The Burlington inventor served in the Vermont House and ran for lieutenant governor in 2014.
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‘Out with his boots on’: Friends and colleagues remember the vigorous life of Ed Koren
In his final years, the Brookfield cartoonist could no longer ski or cycle, but he continued to draw until the very end. He “hadn’t lost any of the glint and gleam in his eye” for cartooning, a friend said.
Final Reading: State officials pledge to increase transparency in response to VTDigger’s Full Disclosure series
Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Baruth said he was open to revisiting what information senators are asked to disclose on their ethics forms. “I think it’s fair to say, in part because of your reporting, we’ll be discussing this and trying to figure out if the way we’re doing it makes sense,” he said.
Ed Koren, New Yorker cartoonist and beloved Vermonter, dies at 87
The Brookfield resident was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2020 but continued to draw until his final days.
Advisory board contests Vermont State Police’s characterization in trooper resignation announcement
In an unusual statement, the State Police Advisory Commission said that it had called for two troopers accused of using degrading language to be fired. That differed from an account put forward by state police last week.
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‘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.