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Senate OKs marijuana legalization amendment
Featured
April 26, 2017

Senate OKs marijuana legalization amendment

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

Following spirited debate Friday, April 21, the Senate supported a proposal that would legalize marijuana and create a system to regulate and tax marijuana sales.

The proposal, which would set up a system similar to the model currently in place in…

Rutland City denies police bias claims
Local News
April 26, 2017

Rutland City denies police bias claims

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

An attorney for Rutland City is disputing claims of bias policing and wants a federal judge to toss out a lawsuit from a former nightclub owner alleging discriminatory police tactics forced him out of business.

The city, in its recent…

State’s insect-eating birds in decline, others decreasing
News Briefs
April 19, 2017

State’s insect-eating birds in decline, others decreasing

By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger

Fewer birds appear to live in Vermont today than 25 years ago, according to recent research by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. The most dramatic declines in bird populations were seen among those that live off flying insects, scientists say. Known…

Local News
April 19, 2017

More Syrian refugee families to arrive in Rutland

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

Four more Syrian refugee families are set to come to Rutland by the end of September. They will join two other Syrian refugee families who arrived in the city at the beginning of the year, before President Donald Trump issued…

News Briefs
April 12, 2017

Plea deal may settle Castleton fatal car crash case

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

A man charged in a single-vehicle crash that killed his girlfriend has reached a plea agreement that could let him avoid serving any time behind bars.

The plea deal heads off a legal battle that had been brewing over the…

State News
April 12, 2017

New carbon tax proposals look to shift burden onto pollution

By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger

Four House members are proposing what they’re calling tax reform bills that all seek to institute carbon taxes while reducing or eliminating other taxes or returning the revenue to Vermonters through other means.

One of the bills would eliminate Vermont’s sales…

Rutland panel backs $200K to help turn alley into marketplace
Local News
April 12, 2017

Rutland panel backs $200K to help turn alley into marketplace

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

A long-delayed project aimed at bringing people, business and activities to a now-empty downtown alley got a big boost Thursday, April 6, when a city panel gave organizers more money than they were seeking.

Rutland Mayor David Allaire said the project…