by Jack Kramer | April 3, 2017 3:30pm
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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by Christine Stuart | March 17, 2017 5:00am
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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by Sarah Darer Littman | January 13, 2017 12:00pm
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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by Christine Stuart | September 16, 2016 1:21pm
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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by Christine Stuart | July 20, 2016 2:13pm
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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by Jack Kramer | June 20, 2016 1:15pm
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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by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 3, 2016 4:35pm
The state is so desperate to save money that even the dead are taking a hit.
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by Barth Keck | November 9, 2015 4:24pm
As we commemorate Veterans Day this week to “thank and honor living veterans who served honorably in the military,” special appreciation is due Bryan Stascavage, a veteran currently attending Wesleyan University.
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by Elizabeth Regan | November 5, 2015 6:30am
A public radio exposé in Ft. Carson, Colorado, has prompted a Connecticut senator to lead the call for a Pentagon investigation into the wrongful discharge of service members with mental health disorders amid evidence of systemic injustice.
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by Christine Stuart | August 19, 2015 1:15pm
Described by his former colleague, U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, as a person with a wit “quicker than Jon Stewart,” a former Massachusetts Congressman told the faculty at Goodwin College on Wednesday about a seismic shift in American life, as chronicled in his recent memoir.
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