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Vt. GOP fails to expand its numbers
Thursday, 11/06/08
By Bob Kinzel
Republican party officials say high voter turnout and the early voting system worked against their efforts.
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Vermont college said to be home to a ghost
Friday, 10/31/08
By Jane Lindholm
Apparently, it all began with a love triangle in Montpelier in 1897.
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Early voting becomes key issue in Sec. of State race
Thursday, 10/30/08
By Bob Kinzel
A record number of Vermonters are opting to vote early in this year's election, and it has become a key issue in the Secretary of State race.
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Vt Yankee decommissioning may have to wait 60 years
Thursday, 10/30/08
By John Dillon
Faced with the lengthy timeline, lawmakers are likely to try again to force Yankee to set aside funds for decommissioning.
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Report: Vermont has highest college costs
Thursday, 10/30/08
The College Board's annual survey "Trends in College Pricing" lists Vermont's average in-state tuition at $11,341, up 8.1 percent from the year before.
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Evening Newscast: October 27, 2008
Monday, 10/27/08
Some political observers note a shift in strategy in the Douglas campaign; Governors association calls on Congress to pass economic recovery package; Commission will look into reasons for farmers' declining milk checks; Commentator Ted Levin says that in New England it's possible to be a naturalist and a runner at the same time.
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VPR Evening News October 23rd, 2008
Thursday, 10/23/08
Vermont officials are pushing for a wide ranging economic stimulus package from Congress; A Danby man faces jail on charges he buried waste; Rutland's "Mr. Halloween" dies.
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Vt officials push for wide ranging stimulus package
Thursday, 10/23/08
By Bob Kinzel
A diverse group of state officials and economists is urging Congressman Peter Welch to support an economic stimulus package that includes a wide variety of projects.
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Evening Newscast: Oct. 22, 2008
Wednesday, 10/22/08
Stalling economy becomes an issue in the gubernatorial race; Heating oil contracts, signed at peak, are now haunting buyers; A 'Hands and Faces' exhibit tells stories in a Brandon gallery.
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Vermont Edition
Local meat
Thursday, 10/23/08
By Jane Lindholm
Interest and demand is on the rise for meat raised in our region, but some experts say there's a limit to how much meat we can produce if the capacity of our regional slaughterhouses doesn't keep up. Also, a comparison of how Vermont and New Hampshire are handling budget woes.
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Midday Newscast: October 20, 2008
Monday, 10/20/08
By Mitch Wertlieb
Montpelier based group signs agreement to help an industrial area in China reduce its greenhouse gas emissions; public health officials say it's only a matter of time before a deadly worldwide flu pandemic hits; more...
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Gov. candidate Anthony Pollina
Monday, 10/20/08
By Bob Kinzel
Anthony Pollina's independent campaign for governor got a boost from a federal court ruling on campaign finance recently. We talk with about the three-way race for governor. Also, an audio postcard from Old Bennington.
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VPR Evening News October 15, 2008
Wednesday, 10/15/08
Energy issues have generated some heat in this year's gubernatorial race; Vermont volunteers for Barack Obama are heading to New Hampshire, where the presidential race with John McCain is tighter;Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was returned to power, but not with the majority he'd hoped to win;and commentator Bill Seamans anticipates tonight's final presidential debate.
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Energy issues spark debate in gubernatorial race
Wednesday, 10/15/08
By John Dillon
The major candidates are divided over the future of Vermont Yankee and the role of wind power in the state's energy portfolio.
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Yankee decommissioning fund drops in value following Wall St. turmoil
Thursday, 10/09/08
By Bob Kinzel
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gaye Symington says she's concerned that taxpayers could get stuck with hundreds of millions of dollars in clean up costs when the plant is eventually shut down.
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Nuclear decommissioning fund drops 10 percent
Thursday, 10/09/08
Officials say the decommissioning trust fund for Vermont Yankee nuclear plant has fallen by 10 percent in the past month. That's more than $40 million.
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Liberty Union Party fielding full slate of candidates this year
Wednesday, 10/08/08
By Steve Zind
Among the Liberty Union candidates are gubernatorial hopeful Peter Diamondstone and Lieutenant Governor candidate Ben Mitchell.
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Vermont, 32 other states, settle with Eli Lilly over anti-psychotic drug
Tuesday, 10/07/08
States accused Lilly of marketing Zyprexa for off-label uses, and inadequately disclosing the drug's side effects to health care providers.
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Vermont's early voting gets underway
Monday, 10/06/08
By Bob Kinzel
It's estimated that roughly one quarter of all voters will cast early ballots. And town clerks are predicting the rate could go as high as 50% in some communities.
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Douglas hopeful about revised bailout plan
Friday, 10/03/08
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Douglas said he believes some parts of Vermont's economy were being adversely affected after the U.S. House rejected a bailout plan on Monday.
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State decides not to expand eligibility for heating assistance program
Friday, 10/03/08
By John Dillon
The decision means potentially thousands of people could still have trouble paying their heating bills.
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Midday Newscast: October 1, 2008
Wednesday, 10/01/08
By Mitch Wertlieb
The University of Vermont has been hit by the American financial crisis; Journalist says the bailout that the U.S. Senate will vote on today is the wrong approach; Phish is getting back together; more...
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Coalition criticizes Douglas' energy plan
Tuesday, 09/30/08
By John Dillon
The groups say the latest draft of a 10-year energy plan lacks specifics and fails to aggressively promote renewable energy or transportation alternatives.
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Vt Yankee is key issue in Lt. Gov candidate's campaign
Friday, 09/26/08
By Bob Kinzel
Tom Costello says lawmakers shouldn't support a license extension for the facility unless a clear and concrete plan to decommission the plant is included in the deal.
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UVM faculty union ratifies contract
Friday, 09/26/08
Union leaders say they're happy with the deal, and that it brings UVM closer to regional and national norms in faculty pay.
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