Mike Dougherty

Mike Dougherty

Michael Dougherty is VTDigger’s community editor. He is in charge of comment review, social media engagement and multi-media productions.Dougherty is a DC-area native and studied journalism and music at New York University. Prior to joining VTDigger, Michael spent two years as a program coordinator for the Vermont Humanities Council. Before moving to Vermont in 2015, he spent seven years managing recording operations for the oral history nonprofit StoryCorps, assisted Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas, and contributed to the Brooklyn-based alt-weekly L Magazine.

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    The Deeper Dig: Inside the McAllister trial

    VTDigger’s Morgan True and Seven Days’ Mark Davis take us behind the scenes at the sex assault trial of former state Sen. Norm McAllister.

    Attorney general finds DMV’s facial recognition program illegal

    TJ Donovan said the program violated a 2004 statute barring use of “biometric identifiers.” But he sees a place for such technology if lawmakers choose to revisit the law.

    The Deeper Dig: The Trump budget threat

    On this week’s podcast, Jasper Craven explains how federally funded programs in Vermont could see major cuts under the president’s budget proposals.

    Morgan True discusses college probe on WBUR’s ‘On Point’

    The VTDigger reporter told host John Harwood about the origin of the federal probe into the land deal Jane Sanders made as president of Burlington College.

    The Deeper Dig: Obamacare repeal and Vermont

    In this week’s podcast, health care reporter Erin Mansfield explains how the Affordable Care Act has affected the state and what health care in Vermont might look like if the law is repealed.

    Milton School Board apologizes for passing over black athletic director applicant

    The board says race played no role in how it handled the hiring process.

    The Deeper Dig: Jane Sanders and Burlington College explained

    This week’s podcast features two stories about Jane Sanders’ leadership at Burlington College: a land deal that has sparked a federal investigation, and an arrangement with her daughter’s woodworking school.

    The Deeper Dig: An epidemic evolves

    This week’s podcast explores a recent initiative to help high-risk individuals and looks at the effects of the rise of fentanyl.

    Racial bias alleged in Milton’s handling of athletic director hire

    “Being a fellow black man, I can only assume that having two consecutive black men in this position was not what the school board intended,” says outgoing athletic director Michael Jabour.

    The Deeper Dig: Special session preview

    The special legislative session to finalize a resolution to the governor’s standoff with legislators over teacher health care negotiations begins Wednesday. Here’s what to expect.

    Black Lives Matter calls for resignation of Milton superintendent

    A student who was upset about discrimination was suspended from school.

    The Deeper Dig: Coventry’s missing money

    About $1.4 million may be missing from the town’s bank accounts. And the town’s longtime treasurer may be about to lose her job.

    The Deeper Dig: The health care deciders

    In this week’s podcast, VTDigger’s Erin Mansfield talks about the Green Mountain Care Board: who its members are, what they do, and how their decisions affect Vermonters.

    The Deeper Dig: Pot or not?

    Gov. Phil Scott wants to have it both ways. In this week’s podcast, Elizabeth Hewitt, reporter for VTDigger, and Neal Goswami, of the Vermont Press Bureau discuss the future of legalization in Vermont.