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Pete Buttigieg faces backlash for saying people in prison should not be allowed to vote

Democratic frontrunners are facing scrutiny for their stance on voting rights for incarcerated felons - after Bernie Sanders said he supports voting rights 'even for terrible people'.In one of five CNN town halls that aired Tuesday night, Senator Sanders was asked by a Harvard student specifically on whether those currently serving a prison sentence should be allowed to vote."This is a democracy and we have got to expand that democracy,” the Vermont senator said, “and I believe every sin...


Joe Biden to announce 2020 presidential bid this week

Early polling shows Biden in the top tier of the crowded Democratic field but in close competition with Bernie SandersJoe Biden will launch his 2020 campaign this week, sources close to the former vice-president said. He will make his announcement in a video to be released on Thursday and plans to hold an event in Pittsburgh on Monday.Biden was initially expected to kick off his campaign on Wednesday before delaying his launch. Early polling shows Biden in the top tier of the Democratic field bu...
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California has No. 1 wage gap between middle-income pay and what wealthy earn

California has the nation’s largest wage gap between middle-income pay and what the state’s upper crust earns. I filled my trusty spreadsheet with some detailed federal pay stats by state — annual wages for all workers, as of May 2018 — to compare California’s upper-income wages (defined by the 75th percentile, where three-quarters of all wages are lower, one-quarter are above) to the state’s median wage, the statistical mid-point that can serve as a benchmark for middle-income pay. Last year’s ...
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Impeachment Divides Dems At Back-To-Back CNN Forums

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris joined the call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment as five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town hall meetings that exposed deep divisions in a party desperate to end the Trump presidency. Harris’ unexpected support for impeachment follows Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s push for Congress to begin the process to remove the Republican president following the release of special counsel ...
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Political Memo: Joe Biden Looms, but Bernie Sanders Is Running His Own Race

The Vermont senator has been the front-runner in early campaigning, but Mr. Biden’s expected entry could change that. Mr. Sanders is not likely to care.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Biden, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic Party, Bernard, Presidential Election of 2016, Primaries and Caucuses, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020


How could and how should a President push states to extend the franchise to all prisoners?

I have not been blogging all that much about some of the notable criminal justice positions and statements by the huge field of candidates seeking the Democratic Party's nomination to run for US President.  But this press piece about an exchange involving Senator Bernie Sanders at a town hall last night prompted the question that is the title of this post.  The headline of The Hill piece is catchy, "Sanders: Boston Marathon bomber should be able to vote from prison," and here is its account of t...
Tags: Law, US, Cnn, Maine, Boston Marathon, Vermont, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic Party, Sen Bernie Sanders I VT, Douglas A Berman


Political Memo: Biden Looms, but Bernie Sanders Is Running His Own Race

The Vermont senator has been the front-runner in early campaigning, but Mr. Biden’s expected entry could change that. Mr. Sanders is not likely to care.
Tags: News, Biden, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic Party, Bernard, Presidential Election of 2016, Primaries and Caucuses, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020


Bernie Sanders Evasive On Impeachment, Worries Proceedings Could Help Trump

"What I worry about is that works to Trump’s advantage," the Vermont senator said during a CNN town hall.
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Sanders Warns That Talk of Trump Impeachment Risks Party Agenda

Sanders’ position puts him at odds with two of his rivals in the nomination race, Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California, as well some members of the party’s progressive wing. Speaking at a CNN town hall event in New Hampshire, the Vermont senator said the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller shows that Trump is “the most dangerous president in the modern history of our country,’’ but added that the most important goal is making sure he’s not re-elected.
Tags: News, California, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Cnn, New Hampshire, Vermont, Kamala Harris, Trump, Sanders, Robert Mueller, Trump Impeachment Risks Party Agenda


Two more states are dumping Christopher Columbus to celebrate indigenous people instead

The legislatures of Vermont and Maine passed bills that would change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Tags: Cnn, Maine, Vermont, Christopher Columbus


The Giants at the Heart of the Opioid Crisis

Civil suits filed by three states accuse pharmaceutical distributors of flooding the country with opioids while devising systems to evade regulators.
Tags: News, Giants, Attorneys General, Vermont, New York State, Cardinal Health Inc, McKesson Corporation, AmerisourceBergen Corp, Washington (State, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Drug Abuse and Traffic, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals, Health Department (NYS, OxyContin (Drug, Opioids and Opiates, Rochester Drug Cooperative


Death by 1,000 clicks: Where electronic health records went wrong

The pain radiated from the top of Annette Monachelli’s head, and it got worse when she changed positions. It didn’t feel like her usual migraine. The 47-year-old Vermont attorney turned innkeeper visited her local doctor at the Stowe Family Practice twice about the problem in late November 2012, but got little relief. Two months later, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Vermont, Health IT, PA NP, CRNA, Annette Monachelli, Stowe Family Practice


Clever Tool Design, Bold Entrepreneurship: The Story of the American-Made LogOX

There's a reason that only a tiny proportion of the population successfully launches their own product design. In addition to correctly identifying user needs and getting the design right, you also have to nail the manufacturing, the marketing, the distribution network, the customer service. It takes design skills, patience, research, networking and a whole lot of hard work.Meet the Roberts family. They're three members of that tiny proportion. We think you can learn a lot by reading their produ...
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‘Hadestown’ Took 12 Years to Get to Broadway, But It’s More Relevant Than Ever

When “Hadestown” was first staged as a tiny, DIY theater project in Vermont, those involved could never have predicted that it was the start of a twelve-year journey to Broadway – or how painfully relevant it would be when it arrived. At Wednesday night’s opening at the Walter Kerr Theatre, the cast and creatives discussed […]
Tags: News, Broadway, Donald Trump, Vermont, Walter Kerr, Hadestown


Vermont moves to drop Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day

A bill cleared its final vote in the Legislature on Wednesday, and Gov. Phil Scott said he will likely sign it into law.            [Author: Burlington Free Press]
Tags: News, Vermont, Legislature, Burlington Free Press, Phil Scott


Citing safety, college cancels Polish conservative’s speech

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — Middlebury College has canceled a lecture by a conservative Polish speaker out of safety concerns two years after the school was the site of a rowdy protest. Middlebury made the announcement Wednesday, hours before member of the European Parliament and philosopher Ryszard Legutko was to appear. The Vermont college cited an […]
Tags: News, Nation, Vermont, European Parliament, Middlebury, Middlebury College, MIDDLEBURY Vt AP, Ryszard Legutko


Chem professor on leave after Nazi gas chamber exam question

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Middlebury College chemistry professor whose written exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence. The Vermont college said in a written statement last week that it’s investigating under the terms of […]
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How Much Do You Spend On Weed? 10 Women Share Their Marijuana Budget

Just a few years ago, smoking weed required some tiptoeing around, the arranging of an illicit rendezvous with a dealer, and the tacit acceptance of the fact that you might end up with some highly disappointing herb.Although in many parts of the country (and world) marijuana consumption still requires some discretion due to legal restrictions, these days engaging with cannabis looks very different.Today, there are approximately 55 million recreational marijuana users in the U.S. — and the major...
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I'm 35, I Make $41,600 As A Social Media Coordinator — & I Bartend On The Side

In our series Salary Stories , women with long-term career experience open up about the most intimate details of their jobs: compensation. It’s an honest look at how real people navigate the complicated world of negotiating, raises, promotions, and job loss, with the hope it will give young women more insight into how to advocate for themselves — and maybe take a few risks along the way.Been in the workforce for at least eight years and interested in contributing your salary story? Submit your ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Detroit, Vermont, Pittsburgh PA, Marina del Rey CA, Social Media CoordinatorStarting Salary


A Week In Marina Del Rey, CA, On A $75,000 Salary

Welcome to Money Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If you’re a freelancer or self-employed, we’d love to feature your Money Diary. Submit here.Travel Diaries: We're looking to get the inside scoop on when, where, and how our peers are using their vacation...
Tags: Apple, Fashion, Music, Amy Schumer, Food Network, Arizona, Long Beach, Apple Watch, Vermont, Andante, Hoa, Southern California, Rosie, Marina del Rey, Samoa, Century City


Meteor seen blazing through skies over East Coast

Residents along the East Coast have reported seeing a meteor blazing across the nighttime sky. Multiple news outlets report the American Meteor Society said it received 360 reports on Tuesday about a meteor or fireball seen from Vermont to South Carolina. According to the society, the fireball traveled from north to south and plunged into […]
Tags: Science, News, Nation, East Coast, Vermont, South Carolina, American Meteor Society


A Week In Vermont On A $38,000 Salary

Welcome to Money Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If you’re a freelancer or self-employed, we’d love to feature your Money Diary. Submit here.Travel Diaries: We're looking to get the inside scoop on when, where, and how our peers are using their vacation...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hbo, Walgreens, Bob, Iceland, Terry Pratchett, Vermont, Everlane, Dante, Burlington, Alex Honnold, Wi Fi, Ben Jerry, Shaw, Turbotax


Outdoor Updates: West Virginia is one of the least green states + Offensively Named River Renamed

WalletHub releases its annual list of the greenest states The personal-finance website WalletHub has released it’s 2019 report on the Greenest States. The website compared all 50 states in 27 key metrics such as air, water, and soil quality, green building, consumption of renewable energy, recycling and others. The analysis found that the greenest state in the country is Vermont, followed by New York, Oregon, Connecticut, Minnesota, Massachusetts, California, Rhode Island, South Dakota and N...
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Trump Predicts ‘Crazy Bernie,’ ‘Sleepy Joe’ Will Be Dem Finalists: ‘May God Rest Their Soul!’

President Trump on Tuesday night weighed in on the 2020 Democratic primary, predicting that “Crazy Bernie” and “Sleepy Joe” would be the final Democrats duking it out for the chance to run against him. He also got a bit morbid about it. “May God Rest Their Soul!” I believe it will be Crazy Bernie Sanders vs. Sleepy Joe Biden as the two finalists to run against maybe the best Economy in the history of our Country (and MANY other great things)! I look forward to facing whoever it may be. May G...
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Bernie, Donald J Trump, 2020 Elections, Easter Trump, Nicole Lafond, Sleepy Joe, 2020 Democratic Primary, Bernie Sleepy Joe


Celebrities Dole Out Cash To 2020 Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon to Anna Wintour and Willie Nelson, celebrities lined up to give money — and a dash of star power — to their favorite Democratic presidential candidates ahead of this week’s first quarter fundraising deadline. For months, candidates in the crowded field of more than a dozen contenders have aggressively courted key figures in music, television, publishing and film, who are one of the party’s most reliable sources of campaign cash. Although m...
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Donald Trump attacks Bernie Sanders' tax returns, makes 2020 election prediction

President Donald Trump, who yet to release his tax returns, attacked Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday after the 2020 challenger released his returns to the public, showing the Vermont Democrat was a millionaire.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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What Notre Dame means to an Anglo-Catholic in Vermont

Jay Parini writes that Notre Dame is not only a cultural landmark -- one of those monumental sites that defines a major city -- more crucially, it's a gathering place for those who choose to come together to worship God in a particular way.
Tags: Cnn, Notre Dame, Vermont, Anglo Catholic, Jay Parini


Betty Carter: Music Never Stops

After singing with Lionel Hampton in the late 1940s, vocalist Betty Carter had her first hit with Hampton's Red Top in 1952. Teamed with vocalist King Pleasure, their vocalese duet put words to the solo melodies of tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons and trumpeter Gail Brockman on their 1947 version of Red Top. Between 1956 and 1964, Carter recorded six studio albums and then took a break to raise a family. By the time she returned at the end of the decade, she was in less demand. Her unusual way of ...
Tags: Spotify, Jazz, Lincoln Center, Vermont, Carter, Ben, Maynard, Geri Allen, Joe Temperley, Cyrus Chestnut, Marc Myers, Lionel Hampton, Joe Randazzo, Jon Hendricks, Jerry Dodgion, Kenny Washington


New Registrations For Electric Vehicles Doubled In US Last Year

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Electric vehicles, still a small percentage of the total automotive market in the U.S., are beginning to gain ground, according to analysis by IHS Markit. There were 208,000 new registrations for electric vehicles in the U.S. last year, more than double the number filed in 2017, IHS said Monday. That growth in EVs was heavily concentrated in California as well as nine other states that have adopted the Zero Emission Vehicle program. California...
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