Vermont

Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand?

July 10, 2014

By Ailsa Chang National Public Radio As members of Congress continue hammering out a bill to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs’ beleaguered health care system, attention has focused on one man leading the charge: Bernie Sanders, Independent senator from Vermont and a self-described socialist. Sanders barely got 2 percent of the vote when he […]

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Bernie’s 41st Campaign Meeting – October, 2012 – Putney, VT

October 24, 2012

In 2012 Bernie has held dozens of campaign dinners and rallies throughout Vermont to discuss what’s at stake in this election. On October 19th, over 250 people attended this rally in Putney, VT.

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Study: burlington gas merchants make more profit per gallon than anywhere in Northeast (Burlington Free Press)

July 13, 2012

By Sam Hemingway Here’s a “We’re No. 1” story about Vermont that few people in the state will be happy to hear. According to data compiled by an independent group that monitors fuel prices across the nation, Burlington ranks tops in the Northeast — and fifth in the country — when it comes to the profit local […]

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Vermont Set to Increase Medicaid Eligibility with Federal Money (VPR)

July 11, 2012

By Bob Kinzel The State of Vermont is set to receive several hundred million dollars in new Medicaid funds as part of the Affordable Care Act. A key part of the Affordable Care Act calls on all states to expand their Medicaid eligibility standards to at least 133 percent of federal poverty levels. For a […]

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Sen.Sanders calls for federal investigation into high Vermont gas prices (Burlington Free Press)

July 3, 2012

By Sam Hemingway Vermont gas prices, particularly in the Burlington area, remain higher than anywhere else in New England, and that has Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., calling for a federal investigation to find out why. “Gas prices are going down all over the state, but they’re going down less in Vermont than in other states,” […]

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Sanders stumps in Brattleboro Calls for volunteer political educators (Brattleboro Reformer)

June 26, 2012

By Josh Stilts BRATTLEBORO — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., spent the weekend meeting with supporters at four different locations across the state to ask for help in his bid for re-election this fall. On Sunday, Sanders stood before nearly 200 people at the All Souls Church in West Brattleboro to explain his work in […]

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Strolling in the rain (Brattleboro Reformer)

June 4, 2012

By Josh Stilts BRATTLEBORO – When Lisa Bassick woke up Saturday morning to the sound of rain rattling against the windows of her Vernon home, a fearful thought struck her; “What if the storm deters people from coming to the Strolling of the Heifers?” “I was expecting to walk along empty streets,” Bassick said. But […]

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Gov. Shumlin praises ‘slow-living’ advocates (Brattleboro Reformer)

June 2, 2012

By Mike Faher BRATTLEBORO — Given a microphone to address Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on the final day of the Slow Living Summit here, one questioner phrased his inquiry this way: “You rock, governor.” That was reflective of the reception given Shumlin as he, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and an Ohio-based leader in the sustainability […]

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Boston ruling could help case involving local same-sex couple (Brattleboro Reformer)

By Mike Faher DUMMERSTON — A federal appeals court’s landmark ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act could provide a legal boost for a local same-sex couple’s challenge against the same law. The Thursday ruling by the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston — which declared unconstitutional the federal law that defines marriage […]

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Editorial: The price of war (Times Argus)

May 31, 2012

Over the years Sen. Bernard Sanders has been a consistent defender of the interests of military veterans, and on Memorial Day he appeared at a variety of parades and ceremonies where he asked Vermonters to remember those who have served their country. Rep. Peter Welch was in Vermont this week promoting a program to help […]

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