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Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 09, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 8, 2022. Editorial: Plenty of blame on CT health insurance increases In the end, the insurance rate increases approved by the state Insurance Department were not as high as had been feared. They will still take a toll on struggling...

Vermont settles abuse and neglect charges with care homes

Sep. 01, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont attorney general’s office has reached a settlement with the operator of four residential care homes in the Rutland area over allegations it failed to properly train staff and adequately document and monitor the delivery of services. In its...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 12, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. August 11, 2022. Editorial: Black bears are here to stay. We need to learn to live with them. West Hartford resident Bill Priest said it best: “I was in total shock.” And let’s all be honest with each other, how else would you...

Omar ekes out House primary win over centrist in Minnesota

Aug. 10, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, a member of the progressive Squad, eked out a closer-than-expected Democratic primary victory Tuesday against a centrist challenger who questioned the incumbent's support for the “defund the police" movement. The evening went far...

Balint wins Vermont's Democratic primary for US House

Aug. 09, 2022 23:15 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The leader of Vermont's state Senate, Becca Balint, won the Democratic Party primary on Tuesday for Vermont's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, meaning she could become the first woman and the first openly gay person to represent the state in Congress. ...

Liam Madden wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Vermont's 1st Congressional District.

Aug. 09, 2022 22:19 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Liam Madden wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Vermont's 1st Congressional District.

Becca Balint wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Vermont's 1st Congressional District.

Aug. 09, 2022 20:52 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Becca Balint wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Vermont's 1st Congressional District.

Phil Scott wins Republican nomination for governor in Vermont primary election.

Aug. 09, 2022 20:09 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Phil Scott wins Republican nomination for governor in Vermont primary election.

Progressive and centrist Dems battle for Vermont House seat

Aug. 06, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Molly Gray and Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint are the leading candidates in a Democratic U.S. House primary that could make either of them the first female member of Vermont’s congressional delegation. Gray has the backing of the centrist...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 21, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...