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Proposed bill may legalize possession and sale of marijuana

Jill Vaglica

March 10, 2015

Filed under News, Vermont

Although marijuana possession was decriminalized in Vermont in 2013, one Vermont senator recently introduced a new bill to legalize both possession and distribution, according to a Feb. 18 press release by the Marijuana Policy Project . The bill, S. 95, introduced by Senator David Zuckerman, proposes the establishment of a...

SGA hosts debate for elections

SGA hosts debate for elections

February 24, 2015

Candidates in the upcoming Ward 1, Ward 8 and East District elections held their final debate Feb. 1...

Time off trouble for election

Time off trouble for election

February 17, 2015

For the Ward 1 and Ward 8 elections, absentee ballots may provide the majority of the votes March 3.Eugen...

City Council candidates show no ‘clear difference yet’ in platforms

John Riedel, Staff Writer

February 17, 2015

Filed under News, Vermont

With election day fast approaching, candidates said they have been busy registering as many voters as possible. For the Ward 8 seat, UVM alumnus Adam Roof is running against student Brock Gibian, who is taking a semester off from school. For the East District seat, Ward 1 City Council member Selene Colburn is running again...

Bill could legalize sale of marijuana

February 3, 2015

Filed under News, Vermont

A Vermont state senator introduced a bill this year to legalize recreational marijuana.Sen. David Zuckerman, at a pro-marijuana rally earlier this month, argued that it’s easier for most underage people to obtain unregulated marijuana than it is to get alcohol, which is regulated by the state. In legalizing recreational marijua...

New ‘taxi-hailing’ app launched

New ‘taxi-hailing’ app launched

January 13, 2015

A new taxi-hailing app launched in Burlington Dec. 10, joining the recent taxi-hailing app, Uber.Mar...

No smoking on Church Street

December 9, 2014

Filed under Vermont

A smoking ban approved by the Burlington City Council on four blocks of Church Street.The Burlington City Council met Nov. 10 to vote on the ban, which was passed 11 to 3, according to City Council members. Bianka Legrand of Ward 7 was in favor of the ban.The smoking ban will help families with small children feel more welcom...

‘BPD Brutality’ video goes viral online

Jill Vaglica

November 11, 2014

Filed under News, Vermont

A 54-second video titled “BPD Brutality” was posted to YouTube by senior Cody Weinberger Nov. 2, and has reached more than 69,000 views as of Monday night. The video depicts two officers, identified as Burlington Police Department Officers Ethan Czyzewski and Ryan Rabideau, restraining a man identified as 20-year-old S...

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