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Audit: Delays For Care at Maine VA Hospital

| June 9, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine VA hospital fared better than many other hospitals in a system-wide audit, but hundreds of veterans still had to wait more than a month for appointments. A May 14 audit found that 99 percent of doctor visits took place in 30 days or less at the Togus VA hospital […]

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LePage Wants President to Overhaul VA

| June 5, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage is one of six Republican governors asking President Barack Obama to initiate reforms in the Department of Veterans Affairs. The governors sent a letter to Obama this week following news of an attempt to cover up delays by veterans seeking getting health care. In the letter, the […]

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Richmond Man Sentenced for Theft of Copper

| May 15, 2014

Bangor, ME:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Derek Less, 26, of Richmond, Maine, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to time served, up to six months of community confinement and three years of supervised release for stealing copper from facilities operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs […]

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Collins and King Request ARCH Pilot Program Be Extended

| December 6, 2013

  U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King have sent a letter to Secretary Eric Shinseki of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which requests that the VA indefinitely extend the Access Received Closer to Home (ARCH) pilot program in Caribou.   “Maine has one of the highest ratios in the nation of veterans to […]

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