It’s Sunshine Week, a national celebration of the citizens’ right to know about their government.
South Burlington school officials botched what should have been a notable exercise of free expression — raising a Black Lives Matter flag at South Burlington High School on Feb. 1, in conjunction with Black History Month.
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