Vermont says ‘tis the season’ to hike texting fines

By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org As Old Man Winter swoops into Vermont, the state government wants to be sure drivers are paying attention. “Our crews just completed a weekend marathon of plowing, and are now here preparing for the next storm to arrive,” announced Gov. Peter Shumlin at a press conference Tuesday. “And as hard as they work plowing snow, they […]

Free Trade in North America Turns 21 Years Old. Is Free Travel next?

Embracing Free Trade and Movement Would Be a Bold Step Forward By Yaël Ossowski | PanAm Post For outsiders who visit the European continent, they’re quite amazed at the sight of impediment-free travel between countries. Traveling between Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, and more, one can cross borders without papers and without the questioning of […]

Bitcoin politician wants to upgrade democracy in Vermont

By Yaël Ossowski | Vermont Watchdog When Jeremy Hansen ran for political office in 2012, he had no idea his candidacy would spark imaginations across the country. The assistant professor of computer science at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., ran for the Vermont state Senate for Washington County on a bold platform of using online technology to ask every citizen their view on a particular […]

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