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Rutland mayoral candidates talk refugees, taxes in on-air debate

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Immigration, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Rutland’s four mayoral candidates squared off Wednesday in a live radio debate.

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Non-malicious bag tampering ends controversial election recount

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Accountability, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

The opening and resealing of a ballot bag that led to Wednesday’s cancellation of the Orange-1 House district election recount was not malicious in nature, according to House Minority Leader Don Turner.

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Mike Coppinger: I have a plan for Rutland

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Mike Coppinger has a ready answer for why he could unseat Rutland Mayor Chris Louras on Town Meeting Day — he alone has a viable plan for the city.

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Walker, Schimel jump feet first into SCOTUS battle

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Federal government, Governor, Judiciary, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

The joint press events in 11 states, sponsored by the conservative Judicial Crisis Network, forces a question steeped in conflict for those on the left and the right.

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Rutland firefighters union picks David Allaire over Louras

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The Rutland City firefighters union has endorsed David Allaire in what appears to be a significant blow to Mayor Chris Louras’ re-election hopes.

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David Allaire: Restore transparency to Rutland mayor’s office

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Immigration, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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“I want to bring trust, respect and transparency back to the mayor’s office,” Allaire said.

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