Every year around this time, we seem to find ourselves embroiled in some variation of the same debate: Is a particular song, film or TV special too problematic to remain part of the holiday canon?

A report issued last week by the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. and the Vermont State Colleges System shows a trend toward better completion rates and college retention in our state.

It’s Black Friday. Before the Thanksgiving leftovers have cooled, many Americans will already be braving massive crowds and long lines for a chance to snag that must-have item or door-busting deal. But even as the ostensible convenience and savings of big box stores and online retail giants …

The cold has settled in over Vermont, and a few days of flurries and squalls have covered much of the state in a blanket of white. The leaves are long gone, and Christmas tree farms across the state are putting out signs in preparation for choose and cut. This week, families packed up belong…

Maine Democrat Jared Golden was declared the winner of that state’s 2nd Congressional District race Thursday following a historic tabulation of ballots using ranked-choice voting.

A new Gallup measure shows President Trump at 38 percent approval, 56 percent disapproval. The last time he had a lower approval number, according to Gallup, was the week of Feb. 18, when his approval/disapproval was 37/59.

Sunday is Veterans Day. It originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.

The 81st annual meeting of the Rutland Economic Development Corporation on Tuesday featured the changing face of the Rutland economy. That change has been years in coming, but the current and future story of Rutland’s economy will feature the people, not the place. And this comprehensive cha…

It is easy, after the years of scandals that have emerged within the Catholic Church, to be critical and even judgmental when it comes to promises being made under the guise of progress.

Election season always brings up issues most relevant to Vermonters. Over the last few weeks, The Times Argus and Rutland Herald have been presenting articles, profiles, letters and commentaries to highlight where candidates (and their opponents and critics) stand on the issues.

The Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules has received support from attorneys general of Texas, Arkansas and Nebraska. They are all Republicans.

At a time when LGBTQ equality has come under attack by those in the highest levels of government, it is encouraging to see that communities around the nation, and especially here in Vermont, continue to champion equality rights.

Millennials often get a bad rap. But for all the grief they take for being “on screens” all of the time or living at home, their activism may be having a measurable effect on the world. That’s a very good thing.

Days after Saturday Night Live made a mockery of Vermont’s “whiteness” in a comedy sketch about racism, the membership of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns has approved two resolutions that tackle head-on the systemic racism that seems to be afflicting the state.

The United States needs a major reform of its political system. A democracy should reflect the will of the people. That has not been happening, and it appears to only be worsening.

The audience cheered. They cheered as the president of the United States mocked the account of a woman who has accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sex assault — a witness he previously called “credible.” They cheered.