Vermont House Balks At Failure To Protect Law
The Vermont House of Representatives has turned down a Senate measure that would allow the prosecution of parents who fail to protect their children. Some citing a recent BuzzFeed News investigation, worry it would lead to the imprisonment of battered women.
Vermont Debates Protection For Battered Women In New Child Abuse Bill
Vermont’s lawmakers are considering whether to create a criminal law against parents who fail to protect their children. A BuzzFeed News investigation exposed how such laws have led to long prison sentences for battered women in other states.
Insane Footage Of Historic Flooding In Vermont
No more joking about Irene being a non-event. The governor says the flooding in central and southern Vermont is the worst in over a century. A dozen bridges have been washed away, tens of thousands are without power, and at least two are dead in the tiny New England state. If you'd like to help Vermont and the many other victims of Irene, please make a donation to the Red Cross.
Flooding In Vermont Destroys Historic Covered Bridge
Vermont was hit hard by flooding as a result of Hurricane Irene, with roads, bridges, homes and vehicles being washed away by some of the most intense flood waters the state has ever seen. This footage shows the Bartonsville Covered Bridge, a historic landmark built in 1870, being washed away.