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Fixing Vermont's Roads: Water Pollution Hidden In Plain Sight

Fixing Vermont's Roads: Water Pollution Hidden In Plain Sight

By Kathleen Masterson

One of the challenges to stemming the flow of pollution into Lake Champlain is that so much of runoff comes from disparate sources across the vast watershed. And one source of water pollution is hidden-in-plain-sight:

Irasburg Turbine Proposal Brings More Wind Debate To The NEK

Irasburg Turbine Proposal Brings More Wind Debate To The NEK

By Charlotte Albright

A proposal to erect two commercial wind turbines  in Irasburg is drawing local opposition. But the developer, David Blittersdorf, says the project would benefit the entire state.

Burlington's New Police Chief Talks Race Relations, Opiate Issues And Legalizing Marijuana

Burlington's New Police Chief Talks Race Relations, Opiate Issues And Legalizing Marijuana

By Alex Keefe and Annie Russell

 As of Tuesday afternoon, Vermont's largest city has a new top cop. Brandon del Pozo was sworn in as Burlington's police chief earlier today.Del Pozo comes to the Queen City

Too Few Democratic Debates? Sanders Looks To Debate Republicans

Too Few Democratic Debates? Sanders Looks To Debate Republicans

By Bob Kinzel

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he's very disappointed that the Democratic Party has scheduled only four candidate debates before the Iowa caucuses are held on

Update: Opposition Research Group Digs For Dirt On Phil Scott

Update: Opposition Research Group Digs For Dirt On Phil Scott

By Peter Hirschfeld

Newly announced GOP candidate for governor Bruce Lisman says a Virginia-based opposition-research firm working on his behalf is responsible for records-requests filed in Vermont last

Vermont's 'Crumbling' Underground Water Infrastructure Demands Expensive Repairs

Vermont's 'Crumbling' Underground Water Infrastructure Demands Expensive Repairs

By Taylor Dobbs

Even as state and federal officials direct new money and staffing to water quality efforts across the state, the networks of pipes that bring water to and from Vermont homes and businesses

Report: Some Vt. Employers May Misclassify Workers As 'Contractors' To Avoid Expensive Benefits

Report: Some Vt. Employers May Misclassify Workers As 'Contractors' To Avoid Expensive Benefits

By Peter Hirschfeld

Hiring an employee is an expensive proposition. Workers' compensation, social security and other expenses can run thousands of dollars a year, so it's no surprise that companies often

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Supporting Breastfeeding, Avoiding 'Mommy Wars'

Supporting Breastfeeding, Avoiding 'Mommy Wars'

By Jane Lindholm and Sam Gale Rosen

Last week, Vermont was recognized by the USDA for the state's programs to support and promote breastfeeding. At the same time, the issue of a mother's decision to breastfeed - or not to - can lead to particularly charged

Why We Hate/Love Our Jobs

By Jane Lindholm and Ric Cengeri

How's work? It's a question that when asked of a friend can open a massive can of worms. Sometimes they can't stop gushing about how great things are going and about the new promotion. Other times you'll hear a never-ending

How's Vermont Doing? Economic Indicators And What They Tell Us

By Jane Lindholm and Sam Gale Rosen

How do you think Vermont's economy is doing?

Shap Smith On His Run For Governor

By Bob Kinzel and Sam Gale Rosen

The gubernatorial election is more than a year away, but the list of potential candidates is already long. So far, only one person has made a formal announcement, House Speaker Shap Smith. We're talking to Speaker Smith about

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Why Are Migrants Surging Into Europe Now?

Why Are Migrants Surging Into Europe Now?

The United Nations says more than 300,000 migrants have set out from North Africa and the Middle East on the Mediterranean Sea for Europe this year so far — 40 percent more than in all of last year.

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Mowing the lawn under the weight of the summer sun is a wearisome chore - around the house, the garden, the barn; between the upper pasture and the riding

Seibert: Smoking Ban Anniversary

As a new member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1987, I was stunned to realize that smoking was allowed in the Statehouse, so I asked our Legislative

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