With the police and protester clashes in Ferguson, Missouri, as a backdrop, Sen. Bernie Sanders announced on Wednesday that he will introduce legislation to address the national crisis of black youth unemployment. It was reported on Wednesday that an entire city in the South Pacific is being rebuilt on higher ground because global warming is raising sea levels. Sanders has proposed a tax on carbon, an idea explored in a documentary video launched on Wednesday. And Sanders joined thousands of Vermonters at Friday’s funeral for former Sen. Jim Jeffords, who died on Monday at age 80. Jeffords was a champion for the environment, education and disability rights, the issue that prompted the lifelong moderate Republican to leave the party.
- Obama, Sanders to Address American Legion Convention President Barack Obama will deliver remarks at the American Legion convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday. Sen. Bernie Sanders, VA Secretary Robert McDonald and others also will address the convention, WGHP-TV and WBTV-TV in Charlotte reported.
- Delegation Saves VSAC The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation will keep its federal contract to service student loans. Vermont's congressional delegation negotiated a deal with the U.S. Education Department. The federal contract represents a large portion of VSAC's business. Despite VSAC's high performance rating, the feds were looking to end the contract, WCAX-TV reported.