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For many, high school is the first phase of life in which they can really screw things up for themselves. While middle-schoolers are perfectly capable of making awful choices with disastrous long-term consequences, only in high school do the … more
Saint-Gobain's agreement with the state to spend $20 million connecting North Bennington homes affected by PFOA contamination to the town water system is an important milestone, but it's not the end of the story. The $20 million will connect about … 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
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
Maryland and the District of Columbia sued President Donald Trump on Monday, and on Wednesday 196 Democrats in Congress agreed to file their own lawsuits against the president. Each claim that Trump has violated the Constitution's emoluments clause, … more
President Donald Trump's ringing endorsement of the police state on Friday prompted law enforcement agencies across America, including Vermont State Police, to issue statements assuring the public that they won't be unduly violent towards anyone … more
Senate Republican leaders released on Thursday a draft health-care bill, supposedly designed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. It includes a range of mostly unwise and ungenerous changes to the nation's health-care system, but it might, … more
Here is what President Donald Trump said Saturday about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, sparked by a demonstration of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members:We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display … more
We agree with Secretary of State Jim Condos that Vermont needs an open government ombudsman. An ombudsman is a government official designated to investigate complaints by citizens against public officials. In a recent column, Condos called for … more
Republican Senators are regrouping after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) put off a vote on his Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill. The stumble was for the better. The bill was drafted in secret. Not a single hearing was held. Democrats were not … more
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