Senator Patrick Leahy wants to hear from current and former members of the Bush
administration about their involvement in the firings of 8 US Attorneys last
winter. And Leahy says they can’t hide behind executive privilege anymore.
Even in the dog days of August, there’s news happening across the region. This week’s stories ranged from violent storms to state efforts to computerize medical records. There was also scrutiny of police use of Tasers and Senator Patrick Leahy’s reaction to the resignation of Presidential advisor Karl Rove.
Here’s a look back at some of the voices in the week’s news:
Senator Patrick Leahy says Karl Rove’s decision to step down at the end of this month doesn’t change Rove’s legal status with the Senate Judiciary committee; archaeologists delving into the history of the Lake Champlain shoreline are looking for some help from residents of Addison County; getting cell phone service in rural parts of New England may soon become more difficult and expensive; a hiking trail system in northern New Hampshire is gaining newfound popularity after warnings it might have to close.