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Veteran's suicide on VA grounds spurs calls for help

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To spur that talk, a few dozen veterans gathered outside the Phoenix VA Hospital on Tuesday to protest what they say is the lack of help for suicidal veterans.

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Wait times still longer at VA facilities in Arizona

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Veterans in the Valley continue to see longer wait times at the Phoenix VA than the rest of the nation, according to data compiled by the Associated Press. More>>

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Obama makes surprise visit to wounded warrior's new Gilbert home

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President Obama praised Gilbert and the volunteers who helped give Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg a new, wheelchair-accessible home. More>>

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President Obama traveled to Phoenix to visit the VA hospital in Phoenix, which was the ignition point of a national examination into how the government cares for its former military service members. More>>

VA Secretary McDonald on plans for change at Phoenix VA

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VA Secretary Robert McDonald admits the VA System both locally and nationally has a long way to go before gaining back the full trust of veterans and he says the first step is to solve problems and not allow whistleblowers to feel intimidated. More>>

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Here are the key players in an investigation into allegations of corruption, manipulation, secret waiting lists and unnecessary deaths at the Phoenix VA Medical Center.  More>>

Whistleblower to meet with VA secretary

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U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald is in Phoenix just ahead of President Barack Obama's scheduled visit to the VA on Friday. More>>

Veteran wants Obama to know about continued VA problems

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As President Barack Obama plans his trip to the Phoenix VA one valley veteran wants the president to hear about problems that many believe still plague the system. More>>

Obama to speak at Phoenix VA Friday

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The president will hear about progress made to improve the VA's ability to serve veterans in a timely and effective manner, areas where more progress is needed and further steps that are planned, according to the White House press secretary.

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16 patients, 19 staff impacted by Norovirus outbreak at Phoenix VA

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Lab tests confirm Norovirus was found inside the Phoenix VA healthcare system. More>>

Judge weighs in on firing of Phoenix VA director

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A judge has ruled that the Department of Veterans Affairs was justified in firing the former director of its Phoenix office. More>>

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Embattled Phoenix VA director fired in wake of scandal

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VA's decision to terminate Sharon Helman followed a probe "in which allegations of lack of oversight and other misconduct were substantiated," officials said in a news release. More>>

VA names new director for Phoenix medical center

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Glen Grippen will replace acting Director Glenn Costie on Nov. 17. More>>

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Read the review of alleged patient deaths, wait times and scheduling practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System. The Report was done by the VA Office of Inspector General. More>>

Compromise VA bill includes new clinic in Phoenix

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A new walk-in clinic in Phoenix is among new Veterans Affairs medical facilities that would be opened under a House-Senate compromise bill to shorten delays in treating veterans. More>>

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VA: Glenn Costie named acting director of Phoenix VA

Glenn Costie will become acting Phoenix VA Director beginning July 9. Glenn Costie will become acting Phoenix VA Director beginning July 9.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday that Glenn Costie will serve as acting director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System beginning on July 9. More>>

VA hospital in Prescott flagged for more probes

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One Veterans Affairs Department facility in Prescott has been flagged for further review following a nationwide audit of the agency's troubled appointment process. More>>

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Acting VA secretary: Audit on patient wait times coming Monday

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Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson made the announcement Thursday during a visit to the Phoenix health care facility that was the initial focus of a scandal over veterans and wait times. More>>

Shinseki ousts Phoenix VA hospital leadership; orders fixes

Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said Friday he underestimated the depth of problems in the VA system and announced several fixes, including removal of senior leaders at the Phoenix VA hospital and elimination of performance awards for VA leaders in 2014. More>>

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The Veterans Health Administration has released an interim report on the investigation into the Phoenix VA. More>>

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    Arpaio campaign breaking records, spending millions

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    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's campaign has taken in nearly $10 million for his re-election bid. (Source: KPHO)Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's campaign has taken in nearly $10 million for his re-election bid. (Source: KPHO)

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's campaign has taken in nearly $10 million for his re-election bid, but has less than half that amount on hand, due to an expensive fund raising effort.

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    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's campaign has taken in nearly $10 million for his re-election bid, but has less than half that amount on hand, due to an expensive fund raising effort.

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    Lawmaker priorities differ from voters'

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    A CBS 5 News Facebook poll shows respondents overwhelmingly believe education should be lawmakers' first priority during the 2016 legislative session. But an analysis of bills already introduced at the state capitol shows more bills dealing with election reform than any other subject.

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    A CBS 5 News Facebook poll shows respondents overwhelmingly believe education should be lawmakers' first priority during the 2016 legislative session. But an analysis of bills already introduced at the state capitol shows more bills dealing with election reform than any other subject.

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    Gov. Ducey rolls out new K-12 school funding proposal

    Gov. Ducey rolls out new K-12 school funding proposal

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    The plan the governor announced Thursday would funnel about $1.8 billion in new cash into the state's schools over five years, and smaller amounts in the following five years.More >>
    The plan the governor announced Thursday would funnel about $1.8 billion in new cash into the state's schools over five years, and smaller amounts in the following five years.More >>

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    With residents lacking flood insurance, Salem launches relief fund

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  • Please and Thank You robbed, all stolen money recovered

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    Early Thursday morning, Zara Goldberg, a barista at Please and Thank You, opened the coffee shop for the day. “The sun was already coming up so it was a little less spooky than it could have been,” Goldberg said. However, her morning routine quickly came to a halt.

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    Early Thursday morning, Zara Goldberg, a barista at Please and Thank You, opened the coffee shop for the day. “The sun was already coming up so it was a little less spooky than it could have been,” Goldberg said. However, her morning routine quickly came to a halt.

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