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March 30, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Esty Issues Apology; Blumenthal Opposes VA Privatization

by Christine Stuart and Peter Urban | Mar 30, 2018 1:00am
Posted to: Agriculture | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Iraq at Home | Public Health | Veterans Affairs | Newington | West Haven

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U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty issued an apology Thursday for failing to act sooner in 2016 when Tony Baker, her former chief of staff, was accused of harassing, threatening, and punching a female former staffer, Hearst reported Thursday.

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March 27, 2018

Veterans With ‘Bad Paper’ Discharges Now Eligible For Mental Health Services

by Peggy McCarthy | Mar 27, 2018 11:46am
Posted to: Congress | Iraq at Home | Veterans Affairs

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A new federal law will allow hundreds of Connecticut veterans with “bad paper” discharges to be eligible for long-term mental health care for the first time, and thus reduce their suicide risk.

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March 23, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Congress Approves Budget; Trump Threatens Veto Then Says He’ll Sign It

by Peter Urban | Mar 23, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Health Care | Iraq at Home | Law Enforcement | Manufacturing | Public Health | Public Safety | Veterans Affairs | White House | Portland

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(UPDATED Friday, 6:45 p.m.) Looking to avoid a third government shutdown in three weeks, Congress sent President Donald Trump a $1.3 trillion spending bill early Friday morning that will keep federal doors open through September.

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June 20, 2016

Branford Widow Leads The Fight For Education Aid For Veteran Families

by Jack Kramer | Jun 20, 2016 1:15pm
Posted to: Congress | Iraq at Home | Veterans Affairs | Branford

Jack Kramer photo Sarah Greene of Branford, in her own words, had it “hard enough as a single parent” raising two young children when her husband was killed during enemy action in Iraq 12 years ago.

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October 16, 2011

Occupy Hartford Meets Anti-war Movement

by Christine Stuart | Oct 16, 2011 9:18pm
Posted to: Town News | Hartford | Iraq at Home

Anti-war protestors marking the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan met up with Occupy Hartford to hold a rally Sunday which started at Hartford City Hall and made its way to the state Capitol.

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September 15, 2011

Poll: Malloy Weathers Storm, But Gets Low Marks For Handling of Budget, Public Employees

by Christine Stuart | Sep 15, 2011 7:11am
Posted to: Town News | Iraq at Home | State Capitol

A new Quinnipiac University poll found voters overwhelmingly approved of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s handling of Tropical Storm Irene, but his overall approval rating is still in negative territory.

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September 9, 2011

Port Security A Concern As Funds Shrink

by Kate Farrish | Sep 9, 2011 11:00am
Posted to: Town News | Iraq at Home | Transportation

Shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks, Bridgeport made its summer marine police unit a year-round effort to protect the port, where oil, coal, bananas and pineapples arrived on ships from Colombia, Costa Rica and Indonesia.

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May 31, 2011

CT’s Own Mentioned In Obama’s Memorial Day Speech

by Staff Report | May 31, 2011 9:55am
Posted to: Iraq at Home

Paul Tarbox, a U.S. Army veteran and clerk of the Select Committee on Veterans’ Affairs wrote an eloquent letter to President Obama after the president’s photo was taken next to the Arlington Cemetery grave of Tarbox’s friend, Joe Phaneuf.

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May 2, 2011

Connecticut Officials React to Bin Laden’s Death

by Hugh McQuaid | May 2, 2011 1:04pm
Posted to: Town News | Iraq at Home

Late Sunday night President Barack Obama announced that a group of Navy Seals had killed terrorist Osama bin Laden during a firefight in Pakistan. On Monday morning, some Connecticut officials reflected on that news.

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April 18, 2011

A Call To End Homelessness Among Military Veterans

by Hugh McQuaid | Apr 18, 2011 2:31pm
Posted to: Housing | Iraq at Home

During a forum on homelessness at the Lyceum in Hartford on Monday, a Department of Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary cited a troubling trend of homelessness among military veterans and offered her plan to combat the problem.

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