Nominating Board reopening applications for high court seat

Gov. Phil Scott’s counsel said Scott hasn’t looked at the list of finalists the board had prepared for his predecessor but wanted to start the process again because of the unusual circumstances.

‘Grenon Group’ offers fixes for mental health crisis response

They include improving police training, increasing funding for mental health services providers and establishing a commission to review police use of force. The goal is to avoid another death like Ralph “Phil” Grenon’s.

Governor details construction company sale

Gov. Scott will be paid for his share of Dubois Construction over 15 years. Some feel the arrangement does not avoid a conflict-of-interest.

State confronts financial uncertainties as Trump takes office

Vermont depends on the federal government for about a third of its budget.

Lawmakers mull tweaks to pretrial services

Many say the system, which seeks to redirect people from the courts to mental health or substance abuse programs when appropriate, isn’t reaching its potential.

Universal background check debate returns to Statehouse

Advocates of expanding background checks for gun sales came out in force to the Statehouse, but the measure faces a steep climb.

No public crash report in wrong-way I-89 collision

Police say they didn’t follow the usual practice for releasing details about a crash, having determined this one wasn’t an accident.

Study: Blacks, Hispanics face more enforcement in traffic stops

They’re more likely than whites to be ticketed, searched and arrested. One of the researchers said her sense is that “a good deal of these disparities is due to implicit bias.”

Budget legislative preview: Familiar pressures, new factors

Possible federal funding changes and Gov. Phil Scott’s commitment not to raise taxes are new factors as the Legislature faces a gap of some $70 million.

Scott considers reopening high court nomination process

The Judicial Nominating Board has already interviewed and forwarded six candidates, but that was under the former governor, who was blocked from naming a nominee before leaving office.

Coalition of groups rallies for ‘people’s agenda’

The initiatives include raising the minimum wage to $15, improving water quality and addressing racial inequalities.

Police: Missing 23-year-old found dead in Northeast Kingdom

Police say the body of a 23-year-old man who went missing last weekend has been found. Searchers found Quincy O’Gorman’s remains in a brook about a quarter mile from where he was last seen in Island Pond five days ago. Shortly before midnight Dec. 31, a state trooper stopped a vehicle in Island Pond village […]

Shumlin’s official portrait unveiled

The outgoing governor credited his wife with the selection of Middlesex artist August Burns.

UPDATED: High court blocks Shumlin from naming new justice

In a unanimous decision, the Vermont Supreme Court ruled that the outgoing governor does not have the authority to fill a future vacancy.