Veterans

Melissa Sevigny

When you see a bronze statue of a fallen solider somewhere in northern Arizona, chances are Neil Logan was the artist. He works from photographs and sketches to design large-as-life memorials for war veterans, as well as police officers, firefighters, even K9 dogs. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Logan at his Sedona foundry. For this Veteran’s Day he shares his journey from Vietnam to public art. 

A judge has awarded $2.5 million to a military veteran who said that his now-terminal cancer would have been curable had the Veterans Administration hospital in Phoenix diagnosed it sooner.

Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times

A recent audit of the Navajo Nation veteran’s housing program found years of mismanagement. Now, the tribe’s Veterans Administration has submitted a plan to fix it. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 


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U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake say the problems plaguing the VA health care system nationwide extend to Southern Arizona and are unacceptable.

AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Chow

A new Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General report says veterans still are dying while awaiting care at the Phoenix VA Health Care System.

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