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Local News
January 3, 2018

Panel creates “roadmap” to combat opioid abuse

By Alan J. Keays, VT Digger

A panel charged with coming up with ways to combat the opioid crisis in Vermont has developed recommendations it will now work with others to help turn into reality.

The Governor’s Opioid Coordination Council has compiled a draft document which…

Local News
November 19, 2014

Rutland man released after 21-day Ebola quarantine

By Laura Krantz, VTDigger.org

A Rutland man who was quarantined for the past three weeks since he returned from West Africa was released Monday, Nov. 17, the state health department said.

Peter Italia, 61, was transported Monday to an undisclosed location, he…

State News
November 12, 2014

GOP tells Shumlin to shut down Vermont Health Connect

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger.org

The Vermont GOP, newly strengthened by an unexpectedly close gubernatorial race and gains in the House and Senate, sent a message to Gov. Peter Shumlin in the aftermath of Election Day upsets: Drop Vermont Health Connect immediately and transfer…

State News
November 12, 2014

Milne declines to concede; awaits official numbers

By Laura Krantz, VTDigger.org

As Gov. Peter Shumlin scheduled a 3 p.m. news conference on his slim lead over Republican Scott Milne on Wednesday, Nov. 5, Milne left his hotel vigil without speaking to the media.

Just after 2 p.m. Wednesday, Milne’s…

State News
November 12, 2014

Shumlin ‘personally humbled’ by election results

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger.org

​The voters of Vermont sent a message to Gov. Peter Shumlin on Tuesday night, and the governor says he heard it “loud and clear.”

Shumlin called a news conference in Burlington on Wednesday afternoon, shortly after the Associated…

Local News
November 12, 2014

Chittenden East approves voluntary school merger

By Hilary Niles, VTDigger.org

Almost all school districts in the Chittenden East Supervisory Union will merge next summer, voters decided Tuesday, Nov. 4. In Bolton, Jericho, Richmond and Underhill, poll results showed overwhelming support for a voluntary unification. All schools in the district…

State News
October 22, 2014

Vermont gets low marks on gender equity in elective office

By Laura Krantz, VTDigger.org

Vermont ranks 39th in the nation for gender equality in local, state and national elected office, according to a report published last week by Representation 2020, a national group that promotes women in politics.

The state is second…

State News
October 22, 2014

GOP PAC invests $142,000 in media campaign

By Tom Brown, VTDigger.org

A national Republican political action committee launched a six-figure statewide media campaign during the first week of October in support of GOP legislative candidates in Vermont.

The Republican State Leadership Committee is airing television and radio ads, urging…

State News
October 15, 2014

Feliciano claims Shumlin wants to “take over” Medicare

By Morgan True, VTDigger.org

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Dan Feliciano says Gov. Peter Shumlin is planning to “take control” of Medicare benefits as part of a single-payer health care program. A Shumlin campaign official called the claim untrue and a “scare tactic.”

Feliciano said he is…