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Southern Vermont, especially the Bennington region, has paid a high price for the release of PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl substances), such as PFOA, into its environment. A bill approved by the state House … more
In the slaughterhouses where pigs are reduced to their constituent parts, the disassembly lines carry about 1,100 pigs per hour — a new carcass every three seconds. For decades, the federal … more
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal's request for President Trump's tax returns has put the White House back on its heels. The reaction — ranging from stalling to belligerence … more
President Donald Trump has offered a number of rationalizations for his antipathy toward immigrants, the latest of which is "our country is full." Tell that to Idaho or Montana. Or Detroit. Or for … more
Our nation, President Donald Trump has been saying, is "full."This is complete nonsense. It's an ahistorical, anti-American view that demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding not only of basic … more
Have you completed your tax return yet? Considering that today is the deadline to send in your return, and perhaps a check made out to the IRS, now might be a good time to start. As for the prospect … more
The past few weeks in southern Vermont have seen a sudden outbreak of drug-related law enforcement headlines. In Brattleboro, police shut down suspected "drug houses" and made multiple arrests. In … more
Fifty victims. Twenty-six days. That — along with common-sense leadership from government officials — is what it took for New Zealand to pass a law that bans most semiautomatic weapons in … more
"The Need for Leadership to Combat Climate Change and Protect National Security" was the title of Tuesday's House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing but don't expect leadership from Rep. Tom … more
The U.S. Census count is of critical importance, particularly for Vermont, given its heavily reliance upon federal funding and its declining population. The census process has become politicized, … more

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