Kavanaugh admits error about Vermont voting rules - Seven Days

It’s not every day a lowly Secretary of State can correct the ruling made by a Supreme Court Justice. But SCJ Brett Kavanaugh corrected a mistake pointed out by Vermont’s Jim Condos - who says it doesn’t go far enough.

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Shelburne leads Vermont towns with 69% ballots returned - Vermont Daily

Wealthy, more politically liberal towns seem to have the best rate of absentee ballot return, according to an interactive map created by a new UVM news service.

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Omaha Beach survivor gives $1.2 million to Morrisville Catholic school - Stowe Reporter

A WWII soldier who stormed Omaha Beach and lived to tell about it left a huge donation in his will to a Lamoille County Catholic school.

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Condos: Vermonters can’t change votes - True North Reports

Unlike voters in New York, Connecticut and three “battleground” states, Vermonters aren’t allowed by state election law to change their absentee votes on Election Day.

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“Cut us some slack,” VT lawmakers say as Covid policy separates VT, NH - Valley News

Straight-talking Rep. Jim Masland (D-Thetford) is asking public health officials for a little common sense when it comes to crossing the Connecticut River.

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Vermonters publish online “hedonometer,” measuring world happiness - Burlington Free Press

A UVM website measures world happiness by evaluating social media data. Not surprisingly it took a big, big dive after George Floyd was killed.

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ICE settles with migrants who sued- WCAX

The feds won't deport three Vermont migrants who sued for alleged retaliation for activism.

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Morrisville author loves horror- VT Digger

The Morrisville author writes horror fiction for Young Adult readers. Her first two novels feature ghosts, the Latino version of the boogeyman and protagonist who happens to be a Vermont teenager named Lupe investigating homicides in Puerto Rico.

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The Whole Story: Climate-conscious Burlington operates state’s largest CO2 ‘polluter’

Here’s an interesting news item from last Friday. The Burlington City Council has banned backyard wood burning fire pits due to concerns about air pollution.

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Track real-time absentee vote returns, town-by-town - Community News Service

Those budding young reporters from Community News Service at UVM have devised a “real time” website to allow Vermonters to track absentee ballot returns in their own towns and cities and statewide.

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Mail-in ballot mix-ups continue - True North Reports

A longtime Eden resident and voter was surprised to learn that he’s not even in the voter registration system. And he’s not alone.

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Zuckerman would raise taxes, put Vermonters to work on renewable power, weatherization - Brattleboro Reformer

New taxes play a big, upfront role in Dem. candidate for Governor David Zuckerman’s budget plan.

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US Attorney watching for election fraud, intimidation - Sun Community News

Working with state and local election and law enforcement, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Vermont will help ensure that Vermont elections are free of fraud, intimidation, and interference.

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Fairfax selectboard rejects BLM support resolution - St. Albans Messenger

With chair Steve Cormier dissenting, the Fairfax Selectboard declined by a 2-3 vote to endorse a Black Lives Matter resolution.

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Ice hockey rink outbreak breaks out into rest of Vermont - Valley News

An outbreak once limited to an ice hockey rink in Montpelier now has a life of its own.

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The Whole Story: Dystopian novel shows dangers of current short-term thinking - Fractals of Change

Pay attention to the “science” of economics, author warns

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After one guard tests positive, entire prison locked down - Newport Dispatch

Just a week ago, the Vermont Department of Corrections was celebrating a 100% virus free testing of more than 2000 inmates. Now, after one guard tested positive, the St. Johnsbury prison has been locked down and all incoming prisoners are being sent elsewhere.

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Vermont woman unites with Korean birth family 44 years after going missing - WCAX

Thanks to a DNA test, a Springfield woman was able to find her Korean birth family. See their first meeting on video.

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Emerald Ash Borer now in all but three counties - Chester Telegraph

Vermont’s biggest emerald ash borer infestation is where Washington, Orange and Caledonia counties meet. But it’s spreading. Only three counties are unaffected. What can Vermonters do?

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UVM freezes tuition, room and board - VT Digger

The first room and board freeze in 30 years will accompany another tuition freeze next year at UVM.

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