Five-year-old beats two-year battle with leukemia - St. Albans Messenger

Not every story of childhood leukemia has a happy ending - or at the very least a happy interlude. But Jayden Quesnel has beaten leukemia after a two year struggle.

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Opinion: Defund our systematically racist school system - True North Reports

Vermont’s school districts are enabling systemic racism and need to be defunded - or at least rethought.

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Newspaper publishers shake down Rep. Welch - Seven Days

At a recent meeting, Vermont’s newspaper publishers told Congressman Peter Welch they are oh-so-grateful for the federal paycheck protection money. But they also want Congressman Peter Welch to allow a tax deduction for donations to for-profit newspapers. And - they want him personally to buy campaign advertising.

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Okay to visit grandma at nursing home - outside - WCAX

Gov. Phil Scott outlined latest “opening of the spigot” yesterday: conditions for visiting people in longterm care homes.

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Burlington police defunders occupy mayor’s front lawn - Seven Days

“Hey, hey, ho, ho, Mayor Weinberger’s got to go,” police defunders chanted outside the Burlington mayor’s home. No doubt he was thinking the same thing about them.

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Controversy over principal’s Black Lives Matter comments goes national - Vermont Daily

National legal media pundit Jonathan Turley has joined local and state voices weighing in on the Mt. Ascutney School Board’s disciplining of school principal Tiffany Riley for her comments about Black Lives Matter. And a Democrat running for Vermont House defended the principal.

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Vermont most European state in the union- Washington Post

Vermont is the most European state in the union - in the sense of declining, aging population.

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Vermont men target seniors in phone scam - WCAX

Two Vermont men were scamming elderly people over the phone, police say.

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New guidance released for opening schools in fall - WCAX

Bus drivers will be wearing masks, and all students and staff will get checked daily for symptoms.

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Moose causes accident, roll-over - Newport Dispatch

A moose crossing the road led to an accident with injuries in the Northeast Kingdom.

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Rutland joins battle to help homeless veterans - Rutland Herald

Helping the homeless is easier said than done. But Rutland city and non-profits have taken up the challenge.

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Brattleboro adopts budget without defunding police - Reformer

The Town of Brattleboro approved a budget without defunding police.

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Windsor resident defends principal over “Orwellian” action by school board - YouTube

Last week, the Ascutney School Board placed Windsor School Principal Tiffany Riley on paid leave due a Facebook post in which she questioned some of the methods of Black Lives Matters. At a board meeting Monday, Daniel Worts of Windsor defended Riley and said the district should embrace good faith discourse. Another meeting is scheduled for today.

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Big Brother State of Vermont has app to ‘monitor” tourists- VPR

Vermont, the Beckoning Country, may soon need a new tourism slogan: “Vermont: We’re Watching You.”

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No positive Covid tests from protesters, Health Dept. says - WCAX

The Vermont Health Department - criticized for not attempting to shut down or even test large gatherings of protesters - reports no cases of Covid-19 resulting from the many large, outdoor gatherings. But is it looking? And why not at least require organizers to take the temps and the names of people attending?

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State’s top cops want to release records about police discipline - Manchester Journal

Vermont’s famously hard-to-access public records might become a little more transparent soon - at least those having to do with police discipline. But oh, those pesky unions!

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Black inmates twice as likely to have Covid-19 - VT Digger

Black inmates in Vermont prisons are twice as likely to test positive for Covid-19. The sample size is small but the numbers are concerning.

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Vermont campgrounds allowed 100% occupancy - WPTZ

The closed border is preventing Canadians from traveling south, but at least the State of Vermont is allowing 100% occupancy of campgrounds.

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Senator: racism is in our attitudes AND the System - Mountain Times

If you live in a system that perpetuates racism and you call yourself color-blind, you’re part of the problem, Sen. Dick McCormack (D-Windsor) says.

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14 murder victims, 4 people killed by cops in Vermont since spring 2019 - Vermont Daily

Of the four people who have died at the hands of Vermont police since spring 2019, all are white.

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