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A recent report that shows a dramatic increase in Vermont traffic fatalities during the first quarter of 2017 should set off alarm bells.Between Jan. 1 and March 31, 16 people died as a result of 14 crashes, state records show. That's the highest … 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
The plight of public radio and television, as they struggle to fend off thoughtless tax-cutters in Washington, might seem trivial compared to the terror of poor and elderly Americans contemplating the gutting of the Affordable Care Act or the … more
Friday, hoping to spur the House into some sort of action, the Senate voted to pass an amendment that would legalize marijuana and create a market for its regulation, sale and taxation. The House will likely do nothing of the sort, preferring to … more
Never say "never," especially when "later" works just as well and is harder to argue against.The House was scheduled to vote Tuesday on a bill that would have decriminalized possession of up to two ounces of marijuana and would have let Vermonters … 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
A lawsuit filed recently against the Vermont civil courts highlights a problem that's been going on for years, one that's led to civil court cases going unreported in the media for long periods of time, or not reported at all.Courthouse News … more
The wrangle between supporters of private schools in Vermont and the State Board of Education, which proposes revised rules for those that accept public tuition money, continues to play out like a lingering Cold War.Another flash-point in this long, … more
Residents in the Deerfield Valley towns of Wilmington and Whitingham have an important decision to make today.The budget for the Twin Valley school system is up for reconsideration after voters in both towns rejected the proposed spending plan … 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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