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When the members of an all-girl robotics team from western Afghanistan learned that they were going to participate in the inaugural First Global Challenge — an international competition that will be held in the District of Columbia this month … more
Late last week, in response to an information request from President Trump's Election Integrity Commission, Secretary of State Jim Condos indicated he was "bound by law to provide our publicly available voter file, but will provide no more … more
The Democratic Party is a study in frustration — at Donald Trump, at the public's unwillingness to see problems they consider unmistakable, and to make matters worse, at themselves.Central to their internal angst is House Minority Leader Nancy … 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
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
Several years ago, a company based in Maine wanted to build a biomass/wood pellet manufacturing facility in Pownal at the former Green Mountain Race Track. What followed was more than a year of public hearings, permit applications, and … more
After Thursday, we'll finally get see what kind of government we're really living under here in Vermont. One that understands and values compromise, or one that emulates Washington and favors partisan brinkmanship and division. Gov. Phil Scott … more
Though the day-time temperatures have dropped considerably since Monday and Tuesday, it would behoove us, with more hot days on the way, to remember that intense heat can kill. We were reminded of this fact on Tuesday when the Brattleboro Police … more
Despite the rhetoric coming from the White House about the need to preserve the U.S. coal industry and remain tethered to fossil fuels, most people with a modicum of common sense realize that renewable energy is the better way to go. It's far … more
Whether the United States participates or not, it is clear that the Paris Climate Accord has brought the world to the doorstep of a new era of energy production and consumption. At least, we can hope that is the case.With the imperatives of climate … more
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