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Female emloyees sue state over alleged pay inequity

Judge Helen Toor considers arguments in an equal pay lawsuit filed against the state. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger
Three Department of Corrections business managers say man was paid more for the same work. But it was his starting pay at another position that's at issue.

 

State receives federal money to attract health professionals to underserved areas

Health Care Rally, May 1, 2011. VTD/Terry Allen.
Vermont receives $250,000 to help ease student debt for providers who take jobs with federally qualified health centers or rural health clinics.

 

Story and video: Demonstrators attempt to stop work on gas pipeline project

Natural gas pipeline opponents blocked the front entrance to Vermont Gas’ staging area in Williston on Wednesday morning. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger
About a dozen people staged a sit-in at a staging site for Vermont Gas' natural gas pipeline extension Wednesday in Williston. The demonstrators left after about an hour.

 

Clock winding down on FairPoint negotiations

A Fairpoint Communications truck makes its way down State Street in Montpelier. VTD/Josh Larkin
Management, unions back at the table in talks to replace contract that expires on Saturday. Workers are prepared to strike.

 

Jay Peak defends dissolution of partnership with EB-5 investors

Bill Stenger (right) presides over the ribbon-cutting ceremony to open Jay Peak's Stateside Hotel and Baselodge in December 2013. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger
Jay Peak president Bill Stenger says he was “clumsy” with notification to investors, while his partner, Ariel Quiros, said the transaction was “200 percent” ethical.

 

Scheuermann, Komline call for change to allow individuals on VHC to enroll directly with insurers

Rep. Patti Komline, R-Dorset, claps during Gov. Peter Shumlin's 2014 budget address. Photo by Roger Crowley
Ongoing problems with Vermont Health Connect, the state’s online health insurance exchange, are having “a disastrous effect” on thousands of Vermonters' access to care, said Rep. Patti Komline, R-Dorset.

 

Report: Vermonters on Medicare saved almost $22 million on prescriptions under ACA

Montpelier Pharmacy, an independent drug store. Photo by Morgan True/VTDigger
The portion of Social Security that pays disability benefits, known as the Disability Insurance trust, is projected to run out in 2016 without a legislative fix.

 

State explores changes in threshold for noise from wind projects

Members of the Vermont Public Service Board pass through a rally in Montpelier ahead of workshop to discuss the health effects of wind turbine noise Tuesday. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger
Science and perception collide as residents claim stress factors from living near large wind turbines.

 

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Commentary

Bob Stannard: Sands of time

The little boy, who couldn’t have been more than 5, maybe 6, sat defiantly in the huge hole he dug all by himself in the loose sand.

Denise Smith: Policies for a clean lake

Why does the conversation about how best to protect Lake Champlain deteriorate so quickly?

Don Keelan: No such thing as a free speech

If I had the time to start another career, it would be the establishment of a business entity that would be named The Keelan Speakers Bureau, LLC.

Quote of the Day

“We took something that was not guaranteed and made it guaranteed. How can you possibly call that wrong?” — Ariel Quiros, Jay Peak owner

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