COVID-19 pandemic

  • COVID-19 pandemic Jul 5

    Vermont Governor Allows Vote-By-Mail Bill to Become Law

    Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said Thursday he’s allowing a bill to allow mail in voting during the November presidential election to become law without his signature. In a letter to members of the Vermont Legislature, Scott said there appeared to be a technical problem with the law that creates an ambiguity in how the Secretary of State deals with...

  • COVID-19 pandemic Jun 13

    Vermont Legislature Gives Final Approval to Mail Voting

    The Vermont Legislature gave final approval Friday to a bill that will allow mail-in voting for the November presidential election in case the COVID-19 pandemic makes it too dangerous for people to go to the polls. The bill that had already been approved by the Senate passed the Democratically controlled House by a vote of 115-29 and now moves to…

  • COVID-19 pandemic Jun 7

    27 More Coronavirus Deaths, 304 New Cases as Mass. Begins Phase 2 Tomorrow

    Another 27 people with the new coronavirus in Massachusetts have died and 304 more cases have been identified, health officials said Sunday. The state’s death toll has risen to 7,316, while 103,436 people have now been diagnosed with the virus in the commonwealth, according to the state’s Department of Public Health’s daily report. More than 60-percent of the state’s deaths…

  • COVID-19 pandemic Jun 7

    Mass. Lawmakers Call for Pandemic Ban on Tear Gas

    The Massachusetts House and Senate chairs of the Joint Committee on Public Health and Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery on Friday sent an email to Gov. Charlie Baker and top public health and safety officials in the administration calling for a ban on the use of tear gar, pepper spray and rubber bullets during the COVID-19…

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