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I’ve been on the job at the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) for just over eight weeks. CVOEO is part of a national network of community action agencies that were create…

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The League of Women Voters, committed to the right of all citizens to vote, stands in favor of mail-in balloting and supports funding levels for the United States Postal Service (USPS) in the …

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I recently learned that the word “Autumn” comes from the Latin “auctum,” for “increase,” or “exalt.”

We live in a moment of human history where we are assaulted at every turn. Just as we come to grips with one great burden, another one falls from above, seeking to crush us. We’re dealing with…

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While 2020 is a year like no other, that first evening chill and the initial hint of color in the trees signify fall is, once again, on its way.

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Here we are folks. After the summer that wasn’t, September slipped into our lives like a weekend guest who seemingly arrives early and plans to stay late. I must have missed June melding into …

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Policy decisions regarding education and child care are gendered. That is a fact that must not be ignored. As public schools in Vermont reopen using a variety of learning models, data signals …

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A few months ago, the Legislature adjourned without passing a full fiscal year’s budget. The hope by the majority party in Montpelier was Congress would come to the rescue and appropriate more…

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I’m hearing it from Vermonters every day, and with increasing urgency. From Bennington to South Newfane, and from South Burlington to Newport to West Dover: People from all walks of life are r…

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Earlier this summer, my team set a goal for our state: If our positive health trends continue, let’s return to in-person instruction for our kids in the fall.

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As a student who has an interest in environmental justice, I wanted to learn more about beaver management in Vermont, given that they are a keystone species that are crucial to the health of m…

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The 2020 general election campaigns are now under way, and it’s time for citizens to smoke out where candidates stand on issues that they will face in 2021, if not sooner.

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In 1970, when Gov. Deane Davis signed Act 250 into law, he advanced a vision shared by Vermonters who wanted to protect Vermont’s unique cultural and historic ties to the land by addressing the environmental impacts of development, while allowing for economic prosperity.

Many of us are old enough to remember the bold, if not mythical, assertion made in the 1980s that if we just cut taxes on the rich, their largesse would flow from above, bathing us in riches, …

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