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A bill that will increase scrutiny of racial disparities in the state's criminal and juvenile justice systems was signed into law Wednesday.The legislation, H.308, creates a 13-member panel charged with oversight of racial disparities throughout the … more
DEERFIELD VALLEY — All but one community voting Wednesday on school district mergers in the Windham Southwest Supervisory Union approved of the plans set forth by study committees."Good job everyone!" Windham Southwest Superintendent Chris … more
The rights of people with service animals are at the center of two recent Human Rights Commission cases.In one case completed last week, the five-member panel found reasonable grounds to believe a Stowe hotel discriminated against a woman for … more
Lawmakers clashed with Gov. Phil Scott on government restructuring, business development and labor priorities this year.Scott repeatedly threatened to veto any budget that included new taxes or fees. At the same time, he asked the Legislature for … more
TOWNSHEND - For the first time in more than five years, pedestrians can safely set foot on the historic Scott Covered Bridge.A contractor has finished an extensive, $2.35 million rehabilitation of the wooden structure that stretches 277 feet over … more
MONTPELIER — Sen. Kevin Mullin, R-Rutland, is stepping down from his position as state senator to become the top health care regulator in the state.Mullin, 58, of Rutland Town, will be the chair of the Green Mountain Care Board, which … more
WESTMORE — For decades, the tiny, out-of-site beach at the south end of Vermont's fjord-like Lake Willoughby has been known as much for its nudity as its views of the clear, cold lake. Now, regulars fear its charm could be the area's … more
The state is suspending its use of facial recognition technology after the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont raised questions about its legality.In a letter this week, the group charged that the program used by the Department of Motor … more
Before lawmakers returned to Montpelier in January, marijuana legalization had been the topic of six daylong meetings of a legislative panel that meets during the off session to oversee the justice system. A bipartisan trio of lawmakers introduced a … more
While lawmakers have spent previous years looking at ways to reform health care delivery, such reform took a back seat this year as they grappled with shortfalls in the state's mental health system.House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero, and … more
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