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VA to do study on closing Hot Springs facility

January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking another step toward closing the VA campus in Hot Springs, a decision that has upset members of South Dakota’s congressional delegation.

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VA to do study on closing Hot Springs facility

January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking another step toward closing the VA campus in Hot Springs, a decision that has upset members of South Dakota’s congressional delegation.

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Sen. Tim Johnson, D…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Report: VA fails to protect historic buildings

November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Carson Walker

SIOUX FALLS — A preservation group’s study of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ properties found that the agency often ignores federal law regarding historic buildings and wastes taxpayer money by erecting new facilit…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Veterans await shutdown resolution

October 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. Two federal government shutdown episodes stand out for U.S. Rep. Tim Walz. Continue Reading

VA transportation initative set for ‘highly rural’ vets

July 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The Department of Veterans Affairs this week announced a new initiative aimed at helping its population served in rural areas. Continue Reading

SD governor cancels special legislative session

June 12, 2013 in The Daily Republic

In a message to lawmakers, the governor said the special session set for June 22 is no longer necessary because the VA has extended the grant, giving the state time to review project plans and seek a scaled-back design. Continue Reading

Noem frowns on confederate flags

April 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic

All of America’s veterans should feel welcomed at VA facilities, and that makes a display of confederate flags inappropriate, said Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D.
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Confederate flags are back at Hot Springs VA center; so is outrage

April 25, 2013 in The Daily Republic

HOT SPRINGS (AP) Confederate flags are flying again at a southwestern South Dakota veterans hospital, upsetting two patients who first complained about the flags and then say officials allowed them to complete a hospital program early.
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VA’s growing backlog needs attention now

March 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

“Poor Ike,” Harry Truman is said to have famously mused as he sat at his Oval Office desk and thought about Dwight Eisenhower, the legendary five-star general who was about to succeed him as president. “It won’t be a bit like the army. He’ll sit here and he’ll say, ‘Do this!’ ‘Do that!’ And nothing will happen.” Continue Reading

THUNE: VA secretary should work with Hot Springs community to continue Care

February 5, 2013 in The Daily Republic

In Pine Ridge for example, veterans worry that without access to the Hot Springs VA they will have to rely on the already overburdened Indian Health Service.
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