The Vermont Department of Labor has announced that the state unemployment rate for August is just 3 percent, about the lowest in the past decade. However, that standard statistic leaves out a significant percentage of Vermonters who aren’t working for one reason or another.
A meeting held Monday on “creating a climate economy” revealed that Middlebury residents are concerned about climate change but differ on what to do locally in response.
Given the enormous themes of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, you would think that rabbis have a deep well from which to choose the subject of their sermons — and many do. But Jews from all over America increasingly tell me that their rabbis speak about what most of us would deem politics.
With early decommissioning, our local stores, hotels and restaurants can expect a business boom from hundreds of NorthStar workers as onsite demolition begins. Also, a new employer could be established on the Vermont Yankee site within the next ten years, bringing jobs, tax dollars and charitable giving to the region.
Angry parents expressed outrage after Janine Turner gave a “conservative” presentation on the Constitution to fifth and sixth graders. Turner, the founder of “Constituting America,” spoke about patriotism and the meaning of America’s founding document.
The president made it clear that if North Korea does not change course, the U.S. and its allies may be forced to destroy the regime.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a Washington, D.C. audience that one reason she failed to effectively communicate with voters in key states because her campaign was so focused on policy.
The education gap between wealthier students, poorer students, and those with special need is a major problem, but the public education system as it is currently structured does nothing to fix it.
In a classic case of good intentions paving the way to hell, it appears that minimum wage increases might be bad for your health.
The three Republican senators that struck down the party’s seven-month push to repeal and replace Obamacare in July are threatening to once again thwart a last-ditch effort to upend the American health care system.