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March 17, 2017

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

by Christine Stuart | Mar 17, 2017 5:00am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | 5th CD | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Public Safety | Veterans Affairs

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 | Jan 13, 2017 12:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | Veterans Affairs

Kaiser Family Foundation
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 | Sep 16, 2016 1:21pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance | Veterans Affairs | Hartford

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 | Jul 20, 2016 2:13pm
Posted to: Equality | Legal | Veterans Affairs

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 | 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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February 3, 2016

Malloy Budget Plan Aims Cuts At Living And Dead

by Steve Majerus-Collins | Feb 3, 2016 4:35pm
Posted to: Health Care | Nonprofits | Public Health | Public Safety | State Budget | State Capitol | Transparency | Transportation | Veterans Affairs

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

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November 9, 2015

OP-ED | Thank A Veteran For Free Speech

by Barth Keck | Nov 9, 2015 4:24pm
Posted to: Media Matters | Opinion | Veterans Affairs

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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November 5, 2015

Murphy Asks Pentagon to Look At ‘Misconduct’ Dismissals For Soldiers with Mental Health Disorders

by Elizabeth Regan | Nov 5, 2015 6:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Federal Budget | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Military Spending | Veterans Affairs

File photo 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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August 19, 2015

Frank Offers Frank Discussion on American Politics

by Christine Stuart | Aug 19, 2015 1:15pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | The Economy | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Veterans Affairs | White House

Christine Stuart photo 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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July 7, 2015

Malloy Maintains Optimism Over State Budget

by Christine Stuart | Jul 7, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Jobs | Military Spending | State Budget | Veterans Affairs | Farmington

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he didn’t believe the “dust up” over the state budget would impact family-owned jet engine parts manufacturers like Turbine Technologies, but company officials had a different take.

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