Vermont has good reason for adopting laws protecting those persecuted for their gender identity. We know that high school students from the LGBTQ+ community are far more likely to be bullied and harassed than straight students, and far more likely to suffer deep and lasting wounds as a result.
Key issues are workforce recruitment and retention, increasing the supply of workforce housing, economic vitality and child care.
Do we have the spiritual maturity to rise to the challenge of a collapsing society, to forge ahead into the unknown, and create a new livable reality out of the ashes of the old?
If it can be done here, with our mountains, our winters, and our population, well, it’s hard to make the argument that there’s anywhere it can’t be done.
Motel housing and short-term programs are not the long-term solution to Vermont’s critical shortage of stable housing and supportive housing. Housing is. But the next step is to provide a bridge to permanent housing rather than a cliff to homelessness.
The rehabilitation medicine specialty is almost nonexistent in Vermont. UVM has four specialists, down from six. Dartmouth has one, the same token number it’s had for decades. There are a handful of us in private practice.
Congress also effectively outlawed strike activity in the rail sector for this contract cycle. Thus the betrayal of labor falls on the Democrats. This is a huge win for the billionaire railroad owners, CEOs, investors, and the capitalist ruling class of the USA.
What’s on offer is tantamount to a 50-year fire sale of New England’s Great River. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service should walk away now, rather than fail the ravaged Connecticut River once again in the public’s name.
Charges that patients see bear very little resemblance to the actual cost of delivering a specific service. For too long, we have allowed health care institutions to conflate charges with costs. This has resulted in the current health care financial environment.
If somebody pays $348,000 for a property listed at $250,000, along with other similar sales over time, everybody living around them will see their property values go up.