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Young Professionals, Check Out the Work Climate Here

New England dominates Scholaroo's best states for workers trying to establish their careers

(Newser) - If you've just graduated or are graduating soon and are looking for a place to jump-start your career, some states offer more in the way of job markets and affordable living. Scholaroo attempts to flesh out which US states are the best for today's young professionals, using nearly...

Having a Baby Soon? One State Outranks the Others

Massachusetts tops WalletHub's list, while Mississippi comes in last

(Newser) - If your future plans include starting a family and you're open to a move (or wondering whether your current location is ideal), WalletHub has some insights. The site looked at all 50 states and the District of Columbia, not only on the issue of costs tied to having a...

TV Anchor Reveals 'Painful Secret' She's Been Harboring

Heidi Voight reveals her mom was murdered via strangulation in February

(Newser) - In the weeks after NBC Connecticut news anchor Heidi Voight announced her mother's death in February, a lot went unsaid. As Voight revealed Monday , per CBS News , "I have been carrying this painful secret: My mother's death was not natural, nor peaceful. My mother was murdered, violently,...

Vermont Could Be Staring Down a Decade-Long Recovery

Flooding 'devastation is far reaching' in the state

(Newser) - Vermont residents got their first good look at the devastation caused by what's purported to be the worst flooding in the state in nearly a century on Wednesday as Mother Nature offered a brief break in rain. Venturing outside of drenched homes, in some cases for the first time...

'It's Really Troubling When Your Fire Station Is Underwater'

More than 100 rescued in Vermont floods

(Newser) - More than 100 people have been rescued during severe flooding in Vermont but there have been no reports of death or injuries, authorities say. Michael Cannon, the Vermont urban search and rescue program coordinator, said Tuesday that 117 people and 17 animals have been rescued and more than 60 flooded...

In a First, Montpelier's Dam Threatens to Overflow

Residents of Vermont capital advised to seek higher ground in their homes just in case

(Newser) - In a sign of just bad the flooding might get in Vermont's capital of Montpelier, police are urging residents to head to the upper floors of their homes, reports . The reason? The nearby Wrightsville Dam, built in 1935, is almost at capacity. "This has never happened...

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Flash floods could continue in northeast, while South, West brace for extreme heat

(Newser) - A storm that brought deadly flooding to parts of New York state on Sunday devastated Vermont on Monday, washing out roads and forcing people from their homes. More than 50 people were rescued from flood waters after some locations saw more than six inches of rain, or more than the...

19-Year-Old Officer Killed in Car Chase

Jessica Ebbighausen worked on the force in Rutland, Vermont

(Newser) - A Vermont police officer was killed and two other officers were injured when a burglary suspect crashed into two police cruisers pursuing him, Vermont State Police said. Rutland City Police Officer Jessica Ebbighausen, 19, was killed on Friday afternoon, per the AP . The crash happened as police chased a vehicle...

Vermont Shells Out $16.5M in Massive Fraud Case

Settlement to foreign investors at Jay Peak ski resort will be paid out over three years

(Newser) - The state of Vermont has agreed to pay $16.5 million to settle all pending and potential lawsuits from foreign investors in development projects at the Jay Peak resort, the ski area that was shaken by a massive fraud case involving its former owner and president, officials said this week....

This Is the Most Patriotic State in America

Virginia is for lovers (of the US), per WalletHub, while Arkansas needs to muster up more affection

(Newser) - It's the biggest holiday of the American summer, and flags are waving. As Americans light their grills and prepare to watch the Fourth's fireworks, WalletHub susses out which states are the most patriotic. To figure out where citizens are most likely to be decked out in their red,...

Alleged Killer of Mother, Grandfather Is Dead Now, Too

Nathan Carman of Vermont found dead in prison while awaiting trial

(Newser) - A 29-year-old Vermont man has died in prison while awaiting trial in the high-profile death of his mother . Nathan Carman was found dead in his cell at a federal prison in Keene, New Hampshire, reports WMUR . He was alone at the time, and authorities have not revealed the cause of...

Vermont Drops Residency Rule From Assisted Suicide Law

Move is a US first

(Newser) - Vermont on Tuesday became the first state in the country to change its medically assisted suicide law to allow terminally ill people from out of state to take advantage of it to end their lives. Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed the bill that removes the residency requirement for the decades-old...

Five Adults Charged in Fight During Basketball Game

Counts don't involve death of one of the brawl participants

(Newser) - Five adults have been charged with misdemeanor assault in connection with a brawl during a middle school basketball game, Vermont State Police said, but they won't face charges related to the death of a 60-year-old man two hours later. Russell Giroux, who was involved in the fight, had an...

School That Quit Tournament Over Trans Player Hit With Ban

Mid Vermont Christian School is 'disappointed,' plans to appeal

(Newser) - A Christian school in Vermont that pulled its girls basketball team out of a state tournament because an opposing team had a transgender player won't be taking part in any other tournaments. The Vermont Principals’ Association, the state's governing body for school sports, ruled that Mid Vermont Christian...

This Is the Best US State for Women

Vermont is No. 1, while Oklahoma comes in last in WalletHub's rankings

(Newser) - It's Women's History Month , and what better way to celebrate the occasion than to offer some leads on tracking down the best places for women to live. WalletHub has done much of the legwork, looking at more than two dozen metrics for all 50 states and DC in...

A 52-Year-Old Piece of Evidence Leads to Killer

Vermont police say Rita Curran was killed by her upstairs neighbor

(Newser) - A cigarette butt was found next to 24-year-old Rita Curran's body in 1971. Some 52 years later, it would unmask her killer. The Washington Post reports that officials in Burlington, Vermont, on Tuesday said genetic genealogy has identified the late William DeRoos as the killer. He and his then-wife...

This Is the Most Educated State in America

Way to go, Massachusetts, according to WalletHub's latest rankings

(Newser) - A good education leads to better jobs, and who wouldn't want that opportunity? How long you're immersed in schooling, and where you get it, can make all the difference. WalletHub looked at all 50 states to determine which provide the best education, analyzing 18 metrics in two main...

3 Men Die on a Not-So-Frozen Vermont Lake

Officials are now warning people off the ice, perhaps thinner than usual due to warm temps

(Newser) - Heading out onto frozen Lake Champlain is a popular winter activity among Vermonters, but state officials are now warning people away from the ice after three men died on the lake since last week, reports NPR . Per a report from Vermont State Police, the first man to fall through the...

These Are the Best, Worst States for Jobs

Washington tops WalletHub's list; West Virginia comes in last

(Newser) - After a tumultuous couple of years marred by the pandemic, the job market is looking up, with many employers eagerly seeking new workers for their payrolls. Conditions for the job hunt are better in some states than in others, and WalletHub is here to break it all down. The site...

Employee Who Cut Fluoride Without Telling Town Resigns

And also alleges levels were low for more than 10 years

(Newser) - A town employee who quietly lowered the fluoride in a Vermont community's drinking water for years has resigned—and is asserting that the levels had actually been low for much longer than believed, the AP reports. Richmond water superintendent Kendall Chamberlin disclosed in his five-page resignation letter, submitted Monday,...

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