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Berkley: High hopes for VA internship bill

When 135 medical students gathered Wednesday for entry into the Class of 2018 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program at Touro University Nevada, former U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley anticipated passage of a bill that will some day let many of them train at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Las Vegas.

House approves VA health care overhaul

WASHINGTON — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans’ health care.

Reid: VA hospital failing to fill promise

The Southern Nevada veterans medical center that opened two years ago at a cost of $1 billion is failing to fulfill its promise because of VA scandal, and because it was not properly outfitted, Sen. Harry Reid, said Tuesday.

VA nominee advances; Heller votes yes

The U.S. Senate is wasting little time in advancing President Barack Obama’s pick to head the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs.

Nominee pledges to ‘transform’ VA

President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that “systematic failures” must be addressed.

A parade for patriots

The 2014 Patriot Tour made a stop in Las Vegas on Monday.

VA Medical Center battles doctor shortage

As Congress continues to focus its spotlight on health care delays and questionable medical practices at Veterans Affairs facilities across the nation, the VA Medical Center in North Las Vegas finds itself caught in a rising tide of veterans moving to the area coupled with a shortage of doctors to care for them.

F-35 fighters flying again at Nellis

F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jets that had been grounded at Nellis Air Force Base resumed flying Friday.

Photos: Red Flag takes off at Nellis

Fighter jets and bombers filled the air with thunder from their powerful engines Wednesday at the north end of the Las Vegas Valley as Red Flag training exercises took to the skies. Red Flag ends July 25.

Heller tells VA: Long waits persist

Despite promises of reform, veterans in Nevada continue to suffer the longest waits in the nation to have disability claims completed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Sen. Dean Heller on Wednesday told a top VA official trying to turn around the troubled agency.

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