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    Letters: National Public Health Week

    03/26/2015 01:06 PM EDT
    National Public Health Week April 6 is the beginning of National Public Health Week. The theme for this year's celebration is "The Healthiest Nation in One Generation." The goal of the American Public Health Association is to be the healthiest nation by 2030. Healthy People (HP) 2020 highlights the importance of addressing the social determinants of health by including as one of its four 
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    More letters: Exchange program should be expanded
    03/26/2015 11:29 AM EDT - I am writing this because of the recently released story in the March 12 edition "Students bring new outlooks, culture," when reading this I began to think back to High School which was only one short year ago. I saw an extreme shift in the culture of the people within the school from my freshman year in 2010 to my senior in 2014. Full Story

    Letters: Paid sick days: It's time to do the right thing for working Vermonters
    03/25/2015 04:32 PM EDT - Paid sick days: It's time to do the right thing for working Vermonters The first paid sick leave bill was introduced in Vermont 10 years ago. Since then, 20 states and cities have passed laws creating workplace standards around earned sick leave, and shown that businesses do not suffer negative impacts. Full Story

    Letters: Response to Don Keelan
    03/24/2015 05:07 PM EDT - This is a response to a recent column by Don Keelen justifying the record levels of in inequalities of wealth and incomes in America today. At least one of the advantages he claimed for such inequality is based on a false premise, that concentration of wealth necessarily produces a greater amount of benevolent giving within the society. Full Story

    Letters: Response to criticism of Congress
    03/24/2015 05:06 PM EDT - Recent letters to the Banner criticizing our Congressmen for sitting out the recent Netanyahu appearance before Congress are not persuasive. Those members of Congress who believed that the Speaker Boehner contrived event was an insult to the president, was counterproductive to our ongoing negotiations with Iran, and was a cheap stunt designed to enhance Full Story

    Letters: Trust in government equates to credibility; it's slipped away
    03/24/2015 05:05 PM EDT - When government fails it's the people who pay the price. Our government is failing. It's going to cost you. Over the past four years I have talked to Vermonters all across Vermont and I have listened to them. They believe that solutions are more important than partisan politics. Full Story

    Letters: Thanks to the voters
    03/24/2015 05:08 PM EDT - I would like to take the opportunity to thank the voters of Bennington, Shaftsbury, Arlington, Dorset, Peru, Pownal and Rupert for supporting the Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless at this year's annual Town Meeting. Words alone cannot begin to express the appreciation that we have for your generosity. Full Story

    Letters: Re: Universal background checks
    03/24/2015 05:07 PM EDT - Sitting in a Vermont's Senate committee awaiting passage to the floor, is a new gun control bill, S.31, which will require universal background checks and an evaluation of the mental state of Vermont citizens regarding their 2nd Amendment Rights. This bill would require that all transfers of firearms between Vermont citizens who are non-family members be subjected Full Story

    Your Opinions: The Veterans' Home and democrats
    03/19/2015 01:55 PM EDT - The Veterans' Home and Democrats I see where there is talk of closing our Veterans' Home because of the lack of funds. Let the democrats do what they do best: Raise taxes on the rich other person? After all they have yet to learn high taxes also drive companies and people out of this state. With a few more increasing, Vermont can become the next Michigan, have a net loss in population. Full Story

    Letters to the Editor
    03/18/2015 08:45 PM EDT - Re: Universal background checks Sitting in a Vermont's Senate committee awaiting passage to the floor, is a new gun control bill, S.31, which will require universal background checks and an evaluation of the mental state of Vermont citizens regarding their 2nd Amendment Rights. This bill would require that all transfers of firearms between Vermont citizens who are non-family members be subjected Full Story

    Hollywood golden age actress Sally Forrest dies at 86

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sally Forrest, an actress-dancer who graced the silver screen throughout the '40s and '50s in MGM musicals and films such as the 1956 noir "While the City Sleeps," died on March 15 at her home in Beverly Hills, California. Full Story