Although a Phoenix homeless shelter for veterans had to close its women's section after only six months in operation, there's a big effort to raise the funds to get it reopened.That includes an anonymous $10,000 donation, according to the people organizing the fundraising effort.
What was billed as the nation's largest solar-powered carport system is finally online at the Phoenix VA Health Care Center in Phoenix after a year-and-a-half delay. As New Times learned in August, news articles and press releases in 2011 announcing the $20 million project's near-completion had bee ... More >>
People associated with Anonymous, the collective of Internet activists, threatened to protest at the Phoenix VA hospital over an employee who doesn't actually work there.As part of Anonymous' operation to seek justice for a 2-year-old Phoenix girl who allegedly was abused to death by babysitters las ... More >>
People associated with Anonymous, the collective of Internet activists, are still seeking justice for 2-year-old Savannah Cross, who was killed in brutal fashion last year.The activists already have been bringing attention to the fact that charges have been dropped -- for now, at least -- against Sa ... More >>
With the government shutdown still ongoing, Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema's staff has compiled a list of some of what's operating, and what's not.Check out the list below, which includes some Arizona-related services:
Congressman Jeff Flake, who is running for U.S. Senate against former U.S. Surgeon General Rich Carmona, says he doesn't like earmarks, which some call "pork barrel spending." He certainly has earned a reputation for fighting against federal funding for specific projects attached to unrelated bil ... More >>
See also: Marijuana Is Real Medicine for a Long List of Ills See also: Medical Marijuana Is Under Attack in Arizona Again -- But This Time, Voters and Patients Hold the High Ground Last week, the state Department of Health Services rejected the chance to add PTSD to the list of qualifying ailment ... More >>
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office announced today that it's currently training 22 military veterans to be detention officers at the MCSO's jails.As you're probably aware, the MCSO currently has more than a few openings for detention officer gigs (more on that below).In October, Sheriff Joe Arp ... More >>
The problem of sewer water leaking on surgical patients at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix began as early as April of 2009, a newly obtained report shows. Until we received the report today, we'd been under the impression that two incidents of water leaking into the ... More >>
The Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix has finally confirmed what an anonymous source told us back in October: Backed-up toilet water really did drip into the open surgical wound of a veteran on an operating table. Still, we're not terribly impressed with the records received from ... More >>
Image: www.phoenix.va.gov Backed-up toilet water on the fifth floor of the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix dripped into rooms where surgery was occurring this summer -- twice.The dirty secret was revealed in an anonymous letter we received yesterday that outlined less-than-admirab ... More >>
Elsa Lynch, a longtime judge and court administrator in Paradise Valley who abruptly retired last summer, has received a sentence of one year's probation for theft of government benefits. As we reported in January, Lynch was indicted by a federal grand jury a few weeks after "reti ... More >>
We had no idea that Paradise Valley's veteran judge, Elsa Lynch, was in a peck of legal trouble when she told us in July about her upcoming retirement. Forgive us for momentarily losing our suspicious mind. A few weeks after our chat, it turns out, Lynch was indicted by a federal grand jur ... More >>
Patrick Chorpenning, the former director of the Arizona Department of Veterans' Services, pleaded not guilty today to charges of fraud and misuse of public funds. The state Attorney General's office is prosecuting Chorpenning after a two-year investigation turned up a mountain of evidence that he ha ... More >>
Letters from the week of December 19, 2002
Letters from the week of December 5, 2002
The government was supposed to take care of mentally disabled Marine combat veteran Brian Callan. It didn't.
Vietnam vets discuss the allegations of atrocities leveled at Bob Kerrey
Beer, conversation, an assault at the VFW hall on Memorial Day
Longtime director of state's veterans' agency suddenly retires
The story of a psychotic Vietnam veteran who died on the streets rattles the mental-health-care and judicial communities, triggering investigations and calls for reform
AN EX-SOLDIER SAYS HARASSMENT DROVE HIM FROM HIS JOB. HIS FORMER EMPLOYER CITES "BIZARRE BEHAVIOR" ROOTED IN VIETNAM.
FUELED BY SELFLESS-----AND SELFISH-----PASSIONS, ERIC ADAM BATTLED A MEDICAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY AND RESCUED A BOSNIAN RUNNER HE SAW ON TV