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PLATTSBURGH | The minimum wage upstate hit $11.10 an hour last week, the latest increase in a series of gradual hikes. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Hospitality workers rang in the new year with promises of extra cash: Read more

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Many Vermonters are not benefiting from the state’s economic growth. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Rep. Harvey Smith of Addison County’s 5th district concurs with last week’s comments by Rutland County State Sen. Brian Collamore. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Last week, we asked Addison County Sen. Chris Bray (D) about the upcoming legislative session in Montpelier. This week, we talk with the first of two Rutland County and Addison County Republicans about their perspectives. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

The leader of the new, veto-proof supermajority Vermont House Democratic caucus predicts the Legislature will seek action on three bills Gov. Phil Scott has opposed: Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | With more than 274,000 votes cast, Vermonters overwhelmingly re-elected Phil Scott to serve another term as governor, choosing the governor’s message of affordability over national buzz about gender identity. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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BALLSTON SPA | Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Willsboro) has clinched a heavy-duty endorsement days before the midterm elections. Read more

The Sun

We need the press to do its job and both fact check and hold accountable those in positions of power and authority when they make misleading statements intended to confuse the public and when they lie—blatantly lie—to the people. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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RUTLAND | In a 90-minute-long forum recently at the historic Paramount Theater, Repubilcan Gov. Phil Scott and Democratic challenger Christine Hallquist debated taxes, ethics, schools, housing and more. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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PORT KENT | Julie Killian, GOP candidate for lieutenant governor, thinks Republicans can win statewide in November and deliver a “red tsunami” — but only if voters shake off their apathy and head to the polls. Read more

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The $15 minimum wage is an increasingly hot topic in the election debates. Read more

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RUTLAND | While much of Vermont is a safe haven for liberals and progressives, Rutland County continues to thrive as a regional outpost for GOP leaders, as shown by the results of the recent primary election. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

A government-mandated minimum wage sounds nice. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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Challenges are part of daily living in both one’s personal life and that of every business. Read more

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ALBANY | The Working Families Party endorsed Cynthia Nixon over Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | With the price of milk declining across the country, it’s getting difficult to make a living. Read more

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The biennial session of the Legislature that convenes this week will face more than its share of hot button issues. Here’s a quick survey of the 2018 agenda. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The Vermont State House approved a modified version of Paid Family Leave (H.196), allowing six weeks of paid leave at 80% compensation for bonding with a new child or taking care of a sick relative. Read more

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