Sale of Redstone, a Montpelier landmark, would fund state college merger

The grand building, tucked down a side street from the Statehouse, is a former residence that has been part of the state’s capitol complex since the 1940s.

House sends marijuana legalization bill for further review

Instead of voting on the legislation, lawmakers sent it to another committee. Opponents celebrated the move as a victory, but supporters are optimistic the measure isn’t dead.

Officials: Immigration enforcement could hurt agriculture

“These struggling farmers must worry about staying afloat with the prospect of losing their workforce without warning,” the congressional delegation and others wrote to ICE as three activists await deportation.

Burlington man pleads not guilty to human trafficking allegation

A Burlington man is pleading not guilty to federal charges of human trafficking and possessing a firearm as a felon. Naquan Bowie pleaded not guilty to the charges in U.S. District Court in Burlington Tuesday, according to an announcement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Bowie allegedly forced an individual referred to as “Victim M.P.” to […]

Vermont State Police release 2016 traffic stop data

The data comes as more information is available from other law enforcement agencies across the state on traffic stops.

UPDATED: Scott names state Supreme Court appointee

The governor chose Vermont Superior Court Judge Karen Russell Carroll to fill the seat that will be vacated by Justice John Dooley at the end of the month.

Feds list Montpelier as noncompliant on immigration

The federal immigration agency points to the city’s policy on fair and impartial policing, adopted in June. The implications of being on the feds’ list are unclear.

UPDATED: Marijuana legalization bill advances to House vote

The bill, approved by the House Judiciary Committee, would legalize adult possession of up to an ounce of marijuana.

Domestic violence gun removal bill gets House’s OK

During prolonged debate, opponents said the temporary seizure of weapons without a warrant would violate the right to due process.

Cultural leaders decry Trump’s proposed budget cuts

Vermont organizations estimate that last year they received a total of around $4.7 million from federal agencies that are slated for cuts.

House committee further whittles down budget gap

The biggest bite comes in the form of a $5 million revenue package. Lawmakers say the package is not raising new revenue but increasing compliance with existing tax law.

Prospects for marijuana legalization dim

House lawmakers missed the deadline for a bill that would legalize pot possession. Now the future of the legislation is unclear.

Patrick Kennedy weighs in on marijuana debate

Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy is urging a Vermont legislative panel not to move forward with a bill, H.170, that would legalize adult possession of limited amounts of marijuana. Kennedy, son of the late Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, urged lawmakers in a letter dated March 15 to oppose the bill “so that Vermont children […]

Feds pick up unauthorized immigrants arriving at state courts

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has detained at least two people for deportation who were on their way to legal proceedings involving state charges.