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The politics of memes: How Biden and Trump are fighting each other on the internet

Jun. 18, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it’s a grinning Joe Biden as “Dark Brandon” or Donald Trump’s face superimposed onto a scene from HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” both presidential campaigns this year have embraced digital memes, the lingua franca of social media. The campaigns of...

Vermont Legislature overrides governor, passing overdose prevention, renewable energy, tax measures

Jun. 17, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

The Democratic-controlled Vermont Legislature on Monday overturned a number of the Republican governor's vetoes, passing measures to prevent drug overdoses, restrict a pesticide that's toxic to bees and to require state utilities to source all renewable energy by 2035. But the...

Vermont Legislature overrides governor and passes a law allowing for the creation of a drug overdose prevention center

Jun. 17, 2024 17:13 PM EDT
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Legislature overrides governor and passes a law allowing for the creation of a drug overdose prevention center.

Vermont governor vetoes data privacy bill, saying state would be most hostile to businesses

Jun. 14, 2024 12:59 PM EDT

Vermont’s governor has vetoed a broad data privacy bill that would have been one of the strongest in the country to crack down on companies’ use of online personal data by letting consumers file civil lawsuits against companies that break certain privacy rules. Republican Gov....

Man shot and killed by Vermont State Police trooper outside home in Orange

Jun. 12, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

ORANGE, Vt. (AP) — A man was shot and killed by a Vermont state trooper outside a home in Orange on Wednesday, police said. State police said they are investigating and have released few details. The man was shot around 1:25 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the...

Young bear spotted relaxing on a hammock in a Vermont yard

Jun. 12, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

WAITSFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Noah and Kristen Dweck have seen a number of black bears around their home in Vermont but this was a first: a bear relaxing on their hammock. Noah Dweck took iPhone video of two young bears in their yard in Waitsfield on Tuesday with one sitting on the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 07, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Portland Press Herald. May 31, 2024. Editorial: Fearlessness of exactly the wrong kind from Sen. Susan Collins In attempting to undermine the judicial system and fanning the flames of anti-establishment rabble-rousing and worse, the senator has nailed her colors to...

2 killed, 3 injured when stolen SUV crashes during pursuit in Vermont

Jun. 01, 2024 10:08 AM EDT

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A high-speed police pursuit ended with a stolen sport utility vehicle crashing and overturning, killing two people and injuring three other occupants, state police said. At least one of the vehicle's occupants brandished a gun during the theft of the Ford...

Vermont governor vetoes pilot safe injection site intended to prevent drug overdoses

May. 31, 2024 15:59 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s governor has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the creation of a pilot overdose prevention center in the state's largest city of Burlington, including a safe injection site where people could use narcotics under the supervision of trained staff and be...

Vermont becomes 1st state to enact law requiring oil companies pay for damage from climate change

May. 31, 2024 08:31 AM EDT
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont becomes 1st state to enact law requiring oil companies pay for damage from climate change.