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November 8, 2018

Hunters asked to help collect deer data

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking hunters for help in a statewide initiative to gather more biological data on the state’s deer population.  Hunters who get a deer during the Nov. 10-25 rifle season are asked to provide an incisor tooth from their…

Local News
November 8, 2018

Lawsuit alleging police brutality in Rutland suffers setback

By Alan J. Keays/VTDigger

A federal judge has thrown out claims in a police brutality lawsuit against Rutland City and its police department, but Matthew Hart, a Rutland attorney representing Smith-Wallett, said he’s pressing forward against officer Ryan Ashe, who he alleges used excessive force…

State News
November 8, 2018

Vermont physicians’ group comes out against legal marijuana market

By Anne Wallace Allen/ VTDigger

The Vermont Medical Society has come out strongly against proposals to commercialize marijuana, saying that expanding use in Vermont would harm infants and youth, increase traffic fatalities, and hinder workplace productivity.

The society, which represents about 2,000 of the state’s…

Local News
October 31, 2018

Polls show incumbents likely to win

Incumbent governor Phil Scott

Dem. challenger Christine Hallquist

Results from the October Vermont Public Radio/Vermont PBS poll were recently released. It showed 45 percent of the respondents approved of the way Gov. Phil Scott was handling his job. About 26 percent disapproved and…

State News
October 25, 2018

Parkland students urge Vermont youth to vote

By Aidan Quigley

BURLINGTON — Three survivors of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting brought their message of activism and optimism to Vermont Friday, Oct. 19.

David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez and Alex Wind, the co-founders of the March for Our Lives movement…

State News
October 17, 2018

Scott hits back on ethics finding

By Xander Landen/VTDIgger

Gov. Phil Scott on Friday hit back at the state Ethics Commission’s finding this week that he had a conflict of interest, calling it an “October surprise in an election year.”

Scott suggested the complaint filed against him regarding…

State News
October 11, 2018

A sneak preview of the 2019 Session

By Rep. Jim Harrison

With the Nov. 6. Election Day coming fast, it may be time to take a look at potential issues that may be before the Legislature next January.  No doubt, the ones listed are just a sampling of topics. There…