VERMONT

Coverage of Vermont from New England Public Radio, NPR, and other NPR stations.

As Bernie Sanders seeks to broaden his national appeal among the black and Latino voters who would be critical to his success in a 2020 presidential campaign, the white senator from Vermont is struggling to improve a complicated relationship with racial justice leaders in his own backyard.

Vermont's full congressional delegation — Rep. Peter Welch and Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders — issued a joint statement objecting to the U.S. Border Patrol's plan to operate checkpoints deep within the state of Vermont, potentially up to 100 miles from the Canadian border. 

Imagine your cousin calls and tells you he wants to move to your town. If you like your cousin, you might say, "Come visit! I’ll show you the sites, pass around your resume and have you meet some of my friends."

It's not a cousin connection, but a new program in Vermont called Stay to Stay works much the same way. 

A federal attorney in Vermont has reportedly dropped an investigation into a land deal made by Jane O'Meara Sanders, the wife of independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

A polling place in Hadley, Massachusetts on Election Day, November 6, 2018.
Jill Kaufman / NEPR

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