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2 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Town tax rate to rise 2.5 percent

The Select Board set the town tax rate at roughly $1.02 at its Monday meeting. The municipal rate is made up of three other rates, one for the town general fund, the highway fund, and the fire department.

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Related Topix: Fire, Vermont Government, Big Box Retailers

6 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

Vermont group plans all-out push for tax on sugary drinks next session

The Alliance for a Healthier Vermont is renewing its push for a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and has hired a new leader for the campaign.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Montpelier, VT

11 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

Vermont unlikely to host immigrant kids

Vermont does not have adequate facilities to house some of the undocumented immigrant children from Central America being held at the U.S. border, the Shumlin administration said Monday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Vermont Government, Family, Kids, Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

How "unlocking cell phone" bill aims to help abuse victims

New legislation out of Washington is being touted as a big help for abuse victims and domestic violence support groups.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat

Deseret News

Attorney general: reduce privacy in child cases

Vermont Attorney William Sorrell said Tuesday lawmakers should consider reducing the privacy of cases handled by the Department for Children and Families and other state agencies investigating the abuse and neglect of children.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government

The Bennington Banner

Private donations boost GMO legal defense kitty to $160,000

Vermont has raised more than $160,000 in private donations to help defend what would be the nation's first GMO labeling law.

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Related Topix: Waterbury, VT, Burlington, VT

Russia Taday

Senate to vote on ending NSA's dragnet metadata collection

United States Senator Patrick Leahy introduced an updated version of his USA Freedom Act on Capitol Hill early Tuesday and urged his colleagues to use this "historical opportunity" to reform government surveillance.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Patriot Act, Representative Justin Amash, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Brattleboro Reformer

Vermont to apply for extension of federal ACA implementation grants

Vermont will apply for an extension of its roughly $100 million in remaining federal grants for implementing the Affordable Care Act, state officials confirmed Monday.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Medicare

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Education behind Vermont's high child well-being rank

In the 2014 edition of a data book that ranks U.S. states on child well-being, Vermont ranked second overall, with quality education acting as a driving force.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Virgin Islands Daily News

Legislature salaries

Notes: Senators in Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming all are paid per day or week of legislative service.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, Kentucky, Kentucky Government, Vermont Government

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

CDC team comes to Vermont to study new whooping cough strain

Using the WPTZ Mobile App? Tap here for video. "The nickname in China was the 100-day cough and it's no joke," said CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service officer Lucy Breakwell.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Vaccinations, Health

NewsBusters.org

NBC Touts Vermonters Pining for Single-Payer Health Care Like Canadian Neighbors

In a report for Sunday's NBC Meet the Press , correspondent Kevin Tibbles highlighted Vermont's effort "to push into unchartered waters and go further than ObamaCare."

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Related Topix: Meet the Press, Entertainment, Television, Medicine, Derby Line, VT

American Reporter

Inauguration DayLIVE-Link Social Media to Bring Galas Home

In Sicily, they say that fish start rotting from the head. In the past few months, as we've gotten closer and closer to the end of President George W. Bush's failed terms in office, we've been witnessing a mind-boggling amount of corruption, greed, evil, and downright stupidity.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI, Vermont Government

American Reporter

MomentumDINOSAUR WALKING

It was a great day on Tuesday when Vermont became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage and the first state in the country to enact it without a court order.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Vermont Government, Gay/Lesbian

American Reporter

Make My DayMY Toboggan Diary: Fun and Hallucinations

They called him "Silent Cal," but Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States - the second one born in Vermont and the only U.S. president to be born on the Fourth of July - said one of the most beautiful things I've ever read about the state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Vermont Government

The Brattleboro Reformer

FreshTracks Capital will hear business pitches in BF, other Vermont towns

Countless people have good ideas for unique businesses. But many lack the advice, connections or finances to get their enterprises off the ground.

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Related Topix: Bellows Falls, VT

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

Scientists and public health officials are studying a Vermont whooping cough epidemic to determine if the current vaccine is less effective against a new strain sweeping the country.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Genetics

The Bennington Banner

Vermont writer wins National Medal of the Arts

Alvarez, who lives in Weybridge, will receive the award along with other recipients at a White House ceremony on Monday.

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Related Topix: Wedding

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Star

Tick checks urged year after Lyme disease peaked

The Vermont Department of Health is advising residents who spend time outdoors to do daily tick checks this summer, a year after the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease in the state peaked.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Health, Vermont Government, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government

The Bennington Banner

Stakeholders explore ways to make Vermont colleges more affordable

A group of students and educators took their first step in a joint effort to make higher education more affordable for Vermont students.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Johnson State College, Tunbridge, VT, Vermont Law School

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