On May 27, at 1:30 p.m., Nancy Sutley, chairwoman of President Obama's Council on Environmental Quality, and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vermnt) will visit Efficiency Vermont in Burlington,the nation’s first statewide energy efficiency utility.
All-local Green Pasture Meats
Vermont consumers are becoming more concerned about the quality and location of their foods. In the past two years alone, a half dozen new, wholesome food providers have opened for business in the Addison-Rutland-Windsor region.
Sanders, anti-GMO special interests vow to keep on fighting
The U.S. Senate today rejected by a vote of 71 to 27 an amendment by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to let states require labels on food or beverages made with genetically modified ingredients.The issue is of special interest to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) of Vermont.
Legislative roll calls rarely appear in print, but thanks to the Ethan Allen Institute of Vermont, the public is becoming more aware of how their representative votes on key issues from taxes to education.
Rob Roper of Vermont's libertarian Ethan Allen Institute will recap the significant bills of the 2013 Vermont State Legislature while presenting the record of the roll call votes at the Rutland Free Library, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 28.
Caledonia County State’s Attorney Lisa A. Warren and Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell (D) announced May 29 that they have completed independent separate reviews of a police-shooting incident that occurred on Sept. 18, 2012, in Danville, Vt.
Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell (D) announced May 29 the resolution of a multistate antitrust investigation against major U.S. book publisher Penguin Group (USA) Inc. for price- fixing and collusion in the electronic book (E-book) market.
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) urges Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin to continue his opposition to the sales taxes included in the budget proposals recently approved by both the Vermont Senate and House of Representatives.
"Death with Dignity" law signed by Gov. Shumlin
There’s something unsettling to me about feeling good about living in a state where a law that legalizes assisted suicide—“death with dignity”—is being considered as a social and medical advance by some.
Tuesday, May 21
One of the safest days of the year to have a medical emergency at the State House in Montpelier is May 21, and you won’t even have to dial 9-1-1. Just yell for help out the front door.
The U.S. House Agriculture Committee approved a Farm Bill last week on a bipartisan vote of 36-10. The bill is expected to be debated by the full House of Representatives this summer.
You’re never too old to adopt a superhero as your very own. My guy has always been Zorro, the fictional character of books, movies, and television, created by Johnston McCulley back in 1919.
Employees may ask what coworkers are paid
Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) will sign into law a bill May 14 strengthening protections for Vermont workers around a number of issues, most notably equal pay.
It occurred to me recently that the only way ‘we the people’ might be able to regain a voice in the running of our republic is to move our nation's capital.
Using the same service days, 29, and the same kWh, 555, a spreadsheet calculation shows my February 2013 electric bill is 3.8 percent greater than my February 2012 bill.
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