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Call to action: Leaders seek renewal of Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision

MONTPELIER - The celebration of Martin Luther King Day in the Capital City on Monday was marked by a new call to action in support of a revival of his Poor People's Campaign. Supporters of the civil rights leader attended the anniversary of his birth at a celebration at the Unitarian Church. The eve

TIMES-ARGUS - 2018-01-15 22:08:20

Leahy, Scott recommend Essex police chief for US Marshal

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy and Republican Vermont Governor Phil Scott have recommended to President Trump the Essex police chief as the state's next U.S. Marshal. The U.S. Marshals Service is responsible for capturing fugitives and sex offenders, managing federal priso

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-01-16 05:57:34

SJA Senior Named Vermont Presidential Scholar

The Vermont Agency of Education recently named St. Johnsbury Academy senior Andrew Hegarty, of St. Johnsbury, a Presidential Scholar. Each year, 10 boys and 10 girls from across the state of Vermont are awarded this honor for their academic achievement, outstanding leadership, and service to their c

CALEDONIAN RECORD-NEWS - 2018-01-15 10:00:00

Rutland student invites peers to political activism

A Vermont student is hoping to activate the spirit of political activism among her peers and invite them to join her in Montpelier this weekend for the March For Our Future rally. On Saturday, a group of Vermonters - many expected to be students, but not restricted to students - will meet at City Ha

TIMES-ARGUS - 2018-01-15 19:46:46

McClaughry: A state health insurance purchase mandate?

The House and Senate health care committee chairs in Montpelier are pondering new adventures in health care policy for 2018. High on their list is a Vermont individual insurance mandate. The mandate to purchase government-approved insurance has had a four-year run in Washington. It was made a corne

BENNINGTON BANNER - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

Trump criticism and calls to fight racism on MLK day

Martin Luther King III, right, with his wife Arndrea Waters, left, and their daughter Yolanda, 9, center, during their visit to the Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, Monday. AP PHOTOATLANTA - Martin Luther King Jr.'s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church whe

RUTLAND HERALD - 2018-01-16 00:30:00

Granite State College Earns Top Honors In 2018 U.S. News And World Report Rankings

CONCORD, NH - For the seventh consecutive year, Granite State College ranks in the top-100 of U.S. News & World Report's annual list of online degree programs. Nationwide, Granite State College ranks at #71 for its online bachelor's programs and #87 for its graduate business programs (non-MBA). More

CALEDONIAN RECORD-NEWS - 2018-01-15 10:00:00

Waterbury calls meeting on policing

WATERBURY - Voters have been warned of a special meeting Jan. 23, to consider funding a new policing services agreement with the Vermont State Police. It would be a pilot program in which state police would dedicate two "resident" troopers in town for local protection. Adopted unanimously during th

TIMES-ARGUS - 2018-01-15 19:04:38

Trial set after man's life sentence, conviction for alleged molestation gets reversed

Burgund EDWARDSVILLE - A judge Friday set a firm April 30 trial date for Michael Burgund, formerly of Alton, who is free on bond after the Fifth District Appellate Court reversed his conviction and life sentence for allegedly molesting two female household members, ages 2 and 3. Circuit Judge Kyle

TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-15 00:17:57

Alton-Wood River area hit with power outages Monday, most quickly restored

ALTON - Several hours after a power outage Monday morning, Ameren Illinois was still working to determine its cause. The outage affected about 5,200 customers on the east side of Alton and a portion of East Alton. "The outage started at 8:35 a.m.," said Brian Bretsch, Ameren Illinois communications

TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-15 22:27:47

Seventh annual Alton Restaurant Week features 21 local restaurants

ALTON - Looking for some winter comfort food? Then plan to take part in the food-filled dining adventure that is Alton Restaurant Week. Twenty one locally owned and operated restaurants in Alton, Bethalto, Godfrey and Grafton will kick off the seventh annual event Friday, Jan. 19 which runs for 10 d

TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-15 20:44:44

Alton's Halpin Music Co. moving from signature building to North Port Drive

For The Telegraph The business that now is Halpin Music Co., originally established as the F.W. Davis Piano Co., in 1895, derived its current name when Clem and Ann Halpin, who built and opened its current building in 1977 after purchasing the former Gould Music in the spring of 1961. Halpin Music h


Black Chamber of Commerce of Illinois charters in Alton

From left to right, the Black Chamber of Commerce of Illinois' founder and state President Anthony "Corey" Walker, of Decatur, the organization's Vice President Creola Davis, and Alton chapter President Rev. William Christopher Harris, of Alton. For The Telegraph Walker For The Telegraph Harris


Alton had $17,962,670 in construction in 2017, mayor expects growth in 2018

Volunteers from Jun Construction of Godfrey put up roof trusses and sheeting on the evolving concession and restroom building at Gordon F. Moore Park on Wednesday, Jan. 10. The $300,000 structure is one of 12 of the most significant projects for which the city issued a building permit in 2017. For


These are the schools closing Tuesday because of the cold

The bitter cold expected for Tuesday is causing a flurry of closings announced Monday evening. Schools that have announced that they will close Tuesday so far include: Collinsville Unit 10 Alton District 11 Roxana District 1 Edwardsville District 7 The Catholic Children's Home in Alton E

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-16 01:30:00

Our Past: Education in a changing world

The best curriculum in any educational institution always lags a bit behind the changing times. It is an impressive tribute to the Alton Board of Education that the Alton Community Unit School District is self-correcting, with its own inbuilt method of maintaining contemporaneity, season by season,

TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-15 19:24:13

Early morning gunfire leaves family with unanswered questions

What seemed like a normal Sunday morning turned into a terrifying wake up call, when a car pulled up to this family's home. "It sounded like an explosion. I thought something inside the house had burst, like a hot water heater or something like that," homeowner, Kevin Colborn said. The Colborns wer

KAKE TV - 2018-01-15 01:42:00

1 hurt in south Wichita shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Sedgwick County Dispatchers say crews are on the scene of a shooting in the 3800 block of east Cessna. Police got the call around 7:30 p.m. A eyewitness called 911 dispatchers to tell report a disturbance. The person told dispatchers that someone had been shot. One person has b

KWCH.COM - 2018-01-15 04:07:00

3 injured in S. Wichita building fire

A Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor tells us three people are injured at the scene of a fire at the Fleet Maintenance building at 3700 W. 30th Street South. One person was listed in critical condition. Two others received minor injuries, the dispatch supervisor says. ----- Crews with the Wichita

KWCH.COM - 2018-01-15 22:41:00

Wichita police investigating after drive-by shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) The Wichita Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting in the 1100 block of N. Denene. Police say the shooting happened at 7 a.m. on Sunday. Officers say someone shot at the front door of a family home. The family was home at the time of the shooting but no one was

KWCH.COM - 2018-01-15 02:14:00