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It's becoming increasing clear that the wait lists at V-A hospitals across the country -- are a lot longer than official lists would suggest.

 

Ron Morgan is the head of Oregon's Vietnam Veterans of America and believes we don't have enough resources to meet the incredible demand.

 

"I think it's systemic of poor management of a system that goes all the way to the top.  The Director can talk about being mad as hell, but when you have a motorboat mouth and a rowboat butt, nothing is going to get done.  I think he should resign personally."

 

President Obama accepted General Shinsheki's resignation this morning.

 

Morgan believes the problems of lack of resources at the V-A isn't a new problem.

 

"We've got a finite amount of resources to work with and someone has to take a back seat and unfortunately that has to be the older veterans."

 

Currently the probe into hidden wait lists to conceal long wait times has expanded to 42 V-A hospitals throughout the country.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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