Same-sex marriage and civil unions

A new commission has released a report that studies whether equality has been achieved between marriage and civil unions. The commission chair explains the findings, recommendations and next steps for the legal status of same-sex couples in Vermont. Also, President Jack Neuhauser of Saint Michael’s College on the pope’s message to Catholic educators, and summer snack shacks and creemee stands re-open for the season.

Affording College in Vermont

A college freshman at UVM can expect to pay $10,422 in tuition this year. That’s up 7% from a year ago, and it’s 68% higher than the national average. A new study by the College Board cites Vermont’s four-year public colleges as having the highest tuition rates in the country. We look at why the numbers are so high, and what’s being done to try to reverse the trend.