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    In Search of Balance

    01/08/2015 03:47 PM EST
    New year, same problem; that's an over-simplification of what faces Vermont's legislature when it convenes starting this week, but not by much. The problem, of course, is money, or rather the lack of it. 
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    Ability to Pay
    01/21/2015 02:05 PM EST - Last week Gov. Peter Shumlin outlined in his annual budget address to the state legislature a plan to balance state spending by cutting back in some places, and reeling in about $15.5 million in new anticipated revenues by closing a loophole in the Full Story

    A Fine Line
    01/14/2015 04:51 PM EST - In the days since the assault on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo by a group of deranged Islamic extremists last week, there's been no shortage of commentary on its meaning and implications. Full Story

    Progress on Two Fronts
    12/22/2014 10:38 AM EST - Last week, Gov. Shumlin bowed to financial realities and pulled the plug on his hope for ushering into being a single-payer health care system for Vermonters. We want to give him credit for having the courage to let go of an initiative that clearly Full Story

    Profile in Courage
    12/16/2014 12:31 PM EST - John McCain's finest moment in public service as a U.S. Senator came last week when he spoke to his senate colleagues about the now well-known report which detailed interrogation practices conducted under the auspices of the C. Full Story

    The Dismal Science
    12/09/2014 10:26 AM EST - "Cutting $100 million is not an easy thing to do." Steve Klein, the executive director of the state's Joint Fiscal Office, wasn't kidding. Especially when you have to find $100 million to cut from a total spending package of only about $432 million. Full Story

    Hopeful Signs
    12/03/2014 07:45 PM EST - Evidence to the contrary notwithstanding – as in, last week's pre-Thanksgiving snowstorm that presumably had skiers and snowboarders giddy with excitement – climate change and global warming haven't miraculously ceased to be problems and Full Story

    Ann Ingerson: Your Watershed Group to the Rescue
    11/28/2014 12:28 PM EST - Vermont's community-based watershed groups have worked hard to improve watershed health over several decades. Now they need your help to face two pressing water issues that demand sweeping action. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Nonprofit Boards Can Be Toxic
    11/20/2014 03:37 PM EST - Boards of trustees of Vermont nonprofit institutions are in the headlines of the Burlington Free Press, Rutland Herald and VTDigger — and for the wrong reasons — such as — "Burlington College Falters, Vermont AG Sorrell Sues Emerge Full Story

    Meet You at the Library
    11/17/2014 12:57 PM EST - The opening of the Manchester Community Library last Saturday had the feeling of both a street fair and a historical moment. The large turnout of residents and visitors testified to the interest in the facility, what potential it contains, and marks Full Story

    Zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day. Full Story
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    Seth Rogen sorry for 'American Sniper' comments

    “The Interview” actor compared Clint Eastwood’s movie to a Nazi propaganda film depicted in “Inglourious Basterds” because both dealt with snipers, he says; but his comments were taken by many to suggest he was dismissing “American Sniper” as pro-war propaganda.