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2 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

State boasts nation's 2nd lowest unemployment rate in March

Vermont claimed the second-lowest unemployment rate in the nation in March with just 3.4 percent of the workforce without jobs.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Peter Shumlin

6 hrs ago | American Reporter

The WilliesA Year to Learn

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

Fri Apr 18, 2014

American Reporter

Brasch WordsPENNSYLVANIA Needs to Re-Affirm the American Way

You'd think that in the 21st Century, we could do things better than we did in the 1930's.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT, Springfield, VT, Washington, VT, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, Albany, VT

WCAX-TV Burlington

Vt. employee charged with stealing from taxpayers

Lisa Peduzzi, 51, a former claims examiner with the Vermont Office of Risk Management, is charged with falsifying insurance claims to buy big ticket items with taxpayer dollars.

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Related Topix: Plainfield, VT, Franklin County, VT, Burlington, VT

WCAX-TV Burlington

Vermont unemployment rate drops to 3.4 percent

The Vermont Department of Labor reports the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for March was 3.4 percent.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Swanton, VT

North County Public Radio

Vermont Senate hears challenge of opiate treatment

Vermont lawmakers are learning of the challenges of meeting the needs of people who are addicted to heroin and other drugs.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Drugs, Medicine, Alcoholism, Health

The Bennington Banner

Vermont State Police recognize National Telecommunicators Week, April 13 - 19

Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators.

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Related Topix: Williston, VT, Edward Markey, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Bennington Banner

2014 Operation Road Safety without Borders

On Friday April 18, the Surete du Quebec , Vermont State Police, New York State Police, New Hampshire State Police, and Maine State Police; along with the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles and US Customs and Border Patrol will participate in a joint traffic enforcement initiative "Operation Road Safety without Borders."

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Canada

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Burlington Free Press

Brothers dig deep for 'The Quarry'

Something about Vermont's omnipresent quarries has long interested Greg and Randal Pierce.

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Related Topix: Shelburne, VT, Rutland, VT, Barre, VT, Burlington, VT

Washington Examiner

Competing bills in Congress and Vermont revive GMO debate

Politics,Congress,Food and Drink,Betsy Woodruff,House of Representatives,Agriculture,Vermont,PennAve,Energy and Environment,Mike Pompeo,Genetically Modified Food On Capitol Hill, Rep. Mike Pompeo has a bill that would give the Food and Drug Administration the sole authority to require labeling to indicate that foods have genetically modified ... (more)

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, US News, US Politics, Representative Mike Pompeo, Republican, US House of Representatives, Agriculture, Science, Healthcare Law, Law

The Bennington Banner

The Vermont Country Store hosts Vermont Challenge's final day barbeque

We are proud to announce that the team at The Vermont Country Store is expanding its support of the Vermont Challenge in 2014.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Weston, VT, Manchester, VT, Manchester Center, VT, Killington, VT

The Brattleboro Reformer

Survey: Vermont homeless population increases by 9 percent

Vermont's homeless population grew by 9 percent this year, according to a report released Wednesday by two anti-homelessness groups.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Chittenden County, VT, Rutland, VT, Burlington, VT

BroadwayWorld.com

MAC Award Winner Rev. Yolanda Appears at Outright VT's Silver Celebration

Yolanda appeared at Outright Vermont 's 25th Anniversary Silver Celebration on April 11th in Williston, Vermont.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Williston, VT, Mitchell

Common Dreams

Center for Food Safety: Vermont Makes Huge Advance for your "Right to Know"

April 16 - The Vermont Senate today voted 28-2 to approve legislation that would require foods produced using genetic engineering to be labeled in Vermont.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Peter DeFazio, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barbara Boxer, US Senate, Liberal Political News

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daily Kos

ALEC in Vermont? No, thanks.

As I looked through my news feed this morning, I managed to break through the usual morning fog to do a bit of a double-take after reading this op-ed on VT Digger from Representative Bob Helm , about how "Good Public Policy Comes From Sharing Ideas" .

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, US Governors, Rick Snyder

The Brattleboro Reformer

Vermont Senate panel mulls police stun gun bill

Some Vermont law enforcement officers told a Senate panel Tuesday that they favor legislation the House passed last month that would require new statewide standards on the use of stun guns by police.

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Common Dreams

Nation's Boldest GMO Label Law Nears Passage in Vermont

After a groundswell of support from state residents fueled by grassroots activism, Vermont is on track to become the first state to require the labeling of food that contains genetically modified organisms .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Vermont Government, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Agriculture, Science

WCAX-TV Burlington

Marshals capture Vermont fugitive

Authorities say Kylee Dubuque, 29, of Essex, had been on the run since late March.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather, St. Johnsbury, VT, Lyndonville, VT

WCAX-TV Burlington

Weird spring weather not so unusual in Vermont

If you think this spring has been filled with strange weather-- cold, then hot, then flooding, then snow-- well, we have a reminder that fluctuating weather is not all that unusual in Vermont.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather, Lyndonville, VT, St. Johnsbury, VT, Weird

Seven Days

A New Book Remembers Vermont Architect George Guernsey

In 1897, residents of the recently established city of Montpelier elected George H. Guernsey as their third mayor.

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Related Topix: Montpelier, VT, Bethel, VT, Calais, VT, Putney, VT, Underhill Center, VT

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