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June 6, 2012 | By David Horsey
BRATTLEBORO, VT. -- Sunday morning, I was having breakfast at a funky café that prides itself on organic food and the languid preparation thereof. With time to observe the locals passing by, I came to an epiphany about why this green wedge of America feels so unique: Vermont is what the whole country would be like if the hippie ideals of the 1960s and '70s had matured and taken root everywhere. By this I do not mean the state is just a big groovy commune. The cultural differences are subtle.
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June 6, 2012 | By David Horsey
BRATTLEBORO, VT. -- Sunday morning, I was having breakfast at a funky café that prides itself on organic food and the languid preparation thereof. With time to observe the locals passing by, I came to an epiphany about why this green wedge of America feels so unique: Vermont is what the whole country would be like if the hippie ideals of the 1960s and '70s had matured and taken root everywhere. By this I do not mean the state is just a big groovy commune. The cultural differences are subtle.
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NEWS
May 5, 2001 | From Reuters
A U.S. federal appeals court will hear arguments Monday on the constitutionality of Vermont's campaign spending limits in a case that supporters of the restrictions say could have a dramatic effect on campaign financing across the country. The case, which will be heard by a three-judge panel of the U.S.
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May 24, 2001 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just last week, this was an obscure little state with cows, cold weather and a paltry three electoral votes. Now Vermont is the apex of this country's political universe. "Imagine that," mused David Frattalone, a jeweler in this cozy capital. "Our little Vermont." Frattalone, like many across the state, is closely following speculation that one of Vermont's U.S. senators, James M.
NEWS
April 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
A bill that would create the closest thing in America to gay marriage won preliminary approval in the state Senate on Tuesday after a debate watched by people wearing either white ribbons or pink stickers to show where they stood. The 19-11 vote came after the Senate defeated two proposed constitutional amendments designed to outlaw same-sex marriage. The bill will be up for final approval in the Senate today.
NEWS
October 31, 1990 | NANCY DAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Vermont, once known for its rock-ribbed Republicanism, sent Mr. Smith to Washington two years ago--but may replace him with a socialist. Newspaper polls in the Green Mountain State show a dead heat between Peter Smith, 45, a moderate Republican with a strong record on the environment and education, and Bernard Sanders, 49, an independent-socialist and the former mayor of Burlington, for the state's only seat in the U.S. House.
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May 24, 2001 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just last week, this was an obscure little state with cows, cold weather and a paltry three electoral votes. Now Vermont is the apex of this country's political universe. "Imagine that," mused David Frattalone, a jeweler in this cozy capital. "Our little Vermont." Frattalone, like many across the state, is closely following speculation that one of Vermont's U.S. senators, James M.
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March 4, 1996 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Good morning, Burlington. It's 16 degrees and sunny. Another beautiful day." The driver of the Ford Explorer with Indiana plates clicked off the radio. He turned south on I-89, snow and mountains all about, his journey through the frozen north country part of a lonely, faltering quest. His passenger in the front seat, Sen. Richard G.
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January 23, 1999 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the nonprofit Peace and Justice Center here, wedged between the Laura Ashley and Eddie Bauer stores on a main street that bans cars and blasts taped classical music, Rocky Steeves and Kathy Bouton were discussing their state's junior senator. "He's a different kind of Republican," said Steeves, 30, of the legislator who is suddenly in the national glare as a potential swing vote in President Clinton's Senate impeachment trial. "He's a good Republican," agreed Bouton, 47.
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July 15, 1992 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wait a minute. Isn't that a "Perot for President" bumper sticker on Bob Burnor's Chrysler, next to the red-and-white rectangle that says, simply, "Bernie"? Isn't one of those guys a conservative multi-billionaire from Texas who is making his political debut with a push for the White House? Isn't that other guy a socialist who has made a career of disdaining the rich? Does it matter that Ross Perot and Rep.
NEWS
May 5, 2001 | From Reuters
A U.S. federal appeals court will hear arguments Monday on the constitutionality of Vermont's campaign spending limits in a case that supporters of the restrictions say could have a dramatic effect on campaign financing across the country. The case, which will be heard by a three-judge panel of the U.S.
NEWS
April 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
A bill that would create the closest thing in America to gay marriage won preliminary approval in the state Senate on Tuesday after a debate watched by people wearing either white ribbons or pink stickers to show where they stood. The 19-11 vote came after the Senate defeated two proposed constitutional amendments designed to outlaw same-sex marriage. The bill will be up for final approval in the Senate today.
NEWS
March 4, 1996 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Good morning, Burlington. It's 16 degrees and sunny. Another beautiful day." The driver of the Ford Explorer with Indiana plates clicked off the radio. He turned south on I-89, snow and mountains all about, his journey through the frozen north country part of a lonely, faltering quest. His passenger in the front seat, Sen. Richard G.
NEWS
October 31, 1990 | NANCY DAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Vermont, once known for its rock-ribbed Republicanism, sent Mr. Smith to Washington two years ago--but may replace him with a socialist. Newspaper polls in the Green Mountain State show a dead heat between Peter Smith, 45, a moderate Republican with a strong record on the environment and education, and Bernard Sanders, 49, an independent-socialist and the former mayor of Burlington, for the state's only seat in the U.S. House.
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January 13, 2004 | Stephen Braun, Times Staff Writer
The governor of Vermont was gone, felled by a heart attack while cleaning his swimming pool. Word came from the Statehouse in a somber phone call to Howard Dean's medical office in the Burlington suburb of Shelburne. It was 8:30 a.m., Aug. 14, 1991. Gov. Richard Snelling was dead and Lt. Gov. Dean was now in charge. Frozen at his desk, Dean hyperventilated. He gasped for long seconds until he drew on the armor of self-possession he used with patients.
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