Oregon Veteran Suicide On The Rise

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority recently released a study that said suicide is the number one cause of death for Oregon veterans under 45 who likely served in Iraq or Afghanistan. On average, from 2008 to 2012, veteran suicide increased from about 40 suicides per 100,000 people to nearly 50. The study … Continue reading »

FBI Investigating VA Facilities

(CNN) — The Federal Bureau of Investigations is now involved in the investigation into allegations of excessive wait times at Veterans Affairs facilities. The Justice Department asked the FBI to help review key documents, according to law enforcement officials. This is the first involvement by the FBI in the review being led by the VA … Continue reading »

VA Releases Nationwide Audit Information

(CNN) — Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the results from its Nationwide Access Audit, along with facility level patient access data, medical center quality data, and mental health provider survey data, for all Veterans health facilities. The VA’s have been under the microscope since the “secret waiting” list cover-ups, as well as … Continue reading »

VA Officials Under Fire from House

(CNN) — It is still unclear whether three top officials at Veterans Affairs will show up for a House hearing Wednesday night. Lawmakers want to grill them about reports of excessively long treatment delays at VA Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. and other VA medical facilities. Last week, the VA’s office of Inspector General said it … Continue reading »

President Speaks About VA Hospitals

(CNN) — American’s are remembering the nation’s fallen heroes today. These are the men and women who have given their lives in defense of the nation. There are Memorial day ceremonies happening across the country. President Obama participated in a wreath laying ceremony and delivered a speech at Arlington National Cemetery today. During his remarks … Continue reading »

125 Veterans Sick With Norovirus

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Wednesday, veterans could be seen crossing Crater Lake Highway to grab a cup of coffee or go to the convenience store. Along the way, each one was talking about the Norovirus and some even said Wednesday was the first day they were feeling better after first feeling symptoms on Saturday. While … Continue reading »

Safety Violations at White City VA

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The VA rehabilitation center in White City has taken steps to correct more than a dozen health and safety violations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, released documents detailing 17 violations the organization found last year at the VA. Many violations were labeled “serious” or “repeat” offenses. Those include … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Mariota, DAT, Tyner, More

Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich: Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota: Oregon Running Back De’Anthony Thomas: Oregon Running Back Thomas Tyner: Oregon Running Backs Coach Gary Campbell: Oregon Left Tackle Tyler Johnstone: Oregon Defensive Coordinator Nick Aliotti: Oregon Running Back Byron Marshall: