On this Thanksgiving, we raise a glass: Cheers to our farmers for what they give us on this day, and every day.
VTGOP leaders must recognize the largest voting bloc in Vermont is not Republicans or Democrats or Progressives. It is those who consider themselves independents. If VTGOP leaders move to rigid right-wing ideologues for comfort, we lose that bloc.
If mind and heart both seek truth, then faith and reason may function best as a complementary pair. By working together and holding each other in balance, each can help the other avoid the excesses of cold logic and blind faith.
We must allow science and all of its failed and successful attempts at truth to take its natural course and be subjected to rigorous questioning and demands — we cannot block or interfere with this process.
Things could go either way, but what Trump has done is establish an environment in which violence of all sorts appears to be increasingly acceptable in the general population.
The department spent $45,000 on this survey, more than twice the revenue generated through trapping licenses each year in Vermont. The results are resoundingly clear that the majority of Vermonters oppose trapping.
To maintain working ecosystems, biodiversity, and our life-support system in Vermont (and around the world), we need to work to dispel the myth that a healthy economy requires population growth and increased consumption.
We need federal commitment to increased, ongoing investment into long Covid. We need legislation that helps these families keep their houses, jobs and lives. We need public health campaigns focused on increasing awareness of this disease and its impacts.
The hardship is real and can be deeply distressing. I know firsthand from my experience as a struggling learner and CCV alumnus.
States will need to build new coalitions to close skill gaps; better leverage data to align programs with workforce needs; attract new workers; leverage workforce development funding to sustain job creation; and reshape the narrative.