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United States falls to No. 23 in new freedom study

By   /  December 8, 2016  /  Federal Government, General, Issues, National, News, Power Abuse, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Crony capitalism, eminent domain and privacy violations lowered the nation’s ranking in a new study measuring individual freedom across the globe.

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Sound experts spar over appropriate wind turbine noise standards

By   /  December 7, 2016  /  Accountability, Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Acoustic experts representing proponents and critics of industrial wind power squared off for the first round of public hearings on sound decibel standards.

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Parties weigh-in on assisted suicide exemption as court decision looms

By   /  December 7, 2016  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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With a court ruling expected in weeks, conscientious health care professionals say they should not be forced to counsel or aid patients who want to commit medical suicide.

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Should I stay or go: Vermont business owners face tough decision

By   /  December 6, 2016  /  Indiana, Issues, Jobs + Growth, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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As taxes and regulations continue to mount in Vermont, two business owners have taken different approaches to keeping their businesses afloat.

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Georgia Mountain Wind scrutinized for possible noise, ice violations

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

DYING IN THE WIND: Wind power proponents claim other sources kill far more eagles than turbines, but the USFWS is being sued by one environmental group that calls longer permits a "reckless and irresponsible gamble." Joshua Winchell/USFWS photo.

At a special hearing Thursday, representatives from Georgia Mountain Wind appeared before the Vermont Public Service Board to appeal a ruling that wind turbines have violated noise and weather-related specifications listed in the project’s certificate of public good.

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Property taxes force second-home owner to give up on Vermont

By   /  December 2, 2016  /  Issues, News, State Government, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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After 24 years as a second-home owner in Vermont, Canadian citizen Greg Cunningham is being forced to sell his home due to skyrocketing property taxes.

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