Newscast: April 17, 2012, 5:50 p.m.

04/17/12 6:51PM By Dave McGown, Lynne McCrea
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The Vermont Senate is beginning to work through an enormous back log of bills as the session enters its final weeks.

With gas prices climbing, more people are taking the train, including Vermont's Amtrak service.

Dartmouth College has appointed Provost Carol Folt as interim president, a day after President Jim Yong Kim's election to lead the World Bank.

a judge has ruled that a Vermont woman charged with her husband in the killing of a prep school teacher must provide a DNA sample to police.

With the approach of Earth Day this Sunday, filmmaker and commentator Lisa Merton remembers Wangari Muta Maathai, the first environmentalist to win the Nobel Peace Prize.



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