Housing is health care. Housing is mental health care. Housing will support substance abuse stability. Housing is abuse prevention. Housing is a human right. And Vermont can do better.
Tom Evslin: Better learn carpentry. ChatGPT can code better than you ever will.
Will AI put coders out of work? Yes and no. Those who master the tool will become much more productive. Those who compete with it will be out of work.
Don Keelan: Let’s face it; we don’t care
Electric vehicles, Hydro-Quebec: Do we care what it takes to get us an EV or a kilowatt of electricity?
Maura Labelle: Whatever happened to the ‘Blogging Bishop’?
If you were abused by clergy, don’t turn to the diocese. Instead, call the police, and then call a lawyer.
Tom Pelham: Vermont could face financial crisis similar to 1990-91
Vermonters can do themselves a favor and ask their state House representatives to sustain Gov. Scott’s veto and come back with a more modest and affordable budget proposal.
Abigail Roy: Vermont can wait no longer to embrace the science of reading
According to Education Week, as of May 9, 31 states had passed laws or implemented new policies related to science-of-reading-based instruction. Vermont is not one of those states.
Leslie Thorsen: Vermont prisons and their for-profit health care
What kind of health care can be administered in a prison where there are no X-rays, MRIs or any other modern-day assessment tools?
Eric Peterson: Winning the drug war will take a village, a state, a country
If you see something, say something. Drop a dime and call a cop. Our neighborhoods will not be free of the scourge of drugs without the participation of the entire community.
Mark Paul: Why are we killing our ecosystem engineers?
Everyone, everywhere, should be thinking about ways to hold on to water when it rains. We need more retention ponds, more rain barrels, more catch basins that take water to a community reservoir. We have to think and behave like beavers.
Kenneth Feder: Eliminating criminal penalties for buprenorphine may ease overdose crisis
This commentary is by Kenneth A. Feder, Ph.D, an assistant scientist in the Department of Mental Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The views expressed here are his own. As part of its efforts to address Vermont’s ongoing drug overdose crisis, Vermont’s General Assembly has sent to the governor a bill (H.222) […]