May 23, 2022
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.
Salem-News.com (Jun-25-2014 23:05)
Police Shoot 95-Year-Old WWII Vet to Death for Refusing to Go to HospitalBy Jack Bouboushian / Courthouse News
Lawsuit says victim was shot by beanbag rounds at close range.
Suburban Chicago police shot a 95-year-old WWII veteran to death with bean bag rounds at short range because he refused to go to the hospital, his stepdaughter claims in court.
Salem-News.com (Jun-09-2014 17:26)
50,000 Veterans Contacted to Get Off Waiting Lists and Into ClinicsSalem-News.com
“It is our duty and our privilege to provide Veterans the care they have earned through their service and sacrifice,” said Acting Secretary Gibson. Contacted to Get Off Waiting Lists, Into Clinics
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The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday, released the results from its Nationwide Access Audit, along with facility level patient access data, medical center quality and efficiency data, and mental health provider survey data, for all Veterans health facilities.
Salem-News.com (Jun-06-2014 11:43)
Congress Overlooked?David Marshall Op-Ed
The U.S. Congress’s Oath of Office conflicts with the veteran’s betrayal by the DOD.
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As of 2014, the U.S. Congress has yet to make a "Rule" preventing the "Degrading" rape of and injurious, non-consensual experiments on U.S. Military Personnel, i.e., by a Law of the Land NOT by a Dept. of Defense (DOD) disobeyed Sec. of Defense Rule.
Salem-News.com (May-26-2014 01:20)
Memorial Day, Do At Least One ThingGlenn Mollette Salem-News.com
Memorial Day is a day for giving thanks, and respect...
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Memorial Day is a time to remember the men and women who have died serving our country. This special day is not the only time we should remember them but the holiday underscores the importance of having a time to revere and respect people who are sacred to our country. They are our heroes who are buried across America. They left home to go to hostile places and laid down their lives for us.
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