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Health Exchange Still Confusing
Friday, 04/05/13
By Patti Daniels
A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation showed that most Americans are uninformed about the federal health care changes that are coming, and about how health care exchanges are going to work. That situation appears to bear out in Vermont, too.
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Payments To Dairy Farmers Are Delayed
Tuesday, 03/26/13
By Patti Daniels
Vermont dairy farmers won't get payments on time from a federal milk pricing program. The payments are stalled due to wrangling over federal funding.
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Strike The Pose
Tuesday, 03/12/13
By Patti Daniels
Online dating and animal adoptions have at least one thing in common: a great photograph can lead to a life-long relationship. At the Humane Society of Chittenden County, a professional photographer has been volunteering her skills to help more animals strike a pose to attract a potential family.
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Hoffer Says Towns Should Pay Back Some TIF Money
Monday, 03/11/13
By Patti Daniels
The state auditor says cities and towns that have special economic development tax districts should return some of the money they owe the state
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Shumlin Says Gun Control Must Be A 50-State Solution
Friday, 01/11/13
By Patti Daniels
Governor Peter Shumlin says Vermont should not enact stronger gun laws on its own. He says gun laws should be set nationally, not state-by-state.
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Police Ramp Up Holiday Enforcement
Monday, 12/17/12
By Patti Daniels
Vermont State Police are ramping up their focus on drunk driving through the holidays. A national effort targeting drunk drivers began on Friday and goes through January 1st.
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A ‘Half-Step’ Toward Marijuana Legalization
Thursday, 11/15/12
By Patti Daniels
Last week's election energized supporters of marijuana legalization, with Colorado and Washington voters legalizing the drug in their states. In Burlington, voters passed a non-binding­ referendum with 70 percent of the vote in favor of legalizing, taxing and regulating cannabis and hemp.
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Vt. Air Guard Members Deploy to Afghanistan
Monday, 11/12/12
By Patti Daniels
Thirty members of the Vermont Air National Guard engineering squadron are deploying to Afghanistan for six months.
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Stickle Quilt Draws Admirers To Bennington Museum
Thursday, 10/25/12
By Patti Daniels
Can a quilt have a cult of personality? Devotees arrive each fall at the Bennington Museum to see one particular antique quilt on display.  
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Senate Candidates Trade Accusations
Friday, 10/12/12
By Patti Daniels
The U.S. Senate race between independent Senator Bernie Sanders and Republican challenger John MacGovern is lopsided in terms of name-recognition and campaign finances, but you wouldn't know that from the tone of their debate Friday.
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Democratic AG Candidates Meet For Final Debate
Thursday, 08/23/12
By Patti Daniels
The Democratic candidates for Attorney General met in their final debate of the campaign season Thursday. Incumbent Bill Sorrell faces challenger T.J. Donovan in Tuesday's primary election.
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Summer School: Paddleboarding
Wednesday, 08/01/12
By Patti Daniels
Vermont Edition gets a paddleboard lesson on a beach near Burlington in this week's Summer School.
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Republican AG Candidate Calls For Tougher Drug Enforcement
Friday, 07/20/12
By Patti Daniels
The Republican candidate for Attorney General says tougher drug enforcement and sentencing would be among his top priorities if he's elected this fall.
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Summer School: Attacking An Indoor Rock Wall
Wednesday, 07/11/12
By Patti Daniels
It's Wednesday and time for Summer School! Today we head to the gym -- that is, the indoor rock climbing gym, to learn basics of scaling a wall.
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Marijuana Dispensary Program Focused On Security
Thursday, 06/07/12
By Patti Daniels
Medical marijuana dispensaries are becoming a reality in Vermont. The Department of Public Safety is accepting applications from non-profit groups to build and operate dispensaries in the state.
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Hundreds Of Vermonters Rally On May Day
Tuesday, 05/01/12
By Patti Daniels
Demonstrators paraded through Vermont's capital city on May Day, calling for health care for all, fair wages and an end to corporate greed.
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Vt. Ag Secretary Won't Support GMO Bill In Legislature
Monday, 04/16/12
By Patti Daniels
Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross says the Shumlin administration agrees that people should be able to know whether GMOs are in their food but he says the threat of lawsuit makes current legislation untenable.
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Teaching The Holocaust To Teens
Thursday, 04/12/12
By Patti Daniels
At Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, juniors and seniors can take an elective course, "The Holocaust and Human Behavior."
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Vt. Corrections Evaluates Supreme Court's Strip Search Ruling
Monday, 04/09/12
By Patti Daniels
The head of Vermont's Corrections Department says a recent Supreme Court ruling on strip searches won't make a significant difference in procedures used in Vermont. In 2011, there were over 3,000 admissions in Vermont correctional facilities, and only 21 strip searches.
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'Hunger Games' Draws Vermont Fans
Monday, 03/26/12
By Patti Daniels
It was hard to escape the hype of the weekend's highest-grossing movie, "The Hunger Games." The film about a dystopian future has a unique connection to Vermont: Hunger Games producer Jon Kilik is a graduate of the UVM Film and Television Studies program. He was in Williston Sunday for the movie's premiere weekend.
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Waterbury Book Recounts Flood
Saturday, 03/10/12
By Patti Daniels
In Waterbury Friday night, people gathered to remember Tropical Storm Irene with the release of "When The River Rose," a book which was created by those who lived through the storm.
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Grand Isle Passes School Budget
Wednesday, 03/07/12
By Patti Daniels
Grand Isle has struggled to pass its school budget in past years, but they passed on the first try this year.
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Grand Isle Fire Department Pushes For New Station
Tuesday, 03/06/12
By Patti Daniels
Voters in Grand Isle will decide today whether to build a new fire station for the town. Two ballot items ask voters to support just over $2 million to build a new station on Route 2 for the volunteer department.
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New Wildlife Area Preserves Habitat
Wednesday, 02/22/12
By Patti Daniels
A new wildlife management area in Grafton and Athens is not only conserving the habitat of an endangered plant, it's also preserving the historic homestead of Daisy Turner, whose family history tells an important story of slavery.
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In Grand Isle County
Friday, 01/27/12
By Patti Daniels
People in Alburgh are working to lure a bank to town, on the heels of the news that its People's United branch will close at the end of March.
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