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January 20, 2015 at 12:46 PM

VA settles more whistleblower complaints, including nurse in Washington

By  Matthew Daly / The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs Department is offering relief to more than two dozen employees who faced retaliation after filing whistleblower complaints about wrongdoing at VA hospitals and clinics nationwide. The corrective actions follow settlements reached last year with three employees who reported widespread problems at the Phoenix VA hospital…

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May 26, 2014 at 12:01 AM

A close-to-home look at tough problems in the VA, and hopeful treatment for PTSD

This blog post has been updated The News Tribune in Tacoma has written a two-day package of stories about the VA’s troubled health-care system and its effects on veterans here in the Puget Sound area. Along with looking at the nationwide issues facing veterans seeking health care from the many VA facilities around the country, the newspaper…

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