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Analysis: Top Legislative Stories This Week
Friday, 04/05/13
By Bob Kinzel
Pete Hirschfeld, bureau chief of the Vermont Press Bureau, talks with Vermont Edition about some of the issues being debated at the Statehouse this week.
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VPR News
Newscast: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Thursday, 04/04/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
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VPR News
House Passes $173 Million Capital Bill, With Continuing Focus On Irene Recovery
Thursday, 04/04/13
By John Dillon
The House has unanimously approved a two-year capital construction bill that solidifies a commitment to rebuild the Waterbury state office complex devastated by Tropical Storm Irene.
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Commentaries
Kashmeri: Assault Weapons Ban
Thursday, 04/04/13
By Sarwar Kashmeri
Recently, commentator Sarwar Kashmeri proposed that the Federal Government think about funding a billion dollar, ten-year, gun-buyback program to soak up as many of the 300 million firearms in America as possible. Now, he'd like to take that concept one step further.
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VPR News
Newscast: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 12:04 p.m.
Thursday, 04/04/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
Newscast: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 12:04 p.m.
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VPR News
New Vt. GOP Politcal Director Assumes Post
Thursday, 04/04/13
By Jane Lindholm
Brent Burns, the new Political Director for the Vermont GOP talks with Vermont Edition about what he expects from his new job.
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VPR News
Newscast: Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Wednesday, 04/03/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
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VPR News
Study: States Can Learn From Vermont’s Health Care Reform
Wednesday, 04/03/13
By Kirk Carapezza
One of the country's top medical journals is touting Vermont's health care reform effort as an example for the rest of the nation. A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine says other states can learn some lessons from Vermont in rolling out health exchanges that are essential to the federal Affordable Care Act.
VPR News
Expert: Lyme Disease Just One Part Of Tick-Borne Epidemic
Wednesday, 04/03/13
By John Dillon
Patients living with Lyme disease crowded the Statehouse on Wednesday to tell their stories about years of misdiagnosis and chronic pain. The patients and their advocates want legislation to protect doctors if they prescribe long-term antibiotic treatment contrary to current medical standards.
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Commentaries
Dunsmore: North Korean Threat
Thursday, 04/04/13
By Barrie Dunsmore
Tensions continue in Asia as North Korea responds angrily to new United Nations sanctions and the latest U.S./South Korean military exercises, with threats to attack South Korea - and America - with nuclear missiles. Barrie Dunsmore offers his analysis.
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VPR News
Vt. Bills Target Distracted Driving
Tuesday, 04/02/13
Vermont lawmakers are continuing their efforts to crack down on distracted driving, with bills that would boost the penalties for texting while driving and ban all hand-held electronic devices when driving through road construction zones.
Commentaries
Gilbert: What JFK Jr. Taught Me
Tuesday, 04/02/13
By Peter Gilbert
Peter Gilbert recalls something a former student said now fifteen years ago and explains how, finally, he came to understand its wisdom.
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VPR News
Newscast: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Tuesday, 04/02/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
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VPR News
Arkansas Oil Spill Raises Concerns About NEK Pipeline
Tuesday, 04/02/13
By John Dillon
An oil spill in Arkansas may add urgency to Vermont legislation that would regulate oil pipelines. Environmentalists point to similarities between the pipeline in Arkansas that ruptured and one in northern Vermont that could be used to ship tar sands oil. 
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VPR News
Vt. Senate Committee Considers Scaling Back Gas Tax
Tuesday, 04/02/13
By Bob Kinzel
The Senate Transportation committee is set to make a key change in the gas tax bill that was adopted by the House several weeks ago. Lawmakers are eyeing the gas tax as a way to raise new revenue to allow the state to take full advantage of all federal matching money that's available. 
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VPR News
Newscast: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 12:04 p.m.
Tuesday, 04/02/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 12:04 p.m.
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VPR News
Newscast: Monday, April 1, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Monday, 04/01/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Monday, April 1, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
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VPR News
Vermont Releases Insurance Rates Under Obamacare
Monday, 04/01/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont became the first state on Monday to publish the rates it would charge people who don't currently have health insurance to get coverage - a key step toward establishing the health exchanges that are central to the federal health care law known as Obamacare. Health officials said Monday the rates are comparable to current commercial rates.
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VPR News
Statehouse Schedule: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Tuesday, 04/02/13
Statehouse Schedule: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
VPR News
Newscast: Friday, March 29, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Friday, 03/29/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Friday, March 29, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
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VPR News
State Releases Plan To Manage Lake Champlain Bay
Friday, 03/29/13
The state of Vermont is hoping to improve water quality in Lake Champlain's Missisquoi Bay basin, which has been the site of toxic algae blooms, by reducing bacteria that flows into the bay and finding solutions to suspected discharges in the towns of Enosburg Falls, North Troy, Richford and Swanton.
VPR News
VTA Terminates Grants To Vt. Broadband Provider
Friday, 03/29/13
By Steve Zind
The Vermont Telecommunications Authority has terminated two grants awarded to the Springfield based broadband provider VTel. The decision stems from what was described as a performance problem with one grant.
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VPR News
Legislative Update: March 29, 2013
Friday, 03/29/13
By Bob Kinzel
VPR News Director Ross Sneyd talks about this past week in the Legislature.
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VPR News
Statehouse Schedule: Friday March 29, 2013
Friday, 03/29/13
Statehouse Schedule: Friday March 29, 2013
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