March 23, 2017
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Salem-News.com (Jan-26-2017 17:20)
Schrader, Moulton Introduce Bill to Prohibit Hiring Freeze at the VASalem-News.com
"Placing this hiring freeze on the VA is an absolutely unacceptable way to treat the men and women who have risked life and limb in the service of our country.”
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Monday, in one of his first acts as President, Trump signed an Executive Order implementing a 90 day hiring freeze across the executive branch, including at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Salem-News.com (Jan-11-2017 22:44)
A Few Good Men, Too Many Chemicals: Toxic Exposure of US Marines and Government LiesRobert O'Dowd Salem-News.com
The year after TCE was found in agricultural wells on and off the base at El Toro, the entire set of water distribution engineering drawings were redrawn.
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This explosive new book details the tragic story of U.S. Marines at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, CA, and Camp Lejeune, NC, who were exposed to organic solvents, benzene, and other carcinogens in the drinking water, and through dermal contact and inhalation while working with toxic chemicals without protective clothing and face masks.
Salem-News.com (Nov-18-2016 12:15)
Salem Receives Additional Housing Vouchers to Help Homeless VeteransSalem-News.com
With the additional 25 vouchers, Salem now has 88 Vouchers to Assist Homeless Vets Find Permanent Homes.
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The supportive housing assistance is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA.
Salem-News.com (Nov-11-2016 19:45)
Portland 42nd Annual Veteran`s Day Parade (SLIDESHOW)Michael Bachara Salem-News.com
This year, the parade honored the 2 million women veterans who have served in the armed forces.
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Thousands of traditional parade-goers and veteran supporters came out to watch the Portland's 42nd Annual Veteran's Day Parade Friday morning.
Salem-News.com (Jun-01-2016 12:42)
Oregon Senator Merkley Announces New Suicide Hotline for VeteransSalem-News.com
Due to Dan Davis’ advocacy on the issue, the White City VA will have the new system in place by this Friday, June 3, 2016.
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Senator Merkley was joined at today’s event by Dan Davis, a local constituent who has been working for years to change the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) suicide hotline to something easier for veterans to use.
Salem-News.com (Feb-16-2016 12:54)
Give the Vietnam Blue Water Navy Veterans Their Presumptive RightsSalem-News.com
U.S. House of Representatives, hear our cry!
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The Dept. of Veterans Affairs once again betrayed the Vietnam Blue Water Veterans on February 5, 2016, by declaring all bays and harbors offshore waters. That means that those ports which previously were considered inland waters will no longer be presumptive.
Salem-News.com (Mar-31-2015 13:03)
Vietnam Veterans of America Joins in Lawsuit Against VA Secretary for Violating Rights of Disabled VetsSpecial to Salem-News.com
The new rules to file claims directly impact Disabled Veterans
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The new rule eradicates the decades-old right of a veteran to write a letter to the VA, seeking a specific VA benefit and having the VA consider that letter as an informal claim.
Salem-News.com (Feb-03-2015 18:20)
Wyden Praises Senate Passage of Bill Helping Veterans At Risk of SuicideSalem-News.com
Caring for the needs of our American Veterans is a must
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Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement after the Senate unanimously approved the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act:
Salem-News.com (Sep-03-2014 15:13)
Military Terror Hits US Cities As Veterans Banned From Owning Guns?Robert O'Dowd Salem-News.com
VA doctor asked disabled veteran if he owned any guns.
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I was asked by a VA doctor last week if I owned any guns. I said, “No, but I know how to use them.” He was typing into a government database when he asked the question. I don’t know if my flip response was typed into the database.
Salem-News.com (Jul-02-2014 18:54)
ODV Seeking Donations to Help Oregon Veterans ProgramsSalem-News.com Staff
In Oregon, between 2008 and 2012, suicide rates among veterans were significantly higher compared to non-veterans.
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The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs is now accepting online donations to support four funds aimed at improving programs and supporting efforts that benefit Oregon veterans.