El Paso vets say wait times too long; El Paso steps up security; VA sends mobile clinic to El Paso; Wisconsin VA opiate prescriptions up by five times; Biden addresses student vets today; judge orders construction stopped on LA amphitheater; New Orleans ends vet homelessness; police seize Michigan VA county official’s computer; Senate says it will move fast on Clay Hunt; Congress promise oversight of VA
Vets at the El Paso Veterans Affairs clinic told VA Secretary Bob McDonald the wait times for appointments and benefits are too long, reports KFOX14‘s Crystal Price. McDonald agreed, though he said wait times are down. The clinic is home to Tuesday’s shooting where a VA psychologist was killed.
Veterans say they have nicknamed a Wisconsin VA clinic “Candyland” because painkillers fly so freely, reports The Center for Investigative Reporting‘s Aaron Glantz. Opiate prescriptions more than quintupled there in an eight-year period.
A federal judge has ordered VA to stop construction on an “alternative therapy” amphitheater run by a non-profit on VA property, reports the Los Angeles Times‘ Gale Holland. Veterans have argued the property, which contains UCLA’s baseball stadium and a hotel laundry, should be used to house homeless vets.
Police have seized a computer and other documents belonging to a Michigan veterans’ assistant who allegedly asked veterans for money and restaurant gift certificates after helping them gain benefits, reports the Battle Creek Enquirer‘s Trace Christenson.
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