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Vermont's independent senator Bernie Sanders minced no words when describing the American Health Care Act being proposed by Republicans in Congress and strongly supported by the president."The reality is that Donald Trump and Paul Ryan's bill is not … more
We are just not going to do it, refer to this winter storm by the name the weather experts are calling it.Names are for hurricanes, not for snow storms and blizzards, which most of us have endured year in and year out. And we are even going to … more
It's Sunshine Week, but that has nothing to do with the weather. This is the week when newspapers and secretaries of state across the country remind anyone still listening that the public has a right to access government records. The government … more
The residents of Whitingham and Wilmington have a great deal of pride in their local schools, as much for the community asset as for the educational value. So why, then, would the majority of voters in both towns reject the Twin Valley school budget … more
There has been a great deal of angst going into this year's legislative session and upcoming Town Meetings over Act 46, the education law that pressures school districts across the state to consolidate. The law was enacted to address ever-rising … more
Last week, three Windham County residents were arrested during a protest at the TD Bank on Main Street in Brattleboro.Since November 2014, a group has been gathering in front of the bank every Wednesday to protest $360 million in loans made by TD … more
When the Supreme Court declared in 2008 that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to own guns, the justices were careful to assure that various gun control measures could still pass constitutional muster.For example, the court wrote … more
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
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