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  • New Generation Of Veterans Has Higher Suicide Risk, Study Finds

    New Generation Of Veterans Has Higher Suicide Risk, Study Finds
    Justin Eldridge's family will never fully understand why nothing seemed to ease the anguish of the young Marine and father of five as he wrestled with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury after a deployment to Afghanistan in 2004-05....
  • Connecticut Democrats Praise Obama's State Of The Union

    Connecticut Democrats Praise Obama's State Of The Union
    Most of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday drew enthusiastic support from Connecticut Democrats and the state's congressional delegation, especially his aggressive calls for free community college education, middle class tax cuts,...
  • Obama's Free College Proposal Could Be 'Game-Changer' For State's Students

    Connecticut's elected officials and educators were enthusiastic Friday about the proposal by President Barack Obama to provide two years of free community college tuition to millions of students who maintain good enough grades, with one educator saying...
  • Rep. Scott's death in custody reporting bill heads to President

    Legislation requiring states to report deaths of people in police custody and during the course of an arrest sponsored by Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, D-Newport News, is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk. The bill passed the...
  • Coltsville National Park on Verge of Final Approval

    Coltsville National Park on Verge of Final Approval
    The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today to approve national park status for Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood, including Samuel Colt’s factory and it’s iconic blue onion dome as well as surrounding buildings and the city’s...
  • Coltsville National Historical Park Wins Final Approval

    Coltsville National Historical Park Wins Final Approval
    HARTFORD — Final congressional approval came Friday for the creation of a Coltsville National Historical Park dedicated to the accomplishments of Samuel Colt and the role that his firearms and factory played in the Industrial Revolution. Plans...
  • Support Gathers For Legislation To Cap Fixed Fees On Power Bills

    Support Gathers For Legislation To Cap Fixed Fees On Power Bills
    The controversial decision by regulators Wednesday to approve a higher fixed customer fee for Connecticut Light & Power's customers has triggered a strong response from lawmakers and energy advocates who say they will push for legislation to cap those...
  • GAO Report: VA Provides Inconsistent Treatment To Veterans With Depression

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides inconsistent treatment to veterans with depression and may be underestimating the number of vets who suffer from the condition, according to a government watchdog agency. The VA also needs to do a...
  • Medicare May Help Seniors If Advantage Plans Drop Doctors

    Next year, seniors with private Medicare Advantage insurance policies whose doctors leave their plan may be able to leave, too, under a new Medicare rule. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which oversee Medicare Advantage programs, will...
  • Shellfishermen, Seaweed Farmers Now Eligible For U.S. Aid For Severe-Weather Damages

    Shellfishermen, Seaweed Farmers Now Eligible For U.S. Aid For Severe-Weather Damages
    Connecticut shellfishermen and seaweed farmers will be eligible for federal assistance to cover losses from severe weather thanks to a change in U.S. Department of Agriculture policy. The change was made possible in the 2014 Farm Bill. "We're...
  • Blumenthal Urges Cellphone Users To Claim Their Refunds

    Blumenthal Urges Cellphone Users To Claim Their Refunds
    HARTFORD — If you had a cellphone with T-Mobile or AT&T in the past five years, you might be owed money for unauthorized charges that have been recovered through settlements. Both wireless carriers settled allegations of "mobile cramming" with the...