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MIDDLEBURY | Border-zone legislation recently introduced by U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy, (D-Vt.), and Patty Murray, (D-Wash.), is drawing sharp criticism from illegal immigration opponents who say the bill would “hamstring” the nation’s immigration enfo more

The Vermont Eagle

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RUTLAND | Don Chioffi, a retired Vermont state legislator, educator and Vietnam veteran, has been named “Citizen Activist of the Year” by Washington, D.C.-based ACT! for America. more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Lawmakers from Vermont want to close the so-called bump stock loophole, but gun owners in the state say the effort would have little impact, other than to give government more control over guns. more

The Vermont Eagle

MIDDLEBURY — Former majority leader Vermont Sen. Philip Baruth, D-Chittendon County, will visit the Vermont Book Shop on Sunday, May 21 to sign copies of his new book “Senator Leahy: A Life in Scenes.” more

The Vermont Eagle

This is the first Sunshine Week, since it began in 2005, when the public’s right to know has been under direct assault, and on several fronts. more

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MIDDLEBURY — Last week, Vermont press outlets found themselves caught in the middle of an apparent fake news story first reported by the Washington Post. more

The Vermont Eagle

Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos (D) chaired the statewide canvassing committee for the general election in Montpelier. more

The Vermont Eagle

A the dawn of Election Day 2016, Nov. 8, many final polls indicated that races on both the national and local level would be close. more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY - Vermont U.S. Senate candidate and businessman Scott Milne, a Republican, was the only candidate in the senate race to reach out and visit the Eagle’s office this year. more

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

The Vermont Eagle

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PLATTSBURGH — Looks like the city beach won’t be given an extra life preserver, after all. more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH — After weeks of water tests, the city is still at a loss as to what is causing the high level of contaminants at the city beach. more

The Sun

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BARRE — Last week, Vermont officials and congressional staff gathered to commend the City of Barre for a comprehensive project that will limit future flood damages to its downtown businesses and residences. more

The Vermont Eagle

The “Jay Peak EB-5 scandal” is in full bloom. While it’s too early to pass judgment on all of the parties involved, there are some emerging lessons to be learned. more

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This is the first Sunshine Week, since it began in 2005, when the public’s right to know has been under direct assault, and on several fronts. more

Letters to the Editor

Two things can always be said about the public’s right to know: It is everlastingly important in an open, representative democracy, and it always faces threats from nibbling erosion. Sunshine Week each year is a time to take stock of how we are doing in defending the right to know what our government is doing. The hearing I chaired last week in the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed a mixed picture. more

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