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    The scofflaw sheriff meets real justice

    08/26/2016 10:12 PM EDT
    In a democracy that prizes rule of law, calls to lock up public figures are jarring and usually out of place. But what to do if it's a public figure such as Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the crusading racial profiler of Maricopa County, Arizona, who has spent the past several years systematically flouting a federal judge's orders while hiding behind a smokescreen of obfuscation, manipulation and impunity? 
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    Zika, now here at home in the United States
    08/25/2016 09:09 AM EDT - Ground zero for the Zika virus in the United States is now South Florida. The virus, which can cause severe fetal birth defects and other neural disorders, is spreading in a 20-block area of Miami Beach and another section of Miami known as Wynwood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning to pregnant women to avoid both areas and to people more generally to be aware Full Story

     
     
     
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    Letter to the editor: How are we to believe the sincerity?

    08/30/2016 04:37 PM EDT
    How are we to believe the sincerity? We see more apologies than we used to back when to be unapologetic was a sure sign of manhood. Recent Bennington Banner headlines about Facebook smears of (State House Rep. Kiah Morris, D-Bennington 2-2), and Joey Kulkin point to how regional name-calling bursts into global libel thanks to the Internet. 
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    Letter to the editor: Issues with the death penalty
    08/30/2016 04:30 PM EDT - Issues with the death penalty It is often asked by death penalty proponents, "Wouldn't you want the person who killed your loved one to be executed?" However, what is the cost of that execution? After all, no systems are perfect. That means the Justice System and, particularly, the federal and state systems of capital punishment must also be imperfect. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Career criminal violence, not gun violence
    08/30/2016 04:12 PM EDT - Career criminal violence, not gun violence There is no such thing as knife violence, gun violence, bank robbery violence. We have only catch and release repeated violence by career, violent evil ones who were formerly done away with by the death penalty. Of course, the devoted Muslims who strictly follow the words of the Koran can rape and kill all those who are not Muslims and remain a Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Southwestern Vermont Medical Center needs to keep better records
    08/30/2016 04:01 PM EDT - Southwestern Vermont Medical Center needs to keep better records The reason for such a statement is this: On Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, my wife, Linda, received a note to schedule another colonoscopy/endoscopy from the medical center. I will inform them that Linda will not be able to make that appointment. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Had it with Trump bashing
    08/30/2016 03:52 PM EDT - Had it with Trump bashing Had it, can't take anymore, your daily bashing of Trump is getting "old." I keep waiting for an article about Hillary, it isn't like there is no news surrounding her. From what I have heard of her she seems to have a great deal of trouble telling the truth even to the point of lying to Congress about emails, secret servers, how many servers, missing emails, lying to a Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Banner is just interested in digging up dirt
    08/30/2016 03:45 PM EDT - Banner is just interested in digging up dirt Keith Whitcomb Jr. as Banner editor has the easiest job in the world. All he has to do is copy someone else's paperwork. Back when I was in school they called that cheating. On Thursday, my wife and I had our 37th wedding anniversary. She said we have always led a quiet and peaceful life. Full Story

    Letter:
    08/27/2016 02:37 PM EDT - Clarifying a tax on carbon pollution In his "The Truth of the Matter" column, Don Keelan said that a tax on carbon pollution is a "horrific excise tax". However, it's not actually a tax increase. It's a shift. We will cut other taxes. That's part of the proposal, and to say otherwise is hardly "The Truth of the Matter". Full Story

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    Chris Brown taken into custody after alleged gun incident at his home

    After a bizarre, hourslong standoff, L.A. police officers took Chris Brown into custody late Tuesday afternoon and said the singer would be arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.