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May 8, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | ‘Burn Pit’ Bills Seek to Help Returning Soldiers

by Jordan Fenster | May 8, 2015 5:30am

What to do with the solid waste an army creates as it passes through is a question without a simple solution. The U.S. Army’s answer, at least in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been simply to burn it.

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April 17, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Senators Help ID Unknown Pearl Harbor Victims

by Jordan Fenster | April 17, 2015 5:00am

The U.S. Department of Defense announced this week that the bodies of 388 members of the U.S. Navy and Marines would be exhumed and identified.

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April 15, 2015

Veterans Rally To Restore Honor Guard

by Sarah Paduano | April 15, 2015 4:37pm

Sarah Paduano photo Military veterans and lawmakers rallied Wednesday at the state Capitol to reject Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed cut to state funding for honor guard details at veterans’ funerals.

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April 8, 2015

Senate Passes Bill To Improve Outreach To Female Veterans

by Sarah Paduano | April 8, 2015 2:47pm

Sarah Paduano photo The Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would establish a program within the state Department of Veterans’ Affairs to reach out to women veterans to make them aware of federal and state veterans’ benefits and services.

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March 30, 2015

OP-ED | In Support of Honoring Connecticut’s Veterans

by Rep. David Alexander | March 30, 2015 11:00am

Lost in the Governor’s budget is a cut of $469,533 that eliminates funding of a stipend to veterans who participate in graveside ceremonial firing squads.

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March 23, 2015

Senate Dems Vow To Restore Funding For Veterans’ Funerals

by Sarah Paduano | March 23, 2015 12:04pm

Sarah Paduano file photo Democratic lawmakers are saying “no” to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget cut to honor guard detachments at veterans’ funerals.

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February 17, 2015

Senate Democrats Seek to End Tax on Veterans’ Retirement Benefits

by Hugh McQuaid | February 17, 2015 4:34pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Majority Democrats in the Senate announced Tuesday they would prioritize exempting retired military veterans from paying income tax on their retirement benefits through a bill that would cost the state about $4 million per year.

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February 6, 2015

Blumenthal, Families Celebrate Passage of Suicide Prevention Bill

by Sarah Paduano | February 6, 2015 3:34pm

Joanna Eldridge, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, and Cindy Dubuque Following the unanimous passage of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act by the U.S. Senate earlier this week, Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined local families of veterans whose loved ones committed suicide.

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February 5, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Bill on Evolution Introduced

by Jordan Fenster | February 5, 2015 11:00pm

U.S. Rep Jim Himes, D-4th District, introduced a measure this week that would designate Feb. 12, 2015, as “Darwin Day.”

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February 3, 2015

Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill Headed To President’s Desk

by Hugh McQuaid | February 3, 2015 2:48pm

Christine Stuart photo The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a veteran suicide prevention bill Tuesday co-sponsored by Connecticut Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain.

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