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U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald says Connecticut is the first state in the country to end chronic homelessness among veterans.

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The environmental group Long Island Soundkeepers is suing New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation, and the company that runs Long Island’s biggest power plant.

The lawsuit says National Grid’s Northport Power Station is killing billions of fish in Long Island Sound. Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment said the station’s 50-year-old water cooling system uses water from Long Island sound to regulate the power station’s temperature.

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In New Haven Wednesday, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut held a forum on a mental health reform bill that he’s cosponsoring.

JCOPE Under Review

Aug 26, 2015

The controversial New York State ethics commission is in the midst of a review by a panel appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislature. Government reform groups say they’ve already been asked to give their opinions on how to fix some of the commission’s problems. 

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics, or JCOPE, was designed by Cuomo and state lawmakers four years ago.  It replaced a former ethics commission that also was troubled.  

Hartford Public Schools

Every student in Hartford Public Schools will be eating free breakfast and lunch in their cafeterias beginning this week because of a free, federal meal program that Connecticut started participating in last year. Under the program, schools where more than 40 percent of students' families qualify for food stamps get funding to offer free meals to all students.

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