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MONTPELIER — Vermont is moving ahead with a statewide measure to take gendered signs off single-occupancy public bathrooms, but time is running out to pass the bill during this year's lawmaking session.After an identical California law passed … more
The House advanced two pieces of legislation that aim to address racial justice issues in policing and across the state.However, with less than a month to go before adjournment is expected, the bills' path forward is not straightforward.The bills … more
BRATTLEBORO — In March 2014, a radiologist spotted a "highly suspicious," possibly cancerous mass on the kidney of a Brattleboro Memorial Hospital patient.But state inspectors say it took two and a half years for that patient to learn of the … more
MONTPELIER — Vermont Democrats have elected a new leader who switched parties in response to discrimination he faced as a Muslim while running for the Legislature as a Republican a decade ago.Faisal Gill, a Burlington attorney, was born in … more
The Senate Finance Committee is considering a bill that would reinstate privacy protections that President Donald Trump signed a law to eliminate just last week.The bill, S.147, seeks to force Internet service providers to ask their customers' … more
MONTPELIER — A Vermont high-ranking official has confirmed that the state is "very close" to finalizing a new contract to house Vermont prisoners out of state.Another Vermont source with knowledge of the negotiations said Vermont has been in … more
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's acting commissioner of the Department of Corrections now has the job full time.Lisa Menard had been acting commissioner since Republican Gov. Phil Scott took office in January.As commissioner, Menard leads a … more
On Saturday evening, as Rep. Jay Hooper, D-Brookfield, made his way down the stairs from a community event at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph, a constituent grabbed him.The woman, a teacher, invited Hooper into her classroom at a local … more
WASHINGTON — A coalition of eight Senate Democrats — including Vermont's Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders — sent a letter to the largest Internet providers in America Wednesday requesting specific details on their policies for … more
Heavy rains forecast for later this week and snowmelt are expected to combine and cause flooding in some low-lying areas of New England and parts of upstate New York.The National Weather Service has issued flood watches for much of the region … more
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