One Year Later, Teachers Still Striking for Wage Increases

April 8, 2019 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business A little over one year ago teachers across the nation began going on strike to protest chronically low wages, budget cuts, class sizes, and deteriorating schools and infrastructure. In the wake of the great recession and its associated across-the-board spending cuts, education budgets have failed to recover to the extent […]

More States Ask, “Where’s The Beef?”

March 11, 2019 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Company A few years after “ag-gag” bills swept the nation; a new type of agriculture protection bill is now finding favor in farm-heavy state legislatures. This time, the debate boils down to a single word and how it may be used: meat. In recent years, alternative meat products – either made […]

Vermont’s Town Meeting Day Tradition

March 4, 2019 | Uncategorized

I’m just going to say it. I love Town Meeting Day (TMD). Like, really love it. The sense of community. The potluck lunch (arguably one of the best meals all year). Listening to your neighbors disagree vehemently about whether the town should splash out on a new road grader. TMD can feel like the epitome […]

After Deregulation, Airbnb Regulation Goes Statewide

February 13, 2019 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Company Over the last several years, the Airbnb mobile app and website has exploded in popularity, challenging the dominance of hotels and creating an entirely new front in the sharing economy by allowing individuals to monetize their apartments or empty rooms around the globe. Though known by many names, these types […]

What the Confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial Tells Us About Ourselves and Today’s Media

January 25, 2019 | Leonine, Public Relations

First the anti-Trump contingency howled. Images of young white males in Make America Great Again hats asserting their superiority and dominance over an elderly native American veteran flooded social media feeds. Outrage instantly ensued. Media outlets jumped on the story. Talking heads opined on the outrageous behavior of the racist males in the images. The […]