Judge tosses out gun magazine challenge brought by Kiah Morris cyber-stalker

Max Misch is the white nationalist cyber troll who harrassed former Bennington Rep. Kiah Morris and her family. Last week, a Vermont Superior Court judge dismissed his request to dismiss charges against him of violating Vermont's gun magazine laws. 

 

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Gear from banned Chinese spy company Huawei part of Vermont e911

The Scott administration banned use of equipment from the Chinese telecom giant Huawei, citing security concerns. Nevertheless Huawei gear soon will be part of the equipment carrying Vermonters' 9-1-1 calls. 

 

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Supreme Court denies delay for school mergers

The Vermont Supreme Court Monday told 33 school districts it would permit no delay in forced mergers into about a dozen new school districts

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Dumping 33 gallon trash bag now costs over $5

The cost of dumping a 33 gallon bag of trash at a Chittenden Solid Waste District transfer station on July 1 went from $4.75 to $5.25. 

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Trump: what's he done?

Analysis: In his first two and a half years, Trump presidency has added 1.2 million African-American jobs, kept us out of new wars, reduced dependency on foreign oil, and reinvigorated an independent, Constitution-based judiciary. 

 

 

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Border Patrol arrest immigrant workers

Three Mexican men were arrested after leaving the Newport Walmart, where they had wired money home to their families. Migrant Justice, a pro-illegal immigrant activist group, has pledged to protest. At least one of the men has been involved in Migrant Justice demonstrations at the Vermont State House. 

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Man fleeing sex crime arrest injures five cops

A Burlington man who allegedly committed a sex crime injured five police officers while fleeing arrest

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# of electric cars must grow 54% per year to meet 2025 VT goal

To meet the goal of 60,000 electric cars on the road by 2025, purchases must rise  by 54% every year. The Vermont Public Utilities Commission announced incentives to encourage Vermonter car owners to reach those goals. 

 

 

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One in five 2018 VT opioid victims died in Windham County

Brattleboro, surrounding towns grapple with causes, solutions to high rate of opioid deaths

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Montpelier city councilor explains support for 'sanctuary city'

Anti-immigration movement is all about fear, former "immigrant" to Italy writes in Montpelier community newspaper, The Bridge

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State offers towns, cities zoning 'help' to reduce parking, create multi-family housing

State of Vermont offers local zoning templates to make housing more dense and cities/towns more walkable. It's meant to encourage new home construction and discourage cars. The program is voluntary - at least for now. 

 

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Lyndonville nursing home makes national 'poor performer' list


Pines Rehab on national list for nursing homes with "pattern of health and safety violations" - and five other VT nursing homes in Colchester, St. Johnsbury, Ludlow, Newport and Burlington were candidates for the list

 

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New pregnancy clinic opens in Rutland

The First Step Pregnancy Clinic, which offers pregnant women immediate help and choices for their babies other than abortion, will have its grand opening and open house tonight.

 

 

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Diocese wants $8.5 mil for downtown Burlington cathedral

2.2 acre site of Burlington's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception called "an oasis in an urban landscape"

 

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Mountain bike trail dumped by Act 250

Mountain bike trail network in Northeast Kingdom to shut down after "weaponized" Act 250 ruling

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Hiring unimpaired drivers harder with "expungement" law in place

Vermont's new expungement law allows people convicted of most drug possession and some DUI crimes to have them "expunged" from court records, making it harder for employers to know if they have a drug/alcohol abuse background. 

 

 

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"Hail Satan?" movie comes to Burlington tomorrow

Documentary about Satanists to be aired at Burlington waterfront venue

 

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Remember when Bernie backed the NRA agenda?

You wouldn't know it now, but Bernie won his first federal election by backing the NRA agenda

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Burlington converts parking spaces to al fresco dining

The City of Burlington and restaurant owners are making it harder to park your car but easier to eat outside

 

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Police informant busted for coke in buttocks

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Kinda gives new meaning to "crack cocaine" -

Police informant busted for butt crack possession

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