The state must focus on how to right-size its health care infrastructure and professional providers to meet the needs of Vermonters in a rapidly shifting environment.
Honesty calls us to remember the dark underbelly of racism and economic privilege that persists even today in Vermont.
The economy, in and of itself, is not an entity to be preserved above all else for the benefit of those who extract wealth from it.
Vermonters turning in greater numbers to their neighbors for food and local farmers are seeing an upsurge in direct local buyers. That trend must be encouraged.
We must understand education as part of a social and economic constellation that includes businesses, corrections, civic institutions, other private and public schools, and the communities in which they’re resident.
We have an opportunity to reimagine a democracy in which human and natural life are sustained to form the basis of an equitable economic revival.
The significance of ACEs — adverse childhood experiences — is becoming increasingly understood and addressed.
We have in place a network that works with the criminal justice system that can marshal forces to test and decarcerate as many offenders as is safe.
How well-defined are the events that justify the use of deadly force and how well are potential users of it trained?
If the government, nonprofit and business sectors worked together, a lot of progress could be made.
Vermont colleges are vital to the state’s economy, but they need to examine their methods and missions and be creative to survive.
‘OK boomer,’ I said to myself, ‘it’s your turn to help leave a habitable world for the next generation.’
Our entire criminal justice system reflects our belief in punishment as a deterrent to crime.
Do our politicians have any understanding of what would motivate a potential employee to move to Vermont? It’s not petty cash, broadband, or a season pass to Stowe.