The first meeting between President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was closely watched by Canadians and border communities in the U.S. The public view of the leaders’ meeting is boosting confidence about future economic links between the two countries.
In the wake of a series of fatal accidents this winter, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have jointly issued a snowmobile safety advisory.
Vermont Republican Governor Phil Scott and state legislative leaders have introduced legislation that would clarify the duties of law enforcement in carrying out federal immigration tasks — and require that the governor first approve any local or state enforcement of federal immigration laws.
Since President Trump was inaugurated and Republicans obtained control of Congress, there has been heightened concern over future environmental policies. In response, advocacy groups are intensifying their grassroots organizing. Wednesday night, a coalition of Vermont groups held a webinar with Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss how to move forward on environmental issues without the support of the federal government.
An iconic symbol of the 1980 Winter Olympics was decommissioned this morning in Lake Placid. The scoreboard in the Herb Brooks Arena, where the U.S. beat the Soviet Union in the Miracle on Ice hockey game, was lowered from the rafters to be replaced.
An Iranian religion professor at Vermont's Middlebury College who has been doing research in his native country since last summer has returned home to Vermont after President Donald Trump's executive order created uncertainty about his travel plans.
Nearly 2,300 athletes are in the Lake Placid region this weekend for the 37th annual Empire State Winter Games, the largest amateur winter athletic sporting event in North America. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at the opening ceremonies Thursday evening.
Vermont Conservation Voters is an organization that works to elect environmentally minded individuals and advocates for environmental policy. It works each year with a coalition of 10 groups to create a Common Agenda of environmental priorities to present to lawmakers each session. The 2017 agenda, which focuses on toxic chemicals and renewable energy policy, was released this week at the Statehouse. Vermont Conservation Voters Political Director Lauren Hierl says as the agenda is crafted, pressing issues become clear.
A hearing Monday on a lawsuit challenging New York’s plan for a rail to trail transition along the Remsen to Lake Placid rail corridor was delayed after the judge requested more information pertaining to ownership of land along the route.
The debate over the constitutionality of President Trump’s immigration Executive Order flared last night when the acting Attorney General of the United States was fired after refusing to enforce the mandate. The debate between the Justice Department and the White House was occurring as Congressional Democrats gathered in front of the Supreme Court to protest what New York Senator Charles Schumer called an “inhumane” order. Among them was Vermont Representative Peter Welch, who earlier in the day was in Burlington condemning the president’s actions.