| Feb 5, 2015
| 2:06 PM
The U.S. Senate took a first step this week toward stemming the horrifying epidemic of suicide by armed services veterans. It's long overdue and desperately needed.
On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously passed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 4:48 AM
Maria Praeli, from New Milford, is one of several United We Dream leaders who have been invited to the White House Wednesday to meet President Obama and discuss immigrant youth, their families, and the ongoing political debate about immigrants in...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 4:00 PM
Legislation pushed by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., to strengthen suicide prevention programs for veterans won Senate approval Tuesday and is expected to become the first veterans' bill of 2015 to be signed by President Barack Obama.
| Feb 1, 2015
The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is urging President Obama to endorse and Congress to enact sweeping changes to military health insurance and retirement options to "empower" service members to make choices that would drive...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 7:57 AM
Washington – With an average of 22 veterans committing suicide every day, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and John McCain, R-Ariz., teamed up to try to do something about it.
Their efforts are expected to pan out late today when the Senate...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 8:30 PM
Traipsing through skid row, trailing media cameras and advance staff, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro stopped to talk to a homeless woman with a white blanket draped over her head.
"What a privilege and honor," said Jennifer...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 4:51 PM
More than six months after the Veterans Affairs health system was mired in controversy, the top brass at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center expressed pride Thursday in the hospital's recent four out of five-star rating.
| Jan 29, 2015
| 2:41 PM
NEWINGTON — Zoning commission members apologized to a local church Wednesday, saying the church had received incorrect information from a town official that caused it to submit an unacceptable sign design.
"He gave you the wrong information,"...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 3:11 PM
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs doctors need more flexibility to work with their private sector counterparts, U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Lehigh Valley, said Thursday on a visit to an Allentown outpatient clinic.
Dent, recently named chairman of the...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 7:46 PM
The federal government has agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing the Department of Veterans Affairs of misusing its sprawling West Los Angeles health campus while veterans with brain injuries and mental impairment slept in the streets, people familiar...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:24 PM
The Veterans Administration's agreement, announced Wednesday, to house more homeless vets at its West Los Angeles facility is a stunning turnabout and a huge win for veterans' advocates, who have been trying for years to persuade the agency to provide...