by Hugh McQuaid | August 11, 2014 12:22pm
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal called Monday for the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on “predatory” debt collection tactics of certain retailers targeting military servicemembers.
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by Hugh McQuaid | August 1, 2014 11:30am
Connecticut’s U.S. senators applauded the Thursday night final passage of legislation sending emergency funding to the embattled veterans health care system and increasing the agency’s authority to dismiss incompetent employees.
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by Hugh McQuaid | July 7, 2014 4:00pm
The number of cases delayed at Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities in Connecticut nearly tripled in the span of a month, according to data released Monday by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
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by Staff Report | June 9, 2014 10:42pm
While it didn’t release location-specific information, Connecticut’s medical facilities run by the Veterans Administration didn’t raise any red flags for auditors.
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by Hugh McQuaid | June 2, 2014 11:46am
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants to know how Connecticut’s Veteran Affairs medical facilities fared in the internal agency audit that led to the resignation of U.S. Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.
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by Ellen R. Delisio | May 31, 2014 7:59am
Getting government to commit to infrastructure repairs and quality services for veterans — and looking at new ways to pay for them — generated animated discussion by Connecticut’s U.S. senators at a Hartford forum Friday.
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by Hugh McQuaid | April 29, 2014 3:38pm
Micah Welintukonis says he scratches his head at why he can’t use the skills he’s learned through three combat tours in the Army to directly qualify for a civilian career.
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by Christine Stuart | February 17, 2014 5:22pm
U.S. Marine Corporal Sgt. Greg Caron lost both his legs below the knee on Nov. 12, 2011, to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Just nine months later, he was at Walter Reed National Military Veterans Center learning how to walk again.
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by Staff Report | December 20, 2013 3:16pm
This year marks the 11th year of lawmakers’ Secret Santa clothing drive for the veterans at the state home in Rocky Hill.
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by Emily Boushee | December 2, 2013 6:30am
In 2013, homelessness nationwide decreased by four percent. However, Connecticut has seen a seven percent increase since 2012, according to the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness.
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