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Alicia Freese is VTDigger's education reporter. After receiving a B.A. in international relations from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., she worked as a media associate at ReThink Media, an organization building communications capacity amongst progressive foreign policy organizations. While out West, she also wrote for Bay Nature Magazine, a publication covering environmental news in the San Francisco Bay Area. Inspired by the investigative reporting she observed in the foreign policy arena, but eager to return to her home state and re-immerse herself in Vermont politics, she naturally ended up at VTDigger’s doorstep.
Unhappiness with progress on single-payer and cuts to low-income programs could lead Vermont’s third party to field a candidate in 2014.
Mark Mitchell ousted after series of complaints by employees.
Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell is back from Turkey, brimming with news about protests, media censorship, and judicial independence. Mark Johnson of WDEV interviewed Sorrell on Wednesday morning about his trip — the podcast is available here. Sorrell, whose trip to Turkey as part of a delegation of attorney generals was sponsored by Turkish Ministry [...]
Deal sets stage for UVM purchase of the Taft building, Burlington School District’s acquisition of St. Joseph School
The two institutions seem to have finally found a way around a stumbling block that’s long stood in the way of a deal — the will of a long-deceased Burlington philanthropist.
Louisiana has the most enthusiastic workforce, according to Gallup, with 37 percent of workers deemed “engaged.” In fact, seven of the top 10 states are in the South.
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Sen. Patrick Leahy is seeking to use the leaks to drum up support for another of his digital privacy initiatives — an update to the decades-old Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
Migrant Justice, a Vermont-based advocacy group, announced Monday that it’s launching a national campaign to stop the deportation of its spokesperson, Danilo Lopez. Lopez is a citizen of Mexico, but he’s spent the past six years working on dairy farms in Vermont. He was a frequent presence at the Statehouse this year, testifying on behalf [...]
Trustees to vote Tuesday on using one-time funds to prop up $5.8 million shortage in FY 14 spending plan.
Lawsuit is on behalf of prisoner advocacy group that sought records for Vermonters held in out-of-state prisons.
Is it a step toward legalization? Not so fast, judiciary chiefs say.