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Author: Paul Heintz
‘Soldier on’: The death of an intelligence officer from Vermont leads his family to support long Covid research
Charlie Vallee won accolades for his counterterrorism work at the Defense Intelligence Agency. Since his death in May, his family has raised more than a million dollars for a foundation in his name.
Bernie Sanders backs climate, health deal after trying in vain to amend it ￼
Vermont’s two U.S. senators, Sanders and Patrick Leahy, voted for the Inflation Reduction Act on Sunday. The bill would invest nearly $400 billion in fighting climate change, lower the price of prescription drugs and extend health care subsidies.
Sen. Patrick Leahy recovering from hip surgery after falling at home
Leahy, who was born blind in one eye, has struggled with depth perception throughout his life, according to his Senate office. In a statement, his office said the senator was expected to make a full recovery.
Vermonters rally throughout the state as Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade
Close to 1,000 Vermonters turned out at protests Friday afternoon and evening in Bennington, Brattleboro, Burlington, Montpelier and Rutland — denouncing the decision and calling for Vermont to further protect abortion rights.
Kesha Ram Hinsdale exits Vermont’s US House race, endorses Becca Balint
The shakeup comes the morning after the filing deadline to appear on the ballot. It leaves Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint, D-Windham, Lt. Gov. Molly Gray, former congressional staffer Sianay Chase Clifford and physician Louis Meyers on the Democratic ballot.
Citing health challenges, state Treasurer Beth Pearce to retire
The 68-year-old Barre Democrat had been planning to seek reelection but changed her mind last month after she was diagnosed with cancer.
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State police retract claim about suspect in Fern Feather investigation
A Vermont State Police spokesperson said the agency was still investigating whether the suspect in Fern’s slaying, Seth Brunell, may have mistakenly believed that Fern had been in an altercation with his son.
‘Just between you and me’: FBI records reveal an EB-5 fraudster’s direct line to Gov. Peter Shumlin
Shumlin took gifts, campaign contributions and apartment stays from Jay Peak owner Ariel Quiros while he helped the Miami developer troubleshoot problems, the records show. A top regulator threatened to resign from Shumlin’s cabinet if he failed to protect investors.