Welch Optimistic On Campaign Finance Legislation

Congressman Peter Welch is supporting campaign finance reform legislation that would apply to the 2010 elections. He says the bill is needed to counteract the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows unlimited spending to influence a political campaign.

Midday Newscast: July 24, 2008

Heavy rain is expected to continue sweeping across the region this afternoon; an Iraq war veteran formally announced his campaign for the U.S. House;  the Vermont National Guard is being recognized in Washington for its program to help veterans who return from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; Andrew Wheating prepares to head off to the Olympics.

Interview: Dan DeWalt, on Brattleboro’s Indictment Resolution

This Tuesday on Town Meeting Day, Brattleboro residents will be voting on a ballot article that has caused some controversy around the country. The resolution calls for the indictment of President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, for what it says are crimes against the U.S. Constitution, such as the sanctioning of torture and illegal wiretapping. One of those involved in getting the indictment resolution placed on the ballot is Dan DeWalt. DeWalt is a Selectman from Newfane who, in 2006, introduced an Impeachment Resolution at Town Meeting. He spoke with VPR’s Neal Charnoff.    

First day of new border rules goes smoothly

On the first day for new identification procedures at the Vermont-Quebec border, traffic flowed smoothly. Customs officials said almost everyone entering the United States on Thursday had the proper documents to prove who they were.