Here's what's happening in Vermont news and politics this week. Got a newsworthy event for next week's calendar? Email by Friday to submit.
Monday, April 15
At 10 a.m., Burlington bigwigs (mayor, police chief) and law enforcement will hold a press conference at the U.S. Attorney's office in Burlington on the "heroin epidemic," which has rather suddenly replaced prescription opiates as the scourge of Vermont.
That whole assault-weapons ban in Burlington thing? The city council's charter change committee takes it up today. At the very convenient time of 11:30 a.m. in city hall.
Vermont's health care reform is important — but damn confusing. Hear Mark Larson, director of the Office of Health Care Access, explain it live at 5:25 on Channel 17.
Rest of the week after the break...
Tuesday, April 16
At 12:45 a panel sponsored by the Sierra Club and Vermont Law School (and moderated by VTDigger's Anne Galloway) debates ridgeline wind power. At VLS in South Royalton.
At 1:30, there's yet another hearing in Burlington in the federal death penalty case against accused murderer Michael Jacques, regarding a dispute over discovery materials.