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Leahy Leads Effort To Limit Government Surveillance Under The Patriot Act

Leahy Leads Effort To Limit Government Surveillance Under The Patriot Act

By Bob Kinzel

Sen. Patrick Leahy says Republican Senate leaders are using pressure tactics to try to win approval for the reauthorization of the Patriot Act. Leahy's proposal to rein in the government's

With Painted Snowboards, Organization Fuses Action Sports And Art

With Painted Snowboards, Organization Fuses Action Sports And Art

By Mary Williams

What happens when action sports meet art? If you're Ben Weigher, it has something to do with painted snowboards. Weigher is the co-creator, with Tim Andreasen, of Art on Board,

Regional Report: Planning Underway For Burlington Lakefront Development

By Mitch Wertlieb and Melody Bodette

Planning is underway for a controversial land deal that will develop a parcel of open space in Burlington that used to be owned by Burlington College.

School Spending 'Adequacy' Study Could Backfire

By Josh O'Gorman, Vermont Press Bureau

A provision of the school district merger bill that seeks to lower education spending could end up having the opposite effect.Among the many parts of the merger bill — incentive grants

Shumlin: Timing Of Clinton Endorsement Was Coincidental

By Ric Cengeri

Just hours after the staff of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign announced plans for his kickoff event, Gov. Peter Shumlin tweeted his intention to support Hillary Clinton for president.

At Emotional Ceremony, Shumlin Signs End-Of-Life Bill

At Emotional Ceremony, Shumlin Signs End-Of-Life Bill

By Taylor Dobbs

Two years to the day after Vermont made it legal for terminally ill patients to get a prescription from a doctor to end their own lives, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a bill to extend the

Issue By Issue: A 2015 Legislative Wrap-Up

Issue By Issue: A 2015 Legislative Wrap-Up

By Peter Hirschfeld , Neal Goswami and Josh O'Gorman, Vermont Press Bureau

Strange. Weird. Bizarre. Lawmakers, pundits and lobbyists have used all these words, and more, to describe the past 18 weeks in Montpelier. Amid all the drama, however, the Legislature

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The State Of The State's Cities And Towns

The State Of The State's Cities And Towns

By Bob Kinzel and Sam Gale Rosen

Steven Jeffrey is outgoing executive director of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns. He's held that position for over thirty years. On his way out, we're talking to him about Vermont's local governments and the issues

Governor Shumlin Live

By Mitch Wertlieb and Ric Cengeri

In his inaugural address, Governor Peter Shumlin focused on the cleanup of Lake Champlain and a renewed focus on the expansion of renewables like small-scale solar. He promoted a .7 percent payroll tax in his budget address

Making Sense Of A Weird Legislative Session

By Bob Kinzel and Patti Daniels

"This has probably been the strangest year that I've served in the Legislature," Rep. Tony Klein told reporters as lawmakers left the Statehouse for the year on Saturday night. It began with an unresolved governor's election,

Vermont's Religious Identity: Past And Future

By Mitch Wertlieb and Sam Gale Rosen

A new study of religion in America has a few big takeaways. The number of Christians is declining, though still very much a majority. The number of those who call themselves religiously "unaffiliated" is on the rise. Vermont,

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Lange: Common Sense Speech

In the fall of 1955 I was quarrying stone in the Adirondacks, and feeling pretty tough. One evening, a buddy and I stopped at the Redfield Inn for a couple

Kittredge: Memorial Day

Until 1967 Memorial Day was called “Decoration Day.” The tradition of placing flowers on the graves of lost soldiers is an ancient one dating back

Henningsen: Opening Camp

The ice is only just out in the 30,000 islands of Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay, the world’s largest fresh-water archipelago. The channel markers aren’t

Neagley: Being Present

A kindergarten teacher told me that in her thirty-seven years of teaching she had never had an open house like the one she had last year. As the children

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