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    Takin' Care of Business

    08/25/2015 11:04 AM EDT
    Only four states have legalized marijuana for recreational use so far. Another 23 have given the nod for using cannabis for medical usage. Today it is a $2.7 billion industry that is set to grow substantially in the years ahead if more states jump 
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    Rob Roper: 'Right to Work' makes more sense than ever
    08/25/2015 12:07 PM EDT - Vermont is a tougher than average place to make a living. No secret there. One of the first questions you get from folks you meet is, "You live here full time? How do you make it work?" Some of the answers are necessarily creative. Full Story

    The Interaction of all things
    08/24/2015 11:27 AM EDT - People who earned advanced degrees (masters and higher) tended to leave Vermont. A higher percentage of those with lower levels of education stayed. Those who stayed tended to move to Chittenden County, and to a lesser degree, to Washington County. Full Story

    Noisy Voices
    08/19/2015 05:30 PM EDT - Whatever one may think of the current – and large – crop of aspiring occupants of the White House in 2017, and whichever side of the political divide one may favor, there is a deeper message that demands attention. Full Story

    how Dr. Melanie Canon started a war
    08/18/2015 10:59 AM EDT - The anti-democratic tendency toward hierarchical structure is a great societal impediment. In exerting its usually unchallenged authority, the hierarchy rarely, if ever, feels any obligation for transparency or reasoned explanation of its actions. Full Story

    Nonprofit Immunity — No longer
    08/11/2015 11:29 AM EDT - Not too long ago, it was a rarity for a lawsuit to be filed against a nonprofit entity. Who would ever think of bringing a nonprofit agency to court? The plaintiff would be ostracized within his or her community. Full Story

    Vermont's new climate agreements to boost battle against climate disruption
    08/06/2015 09:33 AM EDT - When Vermonters see a problem, we work to fix it. That is why earlier this year Vermont signed onto two historic climate agreements which will strengthen our state's resolve to combat carbon pollution and transition to a new clean energy economy. Full Story

    Another Wrong-Headed Energy Plan
    08/06/2015 09:26 AM EDT - The Public Service Department is hard at work updating the state's 2011 Comprehensive Energy Plan. This herculean task requires putting together the products of at least nine working groups and reports over the past five years, ever mindful of the Full Story

    Supermarkets evolve to survive
    07/31/2015 11:45 AM EDT - We take our local supermarkets for granted. Like gas stations, there seems to one on almost every corner, at least in suburbia. With competition from a variety of sources, supermarkets have been forced to reinvent themselves and are doing a good job Full Story

    Why Bernie is wrong on Citizens United
    07/31/2015 10:48 AM EDT - "A handful of billionaires own a significant part of the wealth of America and have enormous control over our economy. What the Supreme Court did in Citizens United is to say to these same billionaires: 'You own and control the economy, you own Wall Full Story

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    Chris Brown owns 14 Burger Kings

    Peyton Manning, Kanye West, Magic Johnson, Rick Ross, Jimmy Buffett, and Hank Aaron also own fast food joints.