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Jane Brody Encourages End Of Life Planning
Monday, 04/15/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
Let's face it, aging and death are not conversation topics people really look forward to, but Jane Brody says it's crucial to talk about the inevitable before it occurs.
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Newscast: Monday
Monday, 04/15/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
Newscast: Monday, April 15, 2013, 7:34 a.m.
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WhistlePig Case Challenges Definition Of Farm
Monday, 04/15/13
By Nina Keck
What makes a farm a farm?  That's a question the state's Environmental Court will have to sort out as it considers WhistlePig whiskey, a company that wants to make whiskey from rye that it grows itself.
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Judge Orders Man To Make Bear Film
Monday, 04/15/13
A Barnet man who pleaded no contest to hunting violations after he videotaped himself and others committing the infractions has been ordered to produce a movie about bears as part of his punishment.
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Volunteer-Run Ski Area Has Good Year
Monday, 04/15/13
After a dismal season last year, a Brattleboro ski area run by volunteers has bounced back with thousands of visits and much-needed revenue to help with repairs.
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House Set To Pass Decriminalization Bill
Monday, 04/15/13
The Vermont House is expected to give final approval to a bill that would remove criminal penalties for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana - and a key member of the Senate says that chamber is likely to follow suit.
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Two Charged With Assault During Drug Deal
Monday, 04/15/13
Two people are in jail on charges they attacked a 63-year-old woman in her home during a drug deal.
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Six Firms Lauded For Workplace Safety
Monday, 04/15/13
The Governor's Award for Outstanding Workplace Safety - the highest such award in the state - goes annually to recipients in six categories.
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House Committee To Hold Hearing On Stun Guns
Monday, 04/15/13
The House Government Operations Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Statehouse in Montpelier.
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Analysis: Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moving Forward
Saturday, 04/13/13
By Peter Biello
A bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana is expected to come up for a final vote in the House next week before moving to the Senate. VPR's Bob Kinzel talks with Peter Biello about the argument the bill's opponents are making.
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Newscast: Saturday
Saturday, 04/13/13
By Peter Biello
Newscast: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 8:35 a.m.
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New Technology Extends Cell Coverage To Rural Areas
Saturday, 04/13/13
By Steve Zind
Vermont officials say some hard-to-reach parts of the state will soon have cell phone coverage thanks to the successful test of a new system.
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Senate Supports Campaign Bill With Ban On Corporate Donations
Friday, 04/12/13
By John Dillon
The Vermont Senate has advanced a bill that bans corporate and union contributions to state political candidates. The campaign finance legislation also strengthens reporting requirements and doubles public funding for those running for governor and lieutenant governor.
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House Committee Endorses Idling Ban
Friday, 04/12/13
Vermont is the last state in New England without a law that prohibits excessive car and truck idling. But legislation recommended by a House committee on Friday could soon mean fines for Vermont motorists who leave their cars running for more than five minutes.
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Newscast: Friday
Friday, 04/12/13
By Peter Biello
Newscast: Friday, April 12, 2013, 5:49 a.m.
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Social Justice Series Explores The Death Penalty With "Dead Man Walking"
Friday, 04/12/13
By Neal Charnoff
St. Michael's College has developed a three-part, campus-wide Theater and Social Justice series focusing on the death penalty which culminates in a theatrical presentation of "Dead Man Walking". 
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House Votes 98-44 to Decriminalize Marijuana
Friday, 04/12/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Supporters of decriminalizing - or even legalizing - the possession of small amounts of marijuana have cleared a major hurdle. The Vermont House voted 98-to-44 on Friday to make it a civil offense - instead of a crime - to possess one ounce or less of pot.
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Congolese Man Teaches Dance And Music Of His Native Culture
Friday, 04/12/13
By Steve Zind
The Vermont Folklife Center's Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program has been focused on helping Vermont's immigrant communities preserve the traditions of their home countries. For one Congolese man, that's meant teaching young people the dance and music of their native culture
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Interview: Leahy Optimistic About Gun Legislation
Friday, 04/12/13
By Bob Kinzel
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate voted to open debate on gun control legislation. One person at the center of this discussion is Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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Regional Report: Bio-Methane Plant Proposed In Salisbury
Friday, 04/12/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
A natural gas pipeline in Addison County is attracting attention of property owners along the proposed route. And it's not Vermont Gas's proposal to extend its pipeline south to Middlebury. A Montpelier-based company wants to build a bio-methane gas production facility at a farm in Salisbury and then build a pipeline to send that gas to Middlebury College.
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Newscast: Friday
Friday, 04/12/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
Newscast: Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:34 a.m.
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Construction Begins
Friday, 04/12/13
By Amy Kolb Noyes
As construction season gets under way, work is set to begin on the first phase of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. When complete, the trail will stretch across the breadth of Vermont, between St. Johnsbury and Swanton. But project organizers fear they won't have the money to get very far.
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State Revenues 'Disappointing' In March
Friday, 04/12/13
Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding says state revenue figures for the general fund, transportation and education funds were all below expectations in April.
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Police Say Wallingford Robbery Was Staged
Friday, 04/12/13
Vermont State Police say a convenience store manager and her boyfriend staged an armed robbery last month to cover missing funds that she embezzled from the Wallingford Smart Shop.
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Man Gets 6 Months For Publishing Fraud
Friday, 04/12/13
A man who pleaded no contest to taking more than $200,000 from aspiring authors to publish their books but didn't has been sentenced to serve six months in jail.
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