million active-duty military...
Begich meets with VA official

ANCHORAGE - The office of U.S. Sen. Mark Begich says Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki plans to visit Alaska to see firsthand the needs of veterans living in rural parts of the state. Begich spokeswoman...
Regional News
Al Gore's N Korean Mission?

...of Asian affairs at the White House from 2004 to 2007. He traveled to Pyongyang, North Korea, with former veterans affairs secretary Anthony Principi and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson in April 2007 to retrieve six sets of American remains...
Mental health treatment delays hurt veterans

...takes the step to reach out for help, we need to knock down every potential barrier to care."Last week, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said the department will add 1,600 mental-health clinicians, including nurses, psychiatrists...
Outside editorial: New VA secretary will need to be 'hands-on'

Veterans Affairs Secretary James Nicholson is leaving his job, and his successor will face a breathtaking array of problems. The department has a backlog...


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