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U.S. Political News: Vermont Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Advisory Memorandum on Housing Discrimination

VERMONT – The Vermont Advisory Committee to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has issued a Memorandum examining housing discrimination in the state and whether the state is meeting its fair housing obligations.  The Committee decided to study these issues after Vermont Legal Aid released a 2014 report documenting such discrimination.  In its report, Vermont Legal Aid described a large … Continue reading U.S. Political News: Vermont Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Advisory Memorandum on Housing Discrimination

BURLINGTON, Vt | Ben & Jerry’s has new CEO focused on social impact

BURLINGTON, Vt— Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry has a new CEO who has challenged the company to “double its social impact.” Matthew McCarthy became CEO on July 1. The marketing executive is a veteran of Ben & Jerry’s parent company, Anglo-Dutch consumer goods multinational Unilever, where he has worked for 21 years. The maker … Continue reading BURLINGTON, Vt | Ben & Jerry’s has new CEO focused on social impact

STOWE, Vt. | Northeast governors, eastern Canada premiers meet in Vermont

STOWE, Vt. — Some governors from the northeast U.S. and premiers from eastern Canada on Monday called for the end of the trade war between the U.S. and Canada and a successful renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement as they gathered in Vermont for an annual meeting. Despite the dispute between Washington and … Continue reading STOWE, Vt. | Northeast governors, eastern Canada premiers meet in Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt | 14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

BURLINGTON, Vt — One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn’t old enough to vote, let alone drive. Ethan Sonneborn, 14, of Bristol, met the requirements to be on the primary ballot and is taking his place with the state’s more age-appropriate candidates on … Continue reading BURLINGTON, Vt | 14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

BURLINGTON, Vt | Nurses at Vermont hospital back at work after 2-day strike

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Nurses at Vermont’s largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike. The strike of 1,800 nurses from the University of Vermont Medical Center ended at 7 a.m. Saturday after 48 hours. Hospital administrators brought in outside nurses during the strike and say most hospital operations were unaffected by it. … Continue reading BURLINGTON, Vt | Nurses at Vermont hospital back at work after 2-day strike

Volkswagen to pay Vermont $6.5 million in emissions lawsuit

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont and people who bought certain Volkswagen diesel models that were rigged to cheat on emissions tests will be getting a total of $6.5 million from the automaker, Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced Wednesday. Under the terms of the settlement VW will pay Vermont consumers up to … Continue reading Volkswagen to pay Vermont $6.5 million in emissions lawsuit

MONTPELIER, Vt. | Vermont drug importation program will need federal approval

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is attempting to create a first-in-the-nation program to allow the wholesale importation of prescription drugs from Canada, but first the state needs approval from skeptical White House officials. Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill Wednesday that passed with overwhelming support from Vermont’s three political parties. It’s the latest move … Continue reading MONTPELIER, Vt. | Vermont drug importation program will need federal approval