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"The rent is too damn high," according to The Rent is Too Damn High Party. Founded in 2005 and mostly active in New York, the party's message makes sense in a lot of other places across America, Vermont included.We'll add that wages might also be … more
Congressman Peter Welch is holding out hope that President Donald Trump will come to the rescue of Americans in need of prescription medication, saving them from a Congress more interested in protecting the pharmaceutical companies' profits than in … more
Governor Phil Scott is getting some high praise for bringing Vermont into the U.S. Climate Alliance. The alliance is a bipartisan coalition of states that was created to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement following President Donald … more
A study on PFOA-related cancer rates in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. that was released Tuesday may raise more questions than in answers, if it does even that.According to the New York Department of Health, which looked at 20 years of cancer registry data, … more
Gov. Phil Scott's signing of a bill holding those responsible for polluting groundwater legally accountable is a good step in protecting our drinking water, but it's no silver bullet.Scott was in Bennington Friday to sign the bill. As Banner readers … more
Ivanka Trump's conflicts of interest as a White House adviser already included the dependence of her clothing brand on Chinese manufacturers even as she and her husband participate in White House meetings with senior Chinese officials. Now a new and … more
Members of Vermont's delegation in Congress — as well as Gov. Phil Scott — rightly condemned President Donald Trump's announcement on Thursday that he would be withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. All the … more
"Our city is in mourning, our community's anger is real, and the timing and subject of these events can only exacerbate an already difficult situation."So said Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler in explaining why — in the aftermath of the … more
A downtown business owner has stepped up and created his own marketing organization aimed at boosting foot traffic in the district. What would normally be a positive effort has, unfortunately, started off already marred by small-town squabbling. The … more
While the dust hasn't quite settled yet, this past legislative session was an interesting one in terms of crime and punishment. Our friends at VTDigger recently published an overview of crime and court related bills put forward by lawmakers this … more
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