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November 13, 2017

WWII B-17 San Antonio Rose Commemorated

by Peter Urban | November 13, 2017 1:51pm

Credit 5th CCU via NARA Nearly 75 years after the San Antonio Rose was lost in the Pacific during World War II, Senator Richard Blumenthal is calling on the Pentagon to search again for the wreckage of the B-17 as a way to honor the memory of its crew.

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October 4, 2017

Lt. Colonel Explores Run For Democratic Nomination For Governor

by Christine Stuart | October 4, 2017 4:58pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie EAST HARTFORD, CT — After stepping down from his post as Connecticut’s Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, Sean Connolly stood in the parking lot of Augie and Rays with about 200 of his closest friends, former grade school teachers, and supporters to announce he’s exploring a run for governor.

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September 29, 2017

OP-ED | Words Matter: ‘Patriotism’ and ‘Racism’ in the National Anthem Controversy

by Barth Keck | September 29, 2017 4:30am

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Words matter. Two words that matter a great deal right now are “patriotism” and “racism,” the critical concepts surrounding NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem. Thanks to Donald Trump’s incendiary criticism of that activity, the heated issue got much hotter last weekend.

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April 3, 2017

Connecticut Senators Aim To Help Veterans With Mental Health Challenges Get Services

by Jack Kramer | April 3, 2017 2:30pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NEW HAVEN, CT — Recent investigations show that the Department of Defense has issued thousands of other-than-honorable (OTH) discharges to veterans, including hundreds in Connecticut, with mental health and behavioral health diagnoses.

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March 17, 2017

Esty Helps Lead Opposition To Bill Removing Veterans’ Health Records from Gun Background Checks

by Christine Stuart | March 17, 2017 4:00am

ctnewsjunkie file photo WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a bill Thursday that would give veterans — previously unable to purchase firearms because of a mental health diagnosis — access to firearms.

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January 13, 2017

OP-ED | Confront Logic Fallacies In Policy And Save Lives

by Sarah Darer Littman | January 13, 2017 11:00am

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A new year in America starts with another mass shooting. Are we going to repeat the same questions, then wait till the next time people die for no good reason except our inability to confront the consequences of conflicting policies?

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September 16, 2016

Two-Day Dental Clinic Includes Focus On Veterans

by Christine Stuart | September 16, 2016 12:21pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie Jeff Lawton was stabbed in the face a few years ago and had six teeth broken in the process. On Friday, he was at the Connecticut Mission of Mercy free dental clinic in Hartford getting them repaired.

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July 20, 2016

Malloy Signs Connecticut Military Anti-Discrimination Law

by Christine Stuart | July 20, 2016 1:13pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ceremonially signed a bill Wednesday that updates the anti-discrimination statutes for the Connecticut Military Department.

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June 20, 2016

Branford Widow Leads The Fight For Education Aid For Veteran Families

by Jack Kramer | June 20, 2016 12:15pm

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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February 3, 2016

Malloy Budget Plan Aims Cuts At Living And Dead

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 3, 2016 3:35pm

Christine Stuart photo The state is so desperate to save money that even the dead are taking a hit.

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