New gun laws protect domestic violence victims

By KAREN TRONSGARD-SCOTT As summer fades into fall, our focus shifts. We turn from growing our gardens to harvesting them, and from beach time to school bus time. In the world of politics and policies, fall also brings new implementation of laws that were passed during last year’s legislative session. This year, this means good… Read More »

Barlow: Want to help business? Raise the minimum wage

By DANIEL BARLOW Want to hear something obvious? Raising the minimum wage increases the take-home pay for low-income workers without hurting job growth. That’s not just a sound bite from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. It’s now a proven economic fact. A study released this month from the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at UC… Read More »

New citizens can keep old allegiances

To the Editor: Please note that upon becoming a U.S. citizen by naturalization, most applicants do not lose the citizenship of their home country contrary to “Aboard Ticonderoga, Vermonters become new American citizens” (The Citizen, Sept. 20). Based on the U.S. Department of State regulation of dual citizenship, the Supreme Court of the U.S. has stated… Read More »