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Obama Picks Ex-P&G Head To Lead Veterans Affairs

President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx of new veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

06/30/2014

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Outrage After 700 Local Veterans Kept On Waiting List, Shinseki Resigns

Two congressmen are criticizing the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System for keeping nearly 700 veterans on a list for medical care, some for more than a year.

05/30/2014

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President Obama Addresses VA Hospital Scandal

President Obama summoned Eric Shineski, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to the Oval Office to discuss the growing scandal inside the department’s medical system.

05/21/2014

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VA Official Resigns After Testifying During Scandal

VA Official resigns in wake of scandal

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/16/2014

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Congressman Wants VA To Rescind Staff Bonuses

Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy wants Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shineski to rescind more than $100,000 in bonuses given to VA leaders in the wake of a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak at Pittsburgh’s Veterans Affairs hospitals.

08/09/2013

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Veterans Officials Discuss Jobs, Benefits & Transitioning Into Civilian Life

Chris Moore talked about veteran’s issues with several armed service officials.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/17/2013

Sen. Casey Calls For Federal Officials To Release VA Report To Public

Sen. Bob Casey is calling for federal officials to release a report on the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh.

02/14/2013

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Family To File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Veterans Affairs

The family William Nicklas, 87, of Hampton Township, filed notice that they intend to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Veterans Affairs after his death at the VA’s Oakland facility on Nov. 23.

12/10/2012

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Sen. Casey Weighs In On Legionnaire’s Disease Issues At VA Hospital

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The ongoing problem of Legionnaire’s disease at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh’s Oakland section has caught the attention of a U.S. Senator. Sen. Bob Casey says he wants answers after at least […]

11/29/2012

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Lawsuit Filed Over Funeral Policy For Soldiers

A Veterans Affairs policy prevents the mention of religion by voluntary honor guards at funerals unless the family of the deceased gives consent before the service.

09/13/2011

National Veterans Wheelchair Games Coming To Pittsburgh

A breakfast was held in downtown Pittsburgh Tuesday to support the 31st National Veterans Wheelchair Games. The games will take place from Aug. 1-6 in Pittsburgh and are being co-presented by the Department of Veterans […]

03/08/2011

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Veterans Angered By VA Executives’ Office Space

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The decisions about new administrative space for regional Veterans Administration executives and maintaining a pool at a local veterans’ center may involve different budgets and different decision makers. But tell that to […]

11/15/2010