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President Donald Trump's penchant for "alternative facts" raises a troubling question: What if the same instinct leads him to pressure government agencies — the ones that track everything from jobs to air quality — into producing data to … more
The recent decision by our current president to reverse guidance protecting the rights of transgender students from discrimination is just another example of how the far right is attempting to turn back the clock on progress in the United … more
Governor Phil Scott announced Friday several strategies aimed at improving the amount of affordable housing in Vermont. With the exception of the provision that would remove Act 250 oversight from rental properties, we agree with him.Scott's plan … more
After hours of debate in committee and on the floor, Vermont House approved a new recount by a panel of members. That followed a petition from five-term incumbent Rep. Susan Hatch Davis, P-Washington, for a rare recount by the House, when she … more
On Friday morning, before the start of classes, about 100 students and a handful of their teachers at Brattleboro Union High School held a protest against he appointment of Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of the Department of Education."Betsy DeVos is … more
It's been four long years, but at last we can finally see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel — or in this case, the bridge. We're referring, of course, to the new I-91 bridge in Brattleboro. According to a schedule submitted to … more
It's that time of the year again when cow bells ring out on Cedar Street, competitors from around the world hurtle down the Harris Hill Ski Jump and people "ooh" and "ah" in delight as the jumpers soar through the air.For nearly 100 years, people … more
Over the weekend, Stephen Miller, White House senior policy adviser, appeared on ABC's "The Week," claiming "busing voters into New Hampshire is widely known by anyone who's worked in New Hampshire politics. It's very real. It's very serious."Sen. … more
Emergency rooms make for poor psychiatric wards, but the state of Vermont continues to use them to house patients suffering a mental health crisis, a situation that isn't new and will likely persist.Lawmakers got an earful last week - from mental … more
Gov. Phil Scott's proposal to push back annual school district meeting dates from March to May might be an ill-conceived plan for this year, but that doesn't mean the idea is a bad one.The governor asked the Legislature to move designated school … more
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