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Editor's Note: This column is an excerpted speech Sen. Balint gave last week at the Crossroads Conference in Burlington.By Becca BalintA year ago, I told myself: Americans won't elect an obvious … more
Years of research have demonstrated that ACEs — Adverse Childhood Experiences — have an impact on child development and ultimately adult health outcomes. Much of this information can be … more
On July 20 Gov. Phil Scott issued an executive order creating a 21-member Climate Action Commission. Scott named as co-chairs his Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources Peter Walke and Vermont Council … more
Several months ago President Trump made the ill-conceived decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. In doing so, the President argued that he was protecting the … more
The Equifax data breach is the largest data breach in our nation's history. With 143 million Americans and 240,000 Vermonters at risk, I heard from many friends, neighbors and constituents asking the … more
Editor's Note: The following is excerpted from a speech Becca Balint gave at Brattlemasters last week on the occasion of the Toastmasters Club's 10th anniversary.By Becca BalintThis year I fell deeply … more
A friend relayed a conversation she'd had with a male politician recently. He said he didn't really support the efforts of Emerge Vermont — a left-leaning political training program for women … more
On Nov. 7, the electorate of Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford and Putney will vote on the formation of a new school district: one that unifies their educational governance structures. This vote is … more
When I submitted the first draft of my history MA thesis to my advisor in graduate school, she had a simple question, "Where are the native people in this story?" I was completing my research on the … more
In order to change things, you must be the change you want to see. I know. That was a fortune-cookie opener, but bear with me for a minute.Whether we're talking about the current political climate or … more
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