Vermont has a history of leading the nation in progress, and it’s time for us to do the same with gun control. Read the story on VTDigger here: Emily Bowers: Must I live with constant fear and trauma for the rest of my life?.
Increasing the number of certified mental health first aid trainers in Vermont and making this tool more accessible is just one of many projects our action teams are working on. Read the story on VTDigger here: Steven Berbeco: We can help protect each other with mental health first aid.
Advertisements can include words like "organic" and "natural" for products that contain harsh chemicals that last a lifetime, have negative health effects, and may be difficult for consumers to detect. Read the story on VTDigger here: Madeline Taubkin: PFAS showing up in feminine care products.
The more corporations and larger dairy buyers that participate in the movement, the more pressure there is on farms to treat workers in accordance with proper standards. Read the story on VTDigger here: Larissa Scaffidi: Why you should care about the Milk with Dignity campaign .
Why not look into the real reasons people abuse substances (with patience and compassion) and try to find real solutions — is it education? Housing? Lack of appropriate opportunities? Lack of human connections? Read the story on VTDigger here: Letter to the editor: Wonderful and uplifting article.
Are we teaching our children it is all right to be openly racist and to disregard legally enacted laws of our state? Read the story on VTDigger here: Letter to the editor: Retaining a racist mascot is heartless and perhaps illegal.
If everyone pitched in, we could end the drive today! Read the story on VTDigger here: The clock is ticking. Can you support local journalism?.
Results from the survey conducted in high schools and middle schools in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic show again that girls, students of color and LGBTQ+ students suffer from depression, anxiety and self-harm at much higher rates than their peers. Read the story on VTDigger here: Mental health disparities among Vermont children are clear in youth survey.
Last year, Vermont Public announced plans to buy Northern Vermont University’s Lyndon radio station. A provision in Vermont law could complicate that sale. Read the story on VTDigger here: A bid by the Vermont State Colleges to sell a radio station may raise legal questions.
Sgt. Ryan Wood and Trooper Zachary Trocki of the Westminster barracks are scheduled to be arraigned on misdemeanor charges at the Vermont Superior Court in Brattleboro next Tuesday. Read the story on VTDigger here: 2 troopers cited on misdemeanor charges of simple assault, reckless endangerment after projectile incident.
The richer nations of the world have a choice. They can embrace the reality of migration by arranging for an orderly process that respects the humanity of migrants, or they can adopt an us-vs.-them attitude and engage in a futile, punitive effort to hold back the global demographic tides. Read the story on VTDigger here: David Moats: Immigration is not just ‘their story.’ It’s our story, the story of America..
The University of Vermont is not a corporate behemoth, though it is behaving like one. To borrow Bernie’s words, it’s unforgivable. Read the story on VTDigger here: Miller, Kaye & Wallace-Brodeur: UVM unions call out administration for stall tactics.