Vermont artist Bob Mullen has explored and painted remote regions of Alaska and northern Canada. But he is perhaps best known for a painting of a Kodiak bear charging at him on a wild river in Alaska.
Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., has joined a group of lawmakers from both parties in calling on the Biden administration to rescue thousands of Afghans who helped the U.S. military and may be left in danger if American soldiers leave too abruptly.
In his ongoing lawsuit against former Newport UPS franchisee Andre “Mike” Desautels, Attorney General TJ Donovan has argued that Gov. Phil Scott’s orders used to justify his mask mandate during the state of emergency were constitutional, despite counter arguments from defense attorney Robert Kaplan.
The Burlington GOP will hold a special meeting Friday evening to choose a candidate to run for the city’s Ward 3 seat, which was left open after former councilor Brian Pine resigned.
At a Tuesday press conference Gov. Phil Scott announced his decision to sign a new executive order to keep federal funds flowing that were tied to his 15-month state of emergency.
On Monday morning Republican Gov. Phil Scott announced he is lifting all state-issued lockdown policies regarding masks, social distancing, travel requirements and other restrictions, and many observers on YouTube blasted him for exercising dictatorial power over their lives for 15 months.
Some Vermont counties are set to get more money from the federal government in one year than they have gotten from Vermont taxpayers in the 21st century. Vermont’s counties are set to get $121 million directly funded to them.
Four social justice leaders on Monday joined a meeting organized by Alliance for a Better Vermont to advance social justice causes, and the discussions included how to respond to the increasing pushback from Vermonters who don’t share their views on racism.
Lawmakers who pushed for a tax-and-regulate marijuana market in Vermont met last week with the state’s Cannabis Control Board to hear about next steps and reiterate their intent to show favoritism to minorities.
Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed S.15 making universal vote-by-mail permanent for Vermont’s elections going forward, and the reaction on social media has been swift and largely supportive, despite the bill’s lack of security safeguards.
“I believe making sure voting is easy and accessible, and increasing voter participation is important,” Scott said in a statement Monday. He also asked the legislature to expand the bill’s provisions to primary and local elections and school budget votes in order to facilitate higher voter turnout.
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets officials are looking for Addison County farms, food businesses, sugarmakers, restaurants, breweries, lodging partners, producer associations, food system organizations, recreation, tourism partners, and more to participate in the Vermont Maple 100 celebration of all things maple.