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    A step toward addressing unjustified property seizure

    01/28/2015 06:56 PM EST
    Since 2008, thousands of police agencies in every state in the country have seized $3 billion in cash and property under a federal law designed to thwart drug organizations. But the reality is that motorists and others charged with no crimes have forfeited cars, cash, homes and even businesses while these assets are absorbed into local and state law enforcement budgets. 
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    Storm a bust, but a boon for business
    01/27/2015 05:16 PM EST - Considering all the drama leading up to Juno — the Blizzard of 2015, the end result here in Vermont was a little anticlimactic. All day Monday we heard dire predictions of "historic snow" of 1 to 3 feet for the entire Northeast, with blizzard wind conditions and coastal flooding in some regions. Full Story

    Vermont on the right track with addiction
    01/26/2015 07:10 PM EST - Gov. Peter Shumlin made national headlines last year when he used his State of the State address to highlight the growing epidemic of heroin and opiate addiction and announce a statewide initiative to reverse the trend. One year later, preliminary reports indicate the efforts are working. The state is now treating 47 percent more patients, waiting lists for treatment have declined and Full Story

    Our View: Vote on climate change practically meaningless
    01/25/2015 03:25 PM EST - At least the U.S. Senate has agreed that global warming is occurring, though most Republican members, now in the majority, refuse to admit human activity as a cause. In the debate over the controversial Keystone pipeline project, Democrats in the Senate have recently been pushing amendments to get their GOP counterparts on record on climate change. Full Story

    Roses to MAU students who proved FOX news wrong
    01/23/2015 03:33 PM EST - ROSES to students in Mount Anthony Union High School's Quantum Leap Exhibit Program who recently filmed a clever five-minute video response to an unflattering segment targeting Bennington that aired on the Fox News show "The O'Reilly Factor" in July. In the well-done student video, Quantum Leap students countered, one by one, reporting methods used in the Fox show. Full Story

    Populist speech was at once tough, hopeful
    01/22/2015 06:05 PM EST - President Obama looked out upon a sea of frowning Republican faces Thursday night as he delivered his State of the Union address. The speech, however, wasn't directed at his rivals as much as it was aimed at the American people. The president delivered a populist message, one directed squarely at the middle class. Full Story

    Students in MAU's Quantum Leap program strike back at Fox
    01/22/2015 11:06 AM EST - Conservatives routinely like to rail against the so-called liberal bias of the media, but when it comes to trying to influence public opinion on a particular issue the award for Yellow Journalism goes to Fox News and its blatantly conservative agenda. Just ask the students at Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington. Full Story

    Our View: Who has a vision to win the future?
    01/20/2015 10:03 PM EST - President Obama, with no more elections left to run, has let his inner progressive out, as was seen in the State of the Union message last night. During the weeks leading up to this annual speech, he rolled out such wide-ranging proposals such as free community college, enhanced tax incentives for education and child care. Full Story

    Another view: Freedom comes with responsibility
    01/19/2015 08:04 PM EST - As an organization that thrives on the unencumbered exchange of ideas, thoughts and sentiments, this newspaper will always come down firmly in the land of free expression and free speech. That being said, having the right to say, write or draw anything you feel compelled to doesn't mean you should. We all know you shouldn't shout fire in a crowded theater, unless, of course, there actually is a Full Story

    We honor King by living in service to the overall greater good
    01/19/2015 09:33 AM EST - It seems somehow fitting that the day we chose to celebrate the life and achievements of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is in January. Aside from being his birth month, it is also the time during which many Americans take a personal inventory of deficiencies and resolve to be better. It was King who forced the nation to take such a critical look at itself about half a century ago. Full Story

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    Miranda Lambert leads ACM Awards with 8 nominations

    NEW YORK (AP) — Miranda Lambert is continuing her reign as contemporary country queen with eight nominations at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. Full Story