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  • Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announces his re-election bid

    05/21/2018 9:01:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    msn.com ^ | 5/21/2018 | J. Scott Applewhite
    Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says he's running for re-election this fall. Sanders' campaign made the announcement Monday. The 76-year-old Sanders plans to launch his campaign next month with a series of rallies across Vermont. In a statement issued by his campaign, Sanders, who is among the list of possible contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, says it has been an honor to serve the people of Vermont, but more remains to be done.
  • Vermont Governor Flips, Signs Massive New Gun-Control Law

    04/18/2018 3:19:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 81 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 12, 2018 4:25 pm | Stephen Gutowski
    In a stark reversal Vermont governor Phil Scott (R) signed a sweeping new gun-control bill into law on Wednesday.To shouts of "traitor" and "BS," Scott signed S. 55, which institutes sweeping new gun-control measures. The law bans the sale of any firearms to most adults under 21, bans the sale of rifle magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds and handgun magazines capable of holding more than 15 rounds, bans private sales of used firearms unless facilitated by a federally licensed gun dealer, and bans the sale and possession of bump-fire stocks. Anyone convicted of breaking the provisions of...
  • Vermont Gov. Caves, Signs Ban on Private Gun Sales After Campaigning on No New Gun Control

    04/18/2018 3:10:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Apr 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) has caved and signed a ban on private on gun sales after running a gubernatorial campaign in which he rejected the need for more gun control. The legislation banning private gun sales also bans the sale of “high capacity” magazines and bump stocks. And it raises the age for long gun purchases to 21 throughout the state. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the “high capacity” magazine ban limits rifle magazines to 10 rounds and handgun magazines to 15 rounds.Scott pointed to a foiled attack on Vermont’s Fair Haven Union High School as justification for...
  • Black Lives Matter flag flies over Vermont school despite backlash

    02/01/2018 3:34:47 PM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/1/2017 | Samuel Chamberlain
    A high school in Vermont's capital raised a Black Lives Matter flag Thursday morning in honor of Black History Month. Students at Montpelier High School, where 18 of 350 students are black, took turns raising the flag in a ceremony attended by hundreds of students, staff and community members. The decision to fly the flag had drawn criticism from Republican state legislator Thomas Terenzini, who told WPTZ this week that the school was setting "a bad example."
  • Howard Dean says Democratic tent not big enough to include pro-lifers

    03/03/2017 3:31:03 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 28 replies
    The Extract ^ | 3.3.2017 | Editor
    In a recent MSNBC interview, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean surprised “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough with his assessment of who belongs in the modern Democratic Party. During a discussion about how the party can expand its reach into rural America, Dean, who previously served as Democratic National Committee chairman, dismissed the idea of moderation on social issues.
  • Washington Post Corrects Story of Russian Hack of Vermont Utility

    01/02/2017 2:24:09 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 January 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    Assuming that the story was true — that Russian hackers had gained access to a Vermont utility’s software — members of the mainstream media piped its echoes across the Internet:ABC News: Russian Hacking Malware Found on Vermont Utility Computer International Business Times: Vermont Electric Grid Targeted by Russian Hackers Chicago Tribune: Russian hack of Vermont utility shows risk to power grid Each of these stories is now between one and two days old, with no follow-up once the Washington Post edited its original article:An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid. Authorities...
  • Police: Feud between homeless camps triggered Burlington murder

    06/03/2016 11:14:31 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    wcax ^ | 06/02/2016
    Beede was a transgender male and police initially considered the possibility the attack was a hate crime. But they now believe it was part of an ongoing feud between two nearby homeless encampments that included Beede retaliating for the spreading of feces on a tent. "Amos Beede took bottles of urine and dumped them in Erik Averill's tent. Once Erik Averill was able to determine it was Amos Beede who retaliated by dumping bottles of urine, he committed to then assaulting Mr. Beede. He enlisted help and executed the assault," said Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo.
  • Burlington College Feels the Bern! Will Close Thanks to Crushing Debt

    05/16/2016 3:40:33 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 33 replies
    GP ^ | 5/16/2016 | J Hoft
    Burlington College Feels the Bern! Will Close Thanks to Crushing Debt Acquired by Mrs. Bernie Sanders One of the reasons Bernie Sanders is doing well with Millennials is because he’s promising free college for everyone. In an ultimate twist of irony, his wife Jane Sanders was president of Burlington College in Vermont and racked up such large debts for the small school that she led it to ruin. sanders wife Burlington College announced today it will close after it was unable to recover from the crushing debt incurred under during Jane Sanders’ tenure as president of the institution. Heat Street...
  • Vermont Gov. on Gun Control: ‘You Need a 50-State Solution... We’re Not Living(T)

    02/23/2016 7:08:33 AM PST · by rktman · 58 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 2/22/2016 | Jose R. Gonzalez
    "We're not living in the Middle Ages," Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said Friday as he called for national gun control legislation. "My view on gun legislation is this: You will not solve this problem state by state. You need a 50-state solution, and we better come up with one fast," Shumlin said last week at Politico's Sixth Annual State Solutions Conference [1] at the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center in Washington, D.C. Shumlin pushed for a "50-state solution" despite coming from a rural state where guns are commonly used for hunting.
  • The Kasich Campaign’s Next Moves

    02/21/2016 6:41:19 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | February 18, 2016 | Alexis Levinson
    The next stops for Kasich are the primaries in New England. Vermont and Massachusetts, whose media markets at points overlap with New Hampshire, where Kasich practically lived for the past several months, both hold primaries on March 1. The Maine primary follows on March 5. Those around Kasich believe he can capitalize on his investment in New Hampshire with voters in those surrounding states. Kasich is scheduled to spend the day of the South Carolina primary in Massachusetts ... Still, Kasich’s biggest target other than his native Ohio remains Michigan, which will hold its primary on March 8. Kasich’s advisers...
  • Saudi Arabia Plans 'Thatcherite Revolution'

    01/07/2016 11:35:14 AM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    Saudi Arabia is mulling the sale of shares in Aramco, believed to be the world's most valuable company, as part of plans to repair its finances and open up its economy. The announcement was made by the country's deputy crown prince as Saudi's secretive, state-owned oil firm grapples with the effects of oil prices nearing 12-year lows . Mohammed bin Salman told The Economist: "That is something that is being reviewed, and we believe a decision will be made over the next few months." The Saudi economy has taken a battering from the oil price decline and the finance ministry...
  • Woman to remove screen built to block view of neighbor

    09/30/2015 10:33:14 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 60 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | 9/30/2015 | Staff
    <p>THETFORD, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont gubernatorial candidate is taking down a 60-foot by 24-foot screen she built to block her view of her neighbor's home.</p> <p>The Valley News reports Ruth Dwyer has agreed to remove the structure by Nov. 1 as part of a settlement filed earlier this month. Dwyer will face a $200 fine for each day the screen remains up if she doesn't remove it by that date.</p>
  • Bloomberg Backed Gun Bill Dead in Vermont

    02/28/2015 11:12:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A bill  pushed by Everytown for Gun Sense, a Mike Bloomberg funded operation, has floundered against intense grassroots opposition in Vermont. Vermont has some of the least infringements on second amendment rights in the country.  Vermont always had constitutional carry, with no permit required, for its entire history.  Vermont has always had one of the lowest crime rates in the country.   From burlingtonfreepress.com, a Gannet company: Supporters of the bill faced strong headwinds, including the opposition of Gov. Peter Shumlin and pushback from Vermont's hunters and police chiefs. The most controversial provision would have required almost all private gun...
  • Gun rights activists rally against proposed bill (VT)

    01/19/2015 3:47:17 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies
    ESSEX JCT., Vt. —Gun rights activists are firing back at gun control lobbyists who are pushing for a universal background check bill. “For me, this bill attempts to stop me from doing something i would never do anyway,” said Chris Bradley, president of the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs. While no actual bill has been introduced yet, there's talk in Montpelier about legislation that would require criminal background checks for every gun sale in the state, closing a so-called gun show loop hole.
  • Bishop Coyne of Indianapolis picked to head Vermont diocese

    12/22/2014 1:10:49 PM PST · by NYer · 26 replies
    cna ^ | December 22, 2014
    Bishop Christopher J. Coyne gives a blessing March 25, 2012 during the Mass of Dedication at the new St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Church in Floyd County, Ind. (Criterion file photo) Burlington, Vt., Dec 22, 2014 / 12:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Auxiliary Bishop Christopher J. Coyne of Indianapolis has been chosen by Pope Francis to be the next bishop of Burlington, Vermont, announced the Vatican Dec. 22. In a Dec. 22 statement, Bishop Coyne voiced joy and thanked the Holy Father for his trust. He told the people of Burlington: “I come to you ready to commit myself completely to the work of...
  • Vermont man Found not guilty in Shooting; Initial Report Inaccurate

    11/07/2014 5:42:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Trader Fred's of Thetford, Vermont On the first of November, a jury in Vermont found Thomas Berecz not guilty on  all counts.  He had been charged with aggravated assault, a felony, and two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment.   The jury took about three hours to make their finding.  The trial concerned events that had happened over four years ago.   To show how initial reporting can be very wrong, consider this report from 2010:    From ourherald.com: 16 Sept, 2010 State Police investigated and said that Fred Berecz, 62, and his son Thomas, 41, fired at the Jetta and...
  • Leftovers: A roundup of uncalled races

    11/06/2014 1:09:52 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-6-2014 | Kevin Robillard
    Leftovers: A roundup of uncalled races By: Kevin Robillard November 6, 2014 02:28 PM EST More than 36 hours after the last polls closed, two statewide races in Alaska, the Virginia Senate race and a slew of West Coast House races have yet to be called.Here’s how things stand:THE HOUSEAZ-2: Highly touted Republican recruit Martha McSally leads Democratic Rep. Ron Barber by just under 1,300 votes. The Arizona Republic reports that only a few thousand votes remain uncounted in Cochise County, while 47,000 votes still need to be counted in Democrat-friendly Pima County.CA-7: Former GOP Rep. Doug Ose has...
  • Their Names Weren’t on Voter Registration Rolls. This City Let Them Cast a Ballot Anyway.

    10/09/2014 11:01:23 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 27 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 09, 2014 | Bruce Parker
    Previously unpublished data from the last big election in Burlington, Vt., reveals a significant number of votes were cast by individuals whose names were not on the statewide checklist. In the 2012 presidential election, 17,383 votes were cast in Burlington, according to city-published data. According to data not published by the city, but made available to a reporter, 639 of those votes, or 3.7 percent, came from election day walk-in voters whose names were not on the voter rolls and whose registration status was unknown. As previously reported, votes by individuals whose names don’t appear on the checklist count whether...
  • Gun lobbyists keep Vermont lawmakers in crosshairs near session’s end

    05/11/2014 8:02:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | 9 May, 2014 | Bruce Parker
    MONTPELIER, Vt. — As the legislative session races to an end, gun rights advocates say now is the time to keep a watchful eye on lawmakers in Montpelier. The closer they get to that final gavel, the faster the horses get traded over there in Montpelier,” Evan Hughes, vice president of the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, told Vermont Watchdog. Hughes is one of many Second Amendment defenders camped out at the Capitol this week to make sure anti-gun legislation doesn’t get stealthily passed in the legislative session’s final hours. The session, which began in January, could end as soon...
  • Vermont gun confiscation-bill a solution in search of a problem

    05/06/2014 1:45:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Vermont Watchdog ^ | 5 May, 2014 | Bruce Parker
    After more than 30 years in law enforcement, Mark Donka says he can’t remember a single instance in which a firearm was involved in a domestic dispute. And the statistics mirror Donka’s experience: gun crime is rare in Vermont. But that hasn’t stopped an on-going effort in Montpelier to confiscate guns from alleged domestic abusers. To hear the Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence tell it, Vermont’s domestic violence problem has become so serious the time has come for police to confiscate weapons from alleged domestic abusers. The group is the chief proponent of H.735, a “must pass” fees...