PHOENIX - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PHOENIX News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Investigators: Shoddy care by VA didn’t cause Phoenix deaths http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339400-68/veterans-care-report-phoenix.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339400-68/veterans-care-report-phoenix.html.csp">Investigators: Shoddy care by VA didn’t cause Phoenix deaths</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T20:13:02.6-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 08:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix. Investigators uncovered large-scale improprieties in the way VA hospitals and clinics across the nation have been scheduling veterans for appointments, according to a report released Tuesday by the VA’s Office of Inspector General. The report said workers falsified waitlists while th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583394002014-08-26T20:13:02.6-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T20:13:02.6-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339400@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:13:02 MDT University of Phoenix founder John Sperling dies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58339045-79/sperling-university-phoenix-education.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58339045-79/sperling-university-phoenix-education.html.csp">University of Phoenix founder John Sperling dies</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T12:19:02.319-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 12:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">John G. Sperling was in his teens — illiterate and the survivor of a childhood filled with illness — when a shipmate in the Merchant Marine taught him to read. Enchanted by the likes of Fyodor Dostoyevsky and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sperling began a journey through higher education that ultimately led to his founding of the University of Phoenix, a for-profit institution. Sperling, 93, a billionaire, died Friday at a hospital near San Francisco, according to a statement from Apollo Education Group,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583390452014-08-26T12:19:02.319-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T12:19:02.319-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339045@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:19:02 MDT Floods force dramatic rescues near Phoenix http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58314561-68/phoenix-rain-north-tuesday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58314561-68/phoenix-rain-north-tuesday.html.csp">Floods force dramatic rescues near Phoenix</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN SKOLOFF </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and PAUL DAVENPORT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T19:17:49.41-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 07:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Phoenix • Heavy monsoon season rains that swept across Arizona on Tuesday led to dramatic rescues, road closures and flight delays as a series of fast-moving storms pummeled the state. A helicopter crew rescued two women and three dogs from a home surrounded by swift-moving waters in a town about 30 miles north of Phoenix, while elsewhere a small trailer park was evacuated, a school was flooded and first-responders pulled motorists from partially-submerged vehicles. The National Weather Service...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583145612014-08-19T19:17:49.41-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T19:17:49.41-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314561@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:17:49 MDT Tuesday’s sports TV/radio programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58184071-77/espn-league-baseball-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58184071-77/espn-league-baseball-game.html.csp">Tuesday’s sports TV/radio programming</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T22:57:25.046-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 10:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Television — Major League Baseball • All-Star Game, 5:30 p.m., Ch. 13 WNBA • Los Angeles at Indiana, 6 p.m., ESPN2 • Washington at Phoenix, 8 p.m., ESPN2 Radio — Major League Baseball • All-Star Game, 6 p.m., 700 AM NBA • Summer League, Utah vs. Denver, 8:30 p.m., 97.5 FM, 1280 AM, 960 AM The Big Show • Hosted by Tribune columnist Gordon Monson, 3-6 p.m., 1280 AM, 960 AM, 97.5 FM</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58184071@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:57:25 MDT University of Phoenix faces financial aid review http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58183943-79/education-review-department-phoenix.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58183943-79/education-review-department-phoenix.html.csp">University of Phoenix faces financial aid review</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T17:00:33.404-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 05:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Department of Education will review the administration of federal student financial aid programs by its University of Phoenix subsidiary. The for-profit education company said Monday that the government review, which is scheduled to start Aug. 4, will initially cover the 2012-13 and 2013-14 years. The review will also cover the University of Phoenix’s compliance with laws governing campus security and crime statistics and drug policy. The universit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581839432014-07-14T17:00:33.404-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-14T17:00:33.404-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58183943@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:00:33 MDT Letter: There is reason for hope at VA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58146297-82/hope-veterans-care-director.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58146297-82/hope-veterans-care-director.html.csp">Letter: There is reason for hope at VA</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T17:31:01.535-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 05:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With all the tar-and-feathering of the Veterans Administration, there are individual facilities that do decently serve veterans. Given that the VA is a huge government bureaucracy that is underfunded and understaffed, some facilities are unfortunately abysmal (St. Louis, West Los Angeles and Phoenix come to mind). However, my experience with the George E. Wahlen Salt Lake Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been extremely positive. As a Vietnam veteran, the SLC VA is my primary health care prov...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58146297@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:31:01 MDT