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    • Saving Face
    • Saving Face

      Before BT, Burlington's moneyman had a rep for frugal financial management
      Recent headlines have acquainted many Vermonters with the “bad” Jonathan Leopold. He’s the one who, as Burlington’s chief administrative officer, misappropriated $17 million in taxpayer…
    • On Borrowed Time?
    • On Borrowed Time?

      Could financial markets and federal regs spell doom for VSAC?
      Since its creation in 1965, the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation has made itself an indispensable college prep resource for students, parents and lawmakers by…
    • Buying the Farm
    • Buying the Farm

      At Vermont's biggest auction of the year, another dairy family calls it quits
      On the day that Ken and Carol Borland’s lives changed forever, hundreds of pickups jockeyed for space outside the couple’s West Glover homestead. Hulking…
    • Gonna Eat Them Words

      Fair Game
      Just days after the historic veto override that made same-sex marriages legal in Vermont, it was back to business as usual under Montpelier’s Golden Dome.…
    • Truth or Dare?

      Fair Game
      Well, there you have it. Vermont has become the first state in the nation — once again — to advance the civil rights of gays…
    • Sanders, Economists Differ on Financial Crisis' Impact

      Returning to a theme familiar to Vermonters, Sanders sees the financial crisis as a rich-poor issue. When you deregulate, Sanders said, you allow these financial wheeler-dealers... to play around with trillions of dolllars.
      Last week, a few prominent Vermonters offered strikingly different views on the nation’s financial crisis and what it means for the future of capitalism in…
    • Welfare Kings

      Fair Game
      This week Congress will debate the Bush administration's proposed $700 billion bailout of the high-flying Wall Street financiers who made some really, really bad decisions.…
    • Like Oil and Water

      Fair Game
      Think a single Vermont politician or party has the answer to rising gas and home heating prices? Think again. But anyone who's pulled up to…
    • Factory Fallout
    • Factory Fallout

      Former employees reflect on an outsourced economy
      On Labor Day 2007, many Vermonters will go through a practiced, patriotic schlep: banners, barbecue, and so forth. But those who once worked in…

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