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State News
August 1, 2018

Businesses brace for tariff crunch

By Elizabeth Hewitt/ VTDigger

From dairy farms to newsrooms, Vermont businesses are bracing for a crunch from trade tensions between the United States and other countries caught up in a tariff tit-for-tat.

State officials say they do not yet have clear measures of how the…

State News
July 25, 2018

Marijuana gifting businesses illegal, AG advises

By Elizabeth Hewitt/VTDigger

Gifting marijuana in exchange for another purchase is illegal under Vermont’s new legalization law, according to a guidance issued by the state’s top prosecutor Monday.

Attorney General TJ Donovan’s office advised that sales of any kind are illegal under…

Local News
June 6, 2018

Vail to buy Okemo, Sunapee, Crested Butte

Mueller family will enter purchase agreement after 36 years at the helm

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

LUDLOW — Triple Peaks, LLC, owned by Tim and Diane Mueller and their children Ethan and Erica Mueller, announced Monday, June 4, they have entered into a purchase agreement…

State News
January 4, 2018

Gov. Scott calls for anti-harassment training

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

The state has investigated 52 claims of sexual harassment reported by state employees since 2014, according to the Vermont Department of Human Resources.

Disciplinary action was taken in two cases in 2016 and two cases in 2017. (Penalties can range from…

State News
October 25, 2017

Sanders to stay an independent if he makes 2018 run

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday he would run for the U.S Senate next year as an independent, not as a Democrat. On Monday, the senator sought to downplay his weekend remarks and claimed he had not decided yet whether to run.

State News
October 4, 2017

Republican tax plan could cost Vermont $80 million

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

After weeks of closed-door wrangling, the White House and Republican congressional leaders unveiled a framework for reforming the federal tax code Wednesday. The proposal, they say, will simplify the federal tax system and stimulate the economy. However, the changes at the…

Local News
September 27, 2017

Former Norwich student sues university over sexual assault

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

A former student is suing Norwich University, claiming the institution did not take sufficient steps to protect her and others from sexual assault. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Vermont this week, Lauren Morrissey claims that Norwich University was…

Women’s March overwhelms Montpelier
Featured
January 25, 2017

Women’s March overwhelms Montpelier

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

A sea of homemade political placards and pink knitted hats flooded Montpelier Saturday, Jan. 21, as demonstrators overwhelmed the capital to protest the policies of President Donald Trump. The local Women’s March drew an estimated crowd of between 15,000 and 20,000…

Local News
September 7, 2016

GOP group spends $267,000 in two weeks to boost Scott

By Morgan True and Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger.org The Republican Governors Association continues to spend heavily on its efforts to elect Lt. Gov. Phil Scott to Vermont’s top office, campaign finance reports filed Thursday, Sept. 1, show. The RGA super PAC, A Stronger Vermont, reported spending $267,000…