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Democratic leaders want to set conditions for re-licensing Vermont Yankee
Friday, 04/03/09
By Bob Kinzel
Democratic leaders at the Statehouse say several key conditions must be met if lawmakers are to seriously consider re-licensing the Vermont Yankee Nuclear plant for another 20 years.
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Vt. unemployement rises in February
Friday, 03/27/09
Vermont's unemployment rate rose in February to 7 percent - its highest level in 17 years.
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Voices in the week's news: March 27, 2009
Friday, 03/27/09
These were some of the voices in the news this week:
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Report: Vermont Yankee "must improve" in several areas
Tuesday, 03/17/09
The conclusion of a new report commissioned by the state Legislature is that   Vermont Yankee can operate reliably after 2012 but must improve in several respects.
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Corrections could bring probation to Middlebury
Tuesday, 03/17/09
The Vermont Corrections Department will reconsider the closing of the Probation and Parole office in Middlebury.
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Reporters' Roundtable
Friday, 03/13/09
By Bob Kinzel
Bob Kinzel talks with some of the top political reporters about the key issues facing lawmakers in the remaining months of the legislative session. Join the conversation with VPR's Ross Sneyd and John Dillon, and Kristin Carlson, Montpelier bureau chief of WCAX-TV.
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Legislative leaders say there won't be a vote on Yankee relicensing this year
Friday, 03/06/09
By John Dillon
Legislative leaders say there's not enough time in the session for lawmakers to decide if the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant should operate past 2012.
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45 towns debate Vermont Yankee resolution
Tuesday, 03/03/09
By John Dillon
Voters in about 45 towns debated a resolution that calls on the Legislature to reject Vermont Yankee's request to operate the nuclear power plant for another 20 years after its license expires in 2012.
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Warren voters give no-confidence vote to VT Yankee
Tuesday, 03/03/09
Voters in Warren want the state Legislature to stop Vermont Yankee nuclear plant from operating past its scheduled 2012 closing.
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Midday Newscast February 25, 2009
Wednesday, 02/25/09
By Mitch Wertlieb
A Vermont Yankee executive says the company will soon reopen negotiations with the state's major utilities for a power contract after 2012; more than 150 people attended an emotional meeting in Rutland last night to decide the future of the Chaffee Art Center;
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UVM to announce layoffs on Friday
Thursday, 02/19/09
UVM President Dan Fogel told legislators yesterday that the school is putting off decisions about additional layoffs until officials know more about UVM's financial health this spring.
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Bill would allow NH kids to hunt in Vermont
Thursday, 02/19/09
Young New Hampshire deer hunters may soon be allowed to hunt in Vermont, resolving an interstate dispute over youth hunting seasons.
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Midday Newscast: February 18, 2008
Wednesday, 02/18/09
By Mitch Wertlieb
Vermont television stations have gotten several hundred calls today from viewers confused by the switch to digital broadcasting; Legislative leaders have given Vermont Yankee a deadline of today to reach a deal for selling electricity to the state's major power companies; more...
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Morning Newscast: February 17, 2008
Tuesday, 02/17/09
By Mitch Wertlieb
Wind energy advocates want the Douglas Administration to lift its wind ban on large scale wind projects on state land; energy consultant tells lawmakers that Vermont has electricity choices other than the Vermont Yankee power plant; more...
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Interview: Economist David Colander
Monday, 02/09/09
By Mitch Wertlieb
In some ways, it's hard to understand why Vermont is feeling the fallout from the burst of a housing bubble the state largely avoided. But with more layoff announcements happening weekly, Middlebury College economics professor Doctor David Colander says the reality is hitting home that Vermont is not an economic island.
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Vt. mother takes salmonella testimony to Capitol Hill
Thursday, 02/05/09
A salmonella outbreak linked to peanuts recently hit South Burlington. A seven-year-old boy was hospitalized for several days as a result.
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Vt. lawmakers claim more fortitude than NH counterparts, who took snow day
Wednesday, 02/04/09
Here's a possible new motto for New Hampshire, the "Live Free or Die" state: Live free on your snow day off or die trying to get to work.
Vermont Edition
Keeping the arts in business
Tuesday, 02/03/09
By Jane Lindholm
This economy has people in Vermont's arts scene looking at practical questions of keeping community theater, gallery exhibitions and music festivals in business.  Also, two Vermont rivers may earn the congressional designation of "wild and scenic." And VPR's Steve Zind continues our series of reports from Iran.
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VPR Evening News January 30, 2009
Friday, 01/30/09
Debate over Act 68 school funding; Legislative committee examines issue of asbestos contamination in Lowell; Justice Deparment will investigate salmonella outbreak after Sen. Leahy calls for probe of Peanut Corp. of America; Commentator John Fox on the yin and yang of the Superbowl.
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Legislation would limit drug company gifts to physicians
Wednesday, 01/28/09
By John Dillon
The proposed legislation has the support of the state's medical society, which says the public needs confidence that doctors are not improperly influenced by drug company payments.
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Midday Newscast: January 26, 2009
Monday, 01/26/09
By Neal Charnoff
Sen. Bernie Sanders says the United States is headed for a depression unless Congress acts now on an economic stimulus package; far fewer businesses were started in Vermont last year ... and the number that folded began to rise; more...
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Midday Newscast: January 22, 2009
Thursday, 01/22/09
By Mitch Wertlieb
A new law inspired by the rape and murder of a girl in Randolph last summer won preliminary approval in the state Senate just a few minutes ago; Gov. Jim Douglas outlines his budget proposals in a couple of hours;
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Vermont native marches in inaugural parade
Wednesday, 01/21/09
By Neal Charnoff
Hannah Fairbank grew up in Charlotte. A stint in the Peace Corps qualified her to march as part of the National Peace Corps Association.
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Vermont Quits: Part Two - Quitting: What Helps?
Tuesday, 01/13/09
By Neal Charnoff
Today, in the second part of our series, "Vermont Quits", we visit with one Vermonter who utilized the Vermont Quit Network, which is funded by money from the 1998 tobacco settlement.
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Vermont Quits: Part One - Who still smokes and why it’s so hard to quit
Monday, 01/12/09
By Neal Charnoff
All this week, we're examining the issue of smoking. How is Vermont faring in helping people kick the habit? Today, we look at who's still smoking, and why it's so hard to quit.  
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