Most and least lucrative college majors, by state

EDsmart used data for the 2020-21 school year from the Department of Education to rank degree majors in each state by median earnings after graduation for those with bachelor’s degrees.

States where the most Jan. 6 rioters were arrested

An estimated 2,000 to 2,500 people entered the Capitol Building during the Jan. 6 riot. As of Feb. 16, 2023, the DOJ has charged 1,003 people in association with the riot, either for actions occurring that day or for having a connection to those who performed them.

States with the highest rate of layoffs

Stacker’s analysis found that layoff activity has varied from state to state much as it has varied across industries. Layoff rates as a ratio of the workforce were above the national average in 23 states.

These are the highways in Vermont with the most fatalities.

Stacker ranked data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to identify the highways in Vermont that had the most fatalities from auto crashes in 2020.

Late-winter storm pummels Northeast with heavy, wet snow

A winter storm dumped heavy, wet snow in parts of the Northeast on Tuesday, causing tens of thousands of power outages, widespread school closings, dangerous driving conditions and a plane to slide off a taxiway.

Agents added to US Northern border amid crossing spike

The team, which started on Monday, will help to deter and disrupt human smuggling activities in the sector that includes the border areas of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and parts of upstate New York.

Ranking: Best colleges in Vermont

Tuition, student-to-faculty ratio, acceptance rate, and graduation rate are factors considered in deciding these rankings.

Windiest cities in America

Stacker cited data from NOAA to identify the 50 windiest cities in the U.S. Cities are ranked by average wind speed between January 1984 and December 2020.

Biggest exports from Vermont

Stacker compiled a list of the 30 largest exports from Vermont in 2022 using trade data from the Census Bureau.

100 colleges whose grads go on to earn the most

Did your school make the list? Read on to find out and learn other morsels of information, like the non-aquatic environments where Coast Guard trainees go on to work, which schools employ “micro-internship” programs, and the surprising #1 on the list.

Northern border immigrant death highlights crossing spike

The death of a Mexican man who had just entered the United States from Canada illegally is highlighting the spike in illegal crossings along the border between Quebec and parts of New England, officials say.

Most popular boy names in the ’00s in Vermont

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for boys in the 00s in Vermont using data from the Social Security Administration. Names are ranked by number of babies born in Vermont from 2000 to 2009.

List: States with the biggest Native American populations

Stacker ranked the states with the largest Native American populations using data from the Census Bureau’s 2021 American Community Survey. The Census Bureau’s definition of Native Americans includes Alaskan Natives but excludes Native Hawaiians.

List: Best county to live in for every state

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live using 2022 data from Niche, which ranks counties based on various factors, including public schools, jobs, and living costs.

Top party schools in every state

Using data released by Niche in December 2022, Stacker compiled a list revealing the colleges and universities with the best party scene in each state and Washington D.C.

Hardest college to get into in every state

To see which schools in each state are the most difficult to get into, Stacker combed through Niche’s 2023 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in America ranking.

Biggest snowfalls recorded in Vermont history

Stacker compiled a list of the biggest 1-day snowfalls in Vermont using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information to better understand historical snowfall events on a local level.

Jerry Frear: Why self-care?

Self-care has become a buzzword in recent times, but some people have negative reactions due to a lack of understanding in terminology.

Most commonly seen birds in Vermont

Stacker compiled a list of the most common birds seen near feeders in Vermont using data from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Project FeederWatch.

The Conversation U.S. weekly news quiz

Test your reading with a weekly quiz drawn from some of our favorite stories. Questions this week on the pope emeritus, women in politics and Theodore Roosevelt.

Vermont seeks federal damage assessment from storm, outages

Vermont has requested a federal damage assessment to see if the state qualifies for a federal major disaster declaration from last month’s storm that caused tens of thousands of power outages and other damage.

Counties in Vermont with the fastest-rising temperatures in the last 100 years

Stacker cited data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Center for Environmental Information to identify the counties in Vermont with the greatest departure from average temperatures during the period December 2021 to November 2022 compared to the 1901-2000 average.