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MONTPELIER | Earlier this summer, Gov. Phil Scott announced plans for a marijuana legalization study commission. more

Sep 6, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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Vermont State Attorney General TJ Donovan says biometric photo reading software used by the Department of Motor Vehicles should remain suspended because it violates state law. more

Jul 25, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has given Vermont a near failing grade when it comes to enforcing humane treatment of animals at slaughterhouse facilities, but the state’s agriculture agency disagrees with the rating. more

May 10, 2017 3:00 PM The Vermont Eagle 1 Comments

BURLINGTON — Amid a festive atmosphere on election night, Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Scott won a convincing victory over Democrat rival Sue Minter. more

Nov 9, 2016 10:02 AM The Vermont Eagle

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Vermont Watchdog

RUTLAND, Vt. — Neighbors in Rutland have asked the Vermont Public Service Board to cancel the Cold River solar project. more

Oct 11, 2016 6:00 AM , The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER — The Republican former gubernatorial candidate who nearly defeated Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) in 2014 kicked off a campaign to challenge Democrat U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy in the November election. more

Oct 4, 2016 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER — All six Democrat gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial candidates went out on a limb last week and called for universal background checks on gun sales of any kind in Vermont, a move unprecedented in previous election years. more

Sep 20, 2016 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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RUTLAND — Rutland First members expressed deep concerns over the potential economic impact and secrecy of a proposal to bring 100 Syrian refugees a year to the city. more

Aug 31, 2016 1:24 PM The Vermont Eagle

MONTPELIER — Republican Phil Scott and Democrat Sue Minter are set for a November showdown following the Aug. 9 primary election, and the candidates for governor see two very different futures for Vermont. more

Aug 10, 2016 1:00 PM , The Vermont Eagle

MONTPELIER — An ad released last week by Democrat gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter makes some bold charges about gun violence, particularly regarding domestic violence. more

Aug 8, 2016 3:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

MONTPELIER — Vermont gubernatorial candidate Peter Galbraith (D) is making a $15 minimum wage a centerpiece of his campaign, but Republican opponents and one local economics professor say the wage could hurt Vermont’s economy. more

Jul 19, 2016 6:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

ORWELL — Voters in Orwell again rejected a plan to merge school districts under Act 46, Vermont’s district consolidation law. more

Jun 28, 2016 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont’s Attorney General is being sued for withholding public records related to a multi-state investigation of groups opposed to climate change policies. more

Jun 21, 2016 6:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER — What was originally expected to be a routine veto session last week turned into a political standoff at the Statehouse and the outcome could have consequences for the upcoming election. more

Jun 13, 2016 3:30 PM The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER — With opioid addiction increasing at alarming rates, Vermont leaders are open to new ideas, including the use of medical marijuana to help mitigate the crisis. more

Jun 1, 2016 3:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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Vermont’s Republican leaders appeared to be warming to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump as they voted Saturday to send 13 delegates to the Republican National Convention. more

May 25, 2016 8:50 AM The Vermont Eagle

With dental care costs on the rise and Medicaid payments unable to keep up, one bill awaiting the governor’s signature would create a mid-level “dental therapist” who can do basic dental work for less money. more

May 17, 2016 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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RUTLAND — With national student loan debt tripling to more than $1 trillion over the past decade and Vermont’s graduates stuck with the highest debt-to-earnings ratio, state lawmakers are urging Congress to let students file for bankruptcy. more

May 3, 2016 10:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

Energy Independent Vermont claims businesses are joining the call for a carbon tax, but some business owners say they are being misrepresented by the environmentalist coalition. more

Apr 29, 2016 6:08 PM , The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER — Priority legislation passed by the Vermont Senate to address the state’s renewable siting problems is facing serious headwinds in the House. more

Apr 15, 2016 10:45 AM The Vermont Eagle

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Renee Greenlee

Vermont State Attorney General TJ Donovan says biometric photo reading software used by the Department of Motor Vehicles should remain suspended because it violates state law. more

Jul 25, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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Photo courtesy of Myers Farms

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has given Vermont a near failing grade when it comes to enforcing humane treatment of animals at slaughterhouse facilities, but the state’s agriculture agency disagrees with the rating. more

May 10, 2017 3:00 PM The Vermont Eagle 1 Comments

BURLINGTON — Amid a festive atmosphere on election night, Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Scott won a convincing victory over Democrat rival Sue Minter. more

Nov 9, 2016 10:02 AM The Vermont Eagle

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Vermont Watchdog

RUTLAND, Vt. — Neighbors in Rutland have asked the Vermont Public Service Board to cancel the Cold River solar project. more

Oct 11, 2016 6:00 AM , The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER — The Republican former gubernatorial candidate who nearly defeated Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) in 2014 kicked off a campaign to challenge Democrat U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy in the November election. more

Oct 4, 2016 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER — All six Democrat gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial candidates went out on a limb last week and called for universal background checks on gun sales of any kind in Vermont, a move unprecedented in previous election years. more

Sep 20, 2016 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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RUTLAND — Rutland First members expressed deep concerns over the potential economic impact and secrecy of a proposal to bring 100 Syrian refugees a year to the city. more

Aug 31, 2016 1:24 PM The Vermont Eagle

MONTPELIER — Republican Phil Scott and Democrat Sue Minter are set for a November showdown following the Aug. 9 primary election, and the candidates for governor see two very different futures for Vermont. more

Aug 10, 2016 1:00 PM , The Vermont Eagle

MONTPELIER — An ad released last week by Democrat gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter makes some bold charges about gun violence, particularly regarding domestic violence. more

Aug 8, 2016 3:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

MONTPELIER — Vermont gubernatorial candidate Peter Galbraith (D) is making a $15 minimum wage a centerpiece of his campaign, but Republican opponents and one local economics professor say the wage could hurt Vermont’s economy. more

Jul 19, 2016 6:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

ORWELL — Voters in Orwell again rejected a plan to merge school districts under Act 46, Vermont’s district consolidation law. more

Jun 28, 2016 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont’s Attorney General is being sued for withholding public records related to a multi-state investigation of groups opposed to climate change policies. more

Jun 21, 2016 6:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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Photo courtesy of Bruce Parker

MONTPELIER — What was originally expected to be a routine veto session last week turned into a political standoff at the Statehouse and the outcome could have consequences for the upcoming election. more

Jun 13, 2016 3:30 PM The Vermont Eagle

Blausen_0158_Cannabis.jpg

Public domain image credit: Blausen Gallery Wikiversity Journal of Medicine.

MONTPELIER — With opioid addiction increasing at alarming rates, Vermont leaders are open to new ideas, including the use of medical marijuana to help mitigate the crisis. more

Jun 1, 2016 3:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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Photo by Michael Bielawski

Vermont’s Republican leaders appeared to be warming to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump as they voted Saturday to send 13 delegates to the Republican National Convention. more

May 25, 2016 8:50 AM The Vermont Eagle

With dental care costs on the rise and Medicaid payments unable to keep up, one bill awaiting the governor’s signature would create a mid-level “dental therapist” who can do basic dental work for less money. more

May 17, 2016 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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Photo courtesy of CCV

RUTLAND — With national student loan debt tripling to more than $1 trillion over the past decade and Vermont’s graduates stuck with the highest debt-to-earnings ratio, state lawmakers are urging Congress to let students file for bankruptcy. more

May 3, 2016 10:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

Energy Independent Vermont claims businesses are joining the call for a carbon tax, but some business owners say they are being misrepresented by the environmentalist coalition. more

Apr 29, 2016 6:08 PM , The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER — Priority legislation passed by the Vermont Senate to address the state’s renewable siting problems is facing serious headwinds in the House. more

Apr 15, 2016 10:45 AM The Vermont Eagle

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PITTSFORD — As more than a dozen states investigate energy companies over an alleged global warming coverup, Vermont RICO 20 professor Alan Betts says backers aren’t engaged in an anti-free-speech witch hunt. more

Apr 7, 2016 9:39 AM , The Vermont Eagle

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