YWP: ‘A Chance’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “A Chance” by Isabel Blankenbaker, 13, of Rutland.

SCOV Law Blog: Appealing a firing

A state employee was fired after it came to light that he had misbehaved as a juror in the Donald Fell murder trial. The VSEA takes up his case.

YWP: ‘Beautiful Person’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Beautiful Person” by Makayla Millette, a senior at the Big Picture School in South Burlington.

SCOV Law Blog: Determining eligibility for a Vermont Health Connect subsidy

The State denies subsidized health insurance to a woman because her husband’s work offers a health plan. However, the husband is not enrolled in the plan because as a former foster child, he is covered under Medicaid until age 26. The wife appeals.

YWP: ‘Parts of War’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Parts of War” by Alexandra Contreras-Montesano, 16, of Burlington.

SCOV Law Blog: Defendant argues affidavit for search warrant unsupported

The warrant apparently turned up some evidence that led to the man’s being charged with a whole basket of meth-related charges.

YWP: ‘Too Young For Something Like Diabetes’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Too Young For Something Like Diabetes” by Emily Smyth, age 16, of Craftsbury.

SCOV Law Blog: What happens to a post-adoption visitation plan when the adoption falls through?

In this case, a mother had agreed to the termination of parental rights with the understanding that under a post-adoption contact agreement she would be able to see her daughter, who was being adopted by the child’s grandmother.

Gov. Phil Scott’s 2017 budget address

“We have avoided the reality of this [economic] crisis for far too long. I am committed to doing whatever it takes to put us on a new path to a more prosperous future.”

Photo gallery: Vermonters march in Washington

Residents were displaying the green as well as the pink at a D.C. reception hosted by Sen. Patrick Leahy and during the Women’s March.

YWP: ‘You-words’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “You-words” by Janet McIntosh Barkdoll, 16, of Shoreham.

SCOV Law Blog: In the eye of the beholder

A lower court grants summary judgement to a solar company in a suit brought by landowners over the installation of solar arrays near their homes. The landowners appeal, arguing the solar arrays took away from the local rural aesthetic, thus lowering their property values.

Howard Dean urges millennials to bring skills, voices into political arena

Dean says mainstream media gave Trump the nearly exclusive platform he needed to reach millions of voters because he consistently drove ratings higher.

YWP: ‘The Making of Konrad’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “The Making of Konrad” by Nicole Tucker, 16, of Lyndon.