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Sen. McCaskill: Administration Will Get to Bottom of VA Scandals

With the investigation into problems at the VA hospital in Phoenix now underway, Missouri lawmakers are asking the Obama administration to look at allegations of delays in mental health treatment in St. Louis.

05/22/2014

The John Cochran VA Medical Center. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Whistleblower Claims Veterans Wait a Month or More for Mental Health Care

Veterans seeking help for mental health problems are being told to wait—sometimes a month or more—before seeing a psychiatrist at the VA medical center in St. Louis.

05/14/2014

Korean War veterans salute during opening ceremonies of the Veterans Day parade at Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis on November 10, 2012. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Local Veterans Happy with VA System Despite Phoenix Hospital Scandal

While the outrage continues over the secret waiting list at the VA Hospital in Phoenix, local veterans are apparently happy with the treatment they’re getting from the VA facilities in the St. Louis area.

05/08/2014

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Group Sends Veterans to Visit National War Memorials

Since their inception in 2009, Honor Flight has flown more than 1,000 local veterans up to D.C.

04/28/2014

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Veterans Campus Planned in Columbia

The campus would offer 29 temporary beds for veterans seeking services from Welcome Home and 25 one-bedroom apartments for veterans who receive housing vouchers from the government.

04/28/2014

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Veterans Lottery Ticket

A Missouri House bill would require the state lottery to create a separate lottery ticket to fund veterans’ programs.

02/13/2014

Segs 4 Vets president Jerry Kerr speaks with some of America's wounded warriors who are about to receive new Segways on February 8, 2014 in St. Louis. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Segs 4 Vets Making a Difference Around the Country

St. Louis based non-profit helps severely-injured disabled combat veterans increase their quality of life.

02/09/2014

A photo of the Chinese flag, via CBS News.

St. Louis Whistle-Blower: Feds Under-Prosecuted Chinese Map Making Case

Jim Peterson told the feds Sanborn Map Company was using Chinese subcontractors to create three-dimensional maps of Marine Corps bases in the U.S. and U.S. supply lines.

11/18/2013

St. Louis Board of Aldermen

Board of Aldermen Considering Veteran Hiring Bill

The bill calls for a point system that would be added to a veteran’s civil service examination score with disabled veterans receiving a higher score.

11/08/2013

(Photo courtesy of Aberdeen Heights Senior Living Facebook page)

Aberdeen Vets Return Home After ‘Amazing Day’ in D.C.

Toured Arlington Cemetery and met with Sens. Blunt and McCaskill but the day’s memorable activities weren’t over when they boarded the flight back home.

10/09/2013

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