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When voting in Vermont, don’t half-ass it

When voting in Vermont, don’t half-ass it
February 27, 2020
Not all college students have an easy time voting in their school’s state. In Vermont, we’re lucky.

Notes from the Desk: Best Summer Ever, Right in My ‘Backyard’

February 14, 2019
I see the main force keeping students from spending summer here as a failure on our (students’) part to realize what this county has to offer.

With Easy Voter Access, Students Opted to Vote Local

With Easy Voter Access, Students Opted to Vote Local
After Absentee Ballot Failures, Students Opted to Vote in Addison County
November 29, 2018
Midterm elections historically see far lower turnout than presidential elections, especially among college students. But this year’s midterms, at least in Middlebury, represented a deviation from that trend: 67 more students cast their votes in the town of Middlebury this midterm election than during the 2016 presidential election, a 30 percent increase. 

Hallquist Presents Progressive Vision for State’s Future

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Christine Hallquist sitting outside Mead Chapel at a picnic table on a brisk, fall day.
November 1, 2018
Christine Hallquist has managed balancing a progressive, local political agenda whilst balancing international media attention. We sat down with her to figure how how she does it.

Incumbent Scott, Favored to Win, Says Stay the Course

Governor Phil Scott interviewed before a campaign event here in the town of Middlebury.
November 1, 2018
Gov. Scott, one of the most favored Republican governors in the nation, is finding himself confronted with Hallquist's progressive agenda. We met with him in Middlebury for an interview.

Local Elections are in Your Hands

Local Elections are in Your Hands
November 1, 2018
If you’re not paying attention to what’s going on in our state and local races, now’s the time. Because your vote may very well be the deciding factor in an election.

This Year, Voting Isn’t Enough

This Year, Voting Isn’t Enough
November 1, 2018
We are members of those communities. We can vote here, we can volunteer here and we can make a difference here. 

Reporting on 15 Elections: How Time Flies

Reporting on 15 Elections: How Time Flies
November 1, 2018
It doesn’t seem possible, but I’ve covered 15 election cycles in Vermont.

Young People: You Should Care, Too

Young People: You Should Care, Too
November 1, 2018
It is clear that youth engagement in government and politics is more important than ever. 

Why I voted for Christine Hallquist for Governor

Why I voted for Christine Hallquist for Governor
November 1, 2018
I voted for Christine Hallquist last week based on 16 years of experience working in the statehouse.

Enrollment in VT Colleges on the Decline

October 4, 2018
Downward trend in Vermont college enrollment.

Cartoonist Wins MacArthur Genius Grant

October 1, 2014

This September the MacArthur Foundation granted Vermont cartoonist Alison Bechdel a MacArthur “Genius” Award. Bechdel lives in Bolton, Vermont and is known for her poignant portrayal of family relationships,...

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