Veterans

Veterans Want Coverage For Medical Marijuana

Mar 15, 2016
Cassandra Basler / WSHU

At the counter of a dispensary in South Windsor, Conn., veteran Eddie Adkins flipped through a laminated menu of medical marijuana strains, doses and prices. He asked dispensary technician Lauren Boyette about a Cannibis sativa strain that he needs to treat his PTSD.

LI Congressional Delegation Unites on Vets Bill

Mar 10, 2016
Terry Sheridan / WSHU

Long Island’s four members of Congress are lining up behind the Fair Veterans Act, which would help veterans who were less-than-honorably discharged due to undiagnosed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Democrats in the Connecticut State Senate want to make it easier for veterans to start and grow their businesses in the state.  

Senate Democrats introduced a bill Thursday that would give a 15 percent price preference to veteran-owned micro-businesses bidding on state contracts. It would also waive the business tax for start-up companies for the first year.  

Senate Pro Tempore Martin Looney said veterans often make good entrepreneurs.  

Last Thanksgiving, Wilfredo Gutierrez was in prison for shoplifting. For two Thanksgivings before that, he was on the streets.

This Thanksgiving, he’s living in a spare one-bedroom apartment in West Haven. There’s a little furniture, including a couch his son bought him. Gutierrez has been married twice and has five children. 

(AP Photo/Dave Collins)

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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