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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

    Letter to the editor: Vermonters should be heard by PSB

    08/24/2016 01:14 PM EDT
    Vermonters should be heard by PSB A federal judge ordered our Vermont Public Service Board to let citizens exercise our First-Amendment rights to attend their recent hearing that they had attempted to close to the public. Unwilling to eject any disorderly citizens, they instead closed this hearing to all but six citizens admitted by police to an out-of-town venue behind a security fence: avoiding 
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    Letter to the editor: Republican leaders should denounce Trump
    08/19/2016 11:46 AM EDT - Republican leaders should denounce Trump In my opinion, there is an urgency facing this nation with Donald Trump being the nominee for the Republican Party. I am dismayed that certain Republican leaders have not step up to the plate with courage to not only address Trump but his followers as well. It is my notion leaders like John McCain and Paul Ryan are putting their hold on to power before Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Bottom's up approach to welfare reform
    08/19/2016 11:44 AM EDT - Bottom's up approach to welfare reform American poverty has remained at the same level for decades despite public assistance/welfare spending over a trillion dollars annually. There are 80 programs whose costs are escalating annually without eliminating dependency on government. This doesn't include additional state welfare initiatives. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Any fool can criticize
    08/19/2016 11:40 AM EDT - Any fool can criticize After listening to Donald Trump, I am reminded of Ben Franklin's words: "Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain and most fools do." —Hank Ryan Shaftsbury Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Red Cross blood drive thank you
    08/19/2016 11:37 AM EDT - Red Cross blood drive thank you The Red Cross Blood Drive held in July was a success where we went over our goal, surprisingly. We apologize to those who walked in to donate and had a long waiting time. Thank you to all the faithful blood donors and to the Catholic Daughters from St. Paul's and to BBA for the use of the cafeteria. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Shame on Twitter user
    08/19/2016 11:35 AM EDT - Shame on Twitter user Racists and their unwillingness to see beyond skin color are, quite simply, morons. Mr. Misch's inability to understand that some people can perform at a level somewhere above base principles exposes his own intellectual weakness. Shame on him. — David Crowley Bennington Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Twitter comments don't reflect Vermont values
    08/19/2016 11:31 AM EDT - Comments don't reflect Vermont values I have read with disgust on Kiah Morris' Facebook page and in the Banner the thoughts (I use the term loosely) of Max Misch. This person in no way represents the views of the majority of Vermonters. He is a racist, plain and simple. I feel dirty knowing that I breathe the same air he does. Full Story

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    Is Amber Heard seeing Elon Musk?

    Amber Heard and Elon Musk have reportedly been seen in public recently which, if true, was something Musk apparently sought after meeting her in 2013.