Taylor Dobbs

Digital Reporter

Taylor is VPR's digital reporter. After growing up in Vermont, he graduated with at BA in Journalism from Northeastern University in 2013.

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The Vermont Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is calling on the Vermont Supreme Court to overturn the conviction of a man who posted Ku Klux Klan flyers on the homes of two women of color in Burlington.

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The Vermont Department of Health unveiled a new proposal Wednesday that will limit the amount of opioid painkillers doctors can prescribe.

A lawsuit argued in Montpelier Tuesday will decide whether a key part of Vermont’s health care reform efforts is subject to the state’s public records law.

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South Burlington is planning to put a solar array on top of an old landfill to get renewable energy and financial savings out of a piece of land that can’t be used for much else, officials said Tuesday.

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Lawyers for 36-year-old Steven Bourgoin of Williston entered not guilty pleas on his behalf in response to all seven charges Bourgoin faces for allegedly causing a series of crashes on Interstate 89 Sunday morning, killing five teenagers and injuring a number of other people.

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The roughly 400 members of the Burlington Education Association voted “overwhelmingly” to go on strike if negotiations next week with the city’s school board don’t yield a negotiated settlement.

Green Mountain Power will collect millions of dollars from customers over the next year as reimbursement for costs that the company didn’t properly document for regulators, records show.

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Prosecutors have an arrest warrant for Steven Bourgoin and plan to charge him with a felony and misdemeanor in connection with the series of crashes on Interstate 89 in the early hours of Sunday morning that injured 10 people and left five teens dead.

The board of Porter Medical Center announced Friday morning that its members voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Fred Kniffin as permanent CEO. Kniffin has served as the Middlebury hospital’s interim CEO for the past six months.

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Prosecutors announced Thursday that a Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy will face no charges over the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Jesse Beshaw of Winooski last month.

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New campus safety data released Oct. 1 shows that the number of reported sexual assaults at Middlebury more than doubled from 2014 to 2015, while the University of Vermont and Dartmouth College both saw decreases in reported sexual assaults.

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Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Wednesday that the federal government gave preliminary approval to Vermont’s planned “all-payer” health care system. So, what is “all-payer,” and how does this fit in with everything else we’ve been hearing about health care?

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A group of Hinesburg residents opposed to the Vermont Gas pipeline to Addison County is bringing their fight to the Vermont Supreme Court. 

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Until Thursday, Jay Peak’s website still included a web page soliciting investments in Jay Peak’s EB-5-funded projects. The page was removed Thursday afternoon after VPR made inquiries about it.

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In a floor speech in the U.S. Senate Thursday, Sen. Patrick Leahy called on Congress to either reform the EB-5 immigrant investor program or do away with it all together.

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A transparency group is calling on authorities to release body camera footage from a fatal police shooting last week amid questions and controversy about the death of 29-year-old Winooski resident Jesse Beshaw.

Unemployment in Vermont was up slightly in August to 3.3 percent, according to the latest numbers from the Department of Labor.

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This week, Vermont Gas Systems got the final land rights needed in order to finish its pipeline to Addison County, though opponents of the project plan to appeal the decision.

Vermont Department of Corrections officials say they are investigating a suicide attempt by an inmate at Northwest State Correctional Facility in Swanton.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Scott released his “comprehensive blueprint for economic growth” on Tuesday, outlining the candidate’s policy proposals to help the state’s economy. The plan includes a number of detailed proposals for changes in the state’s tax policy, but lacks specifics in other areas like “clean and affordable energy.”