Mark Davis

Managing Editor of News

Mark Davis has spent more than a decade working as a reporter in Vermont, focusing on both daily and long-form stories. Prior joining VPR as assistant news director, he worked for five years at Seven Days, the alt-weekly in Burlington, where he won national awards for his criminal justice reporting. Before that, he spent nine years at the Valley News, where won state and national awards for his coverage of the criminal justice system, Topical Storm Irene, and other topics. He has also served as a producer and editor for the Rumblestrip podcast. He graduated from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

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Plans for a pandemic Town Meeting Day. Plus, painting a portrait of Alexander Twilight, possible compensation for certain farming practices, a large conservation project, and COVID-19 numbers.

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An argument for decriminalizing drug use in Vermont. Plus, vaccinated visitation, vaccines for those 65 and up, and the plan in Quebec.

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Kirby’s Town Meeting. Plus, a call for more equitable vaccine distribution, Vermont State Colleges consolidation, and COVID-19 numbers.

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Senator Bernie Sanders on the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill making its way through congress. Plus, school enrollment, a gun law upheld, and COVID-19 numbers.

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A rise in truancy in the pandemic. Plus, JAGFest turns theatre into radio plays, COVID-19 numbers, and a proposed moose hunt.

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Possible solutions for Vermont’s internet inequities. Plus, a call to decriminalize drug possession, COVID-19 numbers, and another pitfall in the Burlington mall redevelopment project.

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A history of skiing in Vermont. Plus, COVID-19 case numbers, vaccination rollout, and wildlife for your Wednesday.

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An interview with Bradford author Alexander Chee and a going-out-of-business sale at a jewelry store in Barre.

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What Black History Month means in 2021. Plus, COVID-19 numbers, wintering deer, and train-related bonus data.

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A 111-year-old covered bridge collapsed last weekend. Plus, COVID-19 numbers, a variant detected, and a call for a formal apology for the state’s role in the eugenics movement.

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The difficulties of court proceedings during the pandemic. Plus, a mascot change, a possible update to Vermont’s sexual assault law, and COVID-19 numbers.

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Herbicide runoff in Vermont waterways. Plus, COVID-19 case and vaccination updates, and a grocery chain merger.

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A select board member resigned following racist, sexist, classist harassment from Hartford residents. And uncovering the history of the first Black sheriff in Vermont.

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Persistent racial disparities in turnover and pay for state government employees, and what can be done about it. Plus, electric vehicles, a legal settlement on Burlington’s pit, and COVID-19 numbers.

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Rutland High School needs a new mascot, but what will it be? And will the board approve? Plus, free speech, Act 250 review, and COVID-19 numbers.

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An effort to create a third interstate school district between Vermont and New Hampshire. Plus, weatherization, a teach-in against cuts at UVM, and COVID-19 numbers.

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David needed a cigarette, and Sam needed someone to talk to. Now they’re friends. Plus, COVID-19 and vaccine updates.

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How one small Addison County town is trying to save its elementary school from closing. Plus, what has 18 wheels and can cross the U.S.-Canada border?

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Ski patrollers were among the first Vermonters to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Plus, high COVID-19 case numbers in January, a state park in Alburgh is growing, and high-tech cars on gravel roads.

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Some college students are headed back to class on Monday. Plus, mounting pressure around Act 250, and the latest COVID-19 numbers.

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