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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Sanders, Omar would tax Wall Street to wipe out student debt

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar would eliminate $1.6 trillion of student debt with 'a small tax on Wall Street speculation'

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State of VT: health insurers can't deny sex-change surgery due to patient's age

State insurance regulators says "Vermont insurers are prohibited from making coverage determinations for medically necessary gender-affirming care based solely on age" including gender-change surgery

 

 

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Editorial: Flying the Finger of Freedom

Westford man builds six foot tall middle digit because town won't give him permission to develop his business there

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Feds bust Springfield, MA man carrying 164 bags of fentanyl-laced heroin

Federal authorities have charged a Springfield/Holyoke area man with intent to sell 164 bags of fentanyl-laced heroin to a suspected Brattleboro dealer

 

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Montpelier lobby firm sells services to Big Marijuana

Leonine Public Affairs, one of Montpelier's heavy-hitting lobbying firms, is marketing itself to Big Marijuana companies 

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