A Brandon blacksmith patented the first electric motor. Who knew?
Pension reform clears Senate
The Senate on Thursday passed a long-time-in-coming pension reform bill protecting current retirees and asking more of those still working.
Biden gave teachers’ union greenlight to shape Covid guidelines
The Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis released a report that depicts the “cozy relationship with the Biden administration’s political leadership at the CDC positioned the union to impose line-by-line edits.”
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A big building project is on hold in South Burlington. It’s just Vermont’s economic future hanging in the balance.
Data shows Vermont deaths 12% higher than expected
Why are more Vermonters dying? Some of it’s actual Covid deaths. Pandemic restrictions also have contributed, experts say.
Sexton: no fake Republicans
Fight the abortion and anti-gun culture and everyone who supports it – including the fake Republicans.
Alleged parking garage shooter gets lawyer, surrenders to cops
A 22-year-old South Burlington man has surrendered to police in connection with the weekend shooting in a Burlington parking garage. But first, he got a lawyer.
Zero hunting-related shooting injuries in Vermont last year
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department reported zero hunting related shooting injuries (HRSIs) in 2021, continuing a multi-year trend of declining HRSIs in Vermont.
Roper: Scott admin pushes Senate for follow-up Clean Heat Standard vote
Will Phil Scott drop the veto hammer on the Clean Heat Standard if it lacks a follow-up report? Time will tell.
97% of Vermonters have health insurance
Although only three % of Vermonters lack health insurance, there’s room for improvement in affordability and preventative care, state officials say.