Shy of a felony conviction, it’s really hard to lose your badge in Vermont. (Vermont Public Radio)
This real-time map shows the current status of 250+ school districts undergoing consolidation.
Vermont police must record the race of every driver they pull over. So, where’s the data? (Seven Days)
Backlog of IT upgrades reaches $1 billion as state pays off obsolete technology. (Vermont Public Radio)
At the Northeast Kingdom International Airport, flights remain domestic and developers are pressed for time.
435 square miles of lake, 630 metric tons of phosphorus and one controversial plan to clean it up.
A roving band of entrepreneurs sets out to do for economic development what the public sector can’t.
The fate of Vermont’s online health insurance exchange will be determined by whether or not a new contractor meets a series of deadlines this fall for improved functionality. But it turns out a lot more than just Vermont Health Connect is riding on those deadlines. Other major health care IT projects are sitting in limbo indefinitely, until state resources now consumed by fixing Vermont Health Connect get freed up.
Without easy narratives that match familiar story schema, policy and regulation are deemed too dull or too dense to fit within a click-driven, deadline-oriented news cycle. And that’s a problem.
Data-driven journalism isn’t always about numbers. Structuring information like data also allows for keen analysis — and may reveal a virtual quarry of stories to mine.