Politics & Elections
With President Barack Obama at the signing ceremony for the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act are, left to right, Susan Selke (Clay Hunt’s mother), Richard Selke (Clay Hunt’s father), Sen. Joe Donnelly, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Paul Rieckhoff (founder and CEO, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, IAVA), Sen. John McCain, Bonnie Carroll (president and founder, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, TAPS), Gary Augustine (executive director, Disabled American Veterans), Michelle Obama, Jake Wood (co-founder and executive director of Team Rubicon), Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Rep. Timothy Walz.

Bipartisan veterans suicide prevention act signed into law

President Obama signs a bill that will provide suicide prevention services to veterans.


Sen. Chris Murphy: Every child counts

Sen. Murphy has introduced the Every Child Counts Act.

Senator Toni Boucher

Super 7, Danbury line in vogue at legislative breakfast

The renewed possibility of a Super 7 limited-access highway dividing Wilton was the hot topic at a town hall meeting with Toni Boucher and Gail Lavielle.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) spoke with editors of Hersam Acorn Newspapers last week about transportation, world affairs, veterans issues and more. (Aaron Marsh photo)

Sen. Blumenthal: Technology can make the train crossings safer

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says there is technology to prevent the more than 270 deaths at railroad crossings each year.

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