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Claims Of Hiring Discrimination At Dallas VA Medical Center

A team from the Department of Veterans Affairs will look into claims of racism, and discrimination at the North Texas VA Medical Center. The claims were made in a letter from the union that represents employees at the VA.

CBS 11–03/26/2014

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Veterans Waiting For VA Care Left In Worse Condition

Texas veterans with cancer were among those left with a higher risk of dying because of delays in routine screenings from the Veterans Health Administration.

02/03/2014

A homeless man reads at his makeshift tent. (credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Goodwill Program Says ‘Thank You’ To Forgotten Veterans

Goodwill held a special program Thursday to say thank you to some forgotten veterans. They are men and women who came home carrying emotional scars from service and found themselves homeless.

CBS 11–11/14/2013

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Experts: N. Texas Not Prepared To Help Influx Of Military Vets

Shortly after U.S. Army Scout Steve Blackman retired from the service, he says he slipped into depression. After seven years in the military, Blackman has PTSD. Then Blackman says it took the Veterans Administration (VA) more than two years to pay him full disability benefits.

CBS 11–11/05/2013

Korean War veteran Gary Willingham (photo provided by: Willingham family)

Family Blames Dallas VA Hospital For Vet’s Death After Botched Surgery

A Korean war vetearan went into the Dallas VA Hospital to have his thyroid removed and came out paralyzed, unable to eat or walk on his own.

CBS 11–06/17/2013

Dallas VA Hospital

Vet’s Difficult Recovery Made Harder By VA Delays

Ray Queen was deployed to Iraq as a smiling Army infantryman. He returned with traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, a shoulder injury, tinnitus and infertility.

10/24/2012

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More Vets Come Forward Against VA

The Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System is reviewing issues with caring for patients quickly in the emergency room after noticing wait times trending up.

09/25/2012

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Veterans Resource Center Opens In Dallas

North Texas military veterans who may be down on their luck have a new helpline. It’s the Veterans Resource Center, just south of the VA Hospital in Dallas’ East Oak Cliff area.

CBS 11–09/13/2012