Veterans Administration

Proposed Pilot Program Would Help Vets With PTSD Train Own Service DogsA Colorado state lawmaker is hoping to launch a first-of-its-kind pilot program to help veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) train their own service dogs.
Dying WWII Vet May Get To Be With Wife In Nursing HomeAn anonymous donor wants to help a World War II paratrooper dying of cancer spend his last days with his wife in a Colorado nursing home that is not approved by the Veterans Administration.
VA Medical Centers Get Extra Help During 'Access Stand Down'VA medical centers across the country held the first ever "Access Stand Down" where volunteers helped veterans get the care they need.
Hundreds Of Veterans Line Up For Free Marijuana In Show Of ProtestThe free handouts were set up as a sign of protest to a decision by the state's health board not to allow post-traumatic-stress disorder as a treatable condition for medical marijuana.
Congress Near Another Short-Term Deal On Denver VA HospitalCongress is working on another short-term deal to avoid a construction shut-down on an over-budget veterans hospital in Aurora.
Rep. Mike Coffman Declines US Senate Run Against Michael BennetRepublican Rep. Mike Coffman is not going to challenge incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet in next year's election.
VA Averts Construction Shutdown At Troubled Aurora HospitalLawmakers have reached a deal to keep construction underway on a troubled Veterans Administration hospital in Aurora.
Medical Marijuana For Veterans Group Pushes VA To Consider TreatmentA group rallied outside the current VA Hospital in Denver on Friday to push for using medical marijuana to treat veterans.
Senators In Colorado To Scrutinize Over-Budget VA HospitalLeaders of the U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee are traveling to Colorado to ask why the VA hospital under construction in suburban Denver is more than $1 billion over budget.
Coffman Suspects Corruption With VA Hospital Cost, DelayAfter years of delays and more than a billion dollars over budget, Rep. Mike Coffman believes he has a reason to suspect corruption with the VA hospital in Aurora.
Congress Asked To Raise Spending Cap For Denver VA HospitalColorado's congressional delegation is asking the House and Senate to raise the spending limit on Denver's new veterans hospital from $800 million to $1.1 billion so the troubled project can be completed.
Vet's Care At Grand Junction VA Hospital Gets Closer Look Following His DeathThere is now a bigger push for an investigation into the care a military veteran received at a Colorado Veterans Administration hospital.

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