The state of Vermont’s policy of partial non-cooperation with federal immigration police has already cost Vermont police the use of about $2.3 million in federal heroin-trafficking money. And that figure may climb to almost $2.8 million.
With affordable housing properties in Vermont being developed for around $500 per square foot at taxpayer expense, the word “affordable” seems to have lost all meaning.
A group of fifth-grade students attended the meeting and presented letters to the Select Board outlining the environmental hazards posed by single-use bags. They said bags leach chemicals into the environment and pose hazards to fish and wildlife.
In a wild week dominated by such Twitter-rant hashtags as #KavanaughHearings and #MeToo, social media junkies in Vermont were able to follow other important happenings closer to home.
The Turners haven’t always agreed on political matters, but as House Minority Leader Don Turner stumps across the state with his wife by his side, the couple say they are about doing what’s best for Vermonters, not any particular party.
Incumbent state Reps. Brian Keefe and Cynthia Browning and challenger Kathleen James worked to underscore what sets them apart from each other in a forum held Monday night at Burr and Burton Academy’s Riley Center for the Arts.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has made a name for himself by insisting on public debates with opponents, but challengers for his seat in the upcoming election have been calling for the same opportunities of political discourse, and so far Sanders has not responded.
Recent events that may have involved racial slurs and threats have again sparked discussion and reflection about renewed accusations of widespread racism in Vermont.
Four Guatemalan nationals were recently apprehended and charged with illegal alien smuggling near the Newport area, according to the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont.
Jane Mayer, co-author with Ronan Farrow of the article about the “second accuser” of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, has strong personal and professional ties to Vermont. She also has a journalistic history of combining research with “informed speculation” to reach unproven conclusions.
The champion of Vermont’s LGBT movement for her status as the first major party transgender gubernatorial candidate in the nation is now throwing her hat into the systemic racism debate.