At the Oct. 19 meeting of the Vermont Climate Council, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Service and council member June Tierney made a frightening, honest assessment of the proposals the council is preparing to unleash in December.
A Morning Consult/POLITICO poll released Wednesday found that 62% of Americans blame Democratic policies, putting even more pressure on President Joe Biden to address the issue heading into the 2022 midterm election cycle.
Acting Burlington Police Chief Jon Murad went on the radio last week to give an assessment of his department’s operations, and to talk about the continued challenges in running an understaffed department.
Using artificial intelligence and an array of modern technological advances, entire industries are evolving a generation of algorithms that will create feeling, responsive, behavior-shaping, individually-focused “teachers.” Will human instruction diminish in prominence?
Vermont had the highest percent increase of drug overdose deaths from March 2021 to March 2021, 85.1%, according the most recent Center for Disease Control data available. Overdose deaths increased from 114 to 211.
Last week, Covid-19 hospitalizations decreased 2 percent among less or non-vaccinated Vermonters, while rising 9 percent among the fully vaccinated, Vermont Department of Health statistics say.
Kirk said he always gets a chuckle when Bernie Sanders talks about white privilege: “Which of your three homes are you going to donate to the disadvantaged population of the state?”
Instead of lowering expectations for students through measures like eliminating “F” grades, states and local school districts should pursue policies that enable students to select into learning environments that meet their unique needs.
About 100 attendees of a freedom rally on Saturday marched along Williston Road in South Burlington, holding signs that spoke for the rights of individuals to choose whether or not to get vaccinated.
No child of any age should be forced by law to enter an environment where they do not feel safe — and apparently are not safe — on a daily basis, with no alternative unless their parents are wealthy enough to buy their way out of the system.
The question going forward for urban blacks, Vermont welfare recipients and COVID fund recipients alike is, how may government benefit those in need without hurting them and those around them.
Administration officials announced an extension to the current General Assistance (GA) Emergency Housing Program until December 31, and other meaningful actions to support Vermonters experiencing homelessness and permanent housing development.
Vermont’s vibrant forest economy directly employs over 9,100 people and has $1.4 billion in sales. Total contributions from the sector support nearly 14,000 jobs, with labor income over $500 million, and $2.1 billion in sales.