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12 hrs ago | 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, Drugs, Medicine, Alcoholism, Health

22 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Dick Valentinetti honored by Lung Association

A celebration was held this evening in the Cedar Creek Room at the Vermont Statehouse to honor Dick Valentinetti of Moretown who recently retired from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation as the longest serving state air director in the country.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Moretown, VT, Environment, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

Thu Apr 17, 2014

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, Canada

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, 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, 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, Chittenden County, VT, Rutland, VT, Burlington, VT

American Reporter

On Native GroundOBAMA Doing Too Much? Why his 'to-do' List is Long

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

WCAX-TV Burlington

Shumlin discusses flooding aftermath

After this week's whirlwind weather events and major flooding Tuesday, Gov. Peter Shumlin, VTrans and state transportation officials held a news conference Wednesday to discuss the aftermath.

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

Manchester Journal

Legislative Notebook

Week 13 Looks like we are entering the final quarter of the 2014 session, with most pundits predicting that this year's work will be wrapped-up by early, to mid-May. You never know when things might blow up, but my money's on us sticking to the schedule given the Speaker's track record of successfully working through any surprises that may pop up ... (more)

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Related Topix: Vermont, Opinion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

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, Peter DeFazio, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barbara Boxer, US Senate, Liberal Political News

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, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Williston, VT, Mitchell

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: Vermont, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Agriculture, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

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, US Governors, Rick Snyder

World News Report

Designing Digitally, Inc. Develops HTML5 Version of Drive Vermont --...

Designing Digitally, Inc. Develops HTML5 Version of Drive Vermont -- DMV Drivers Training Online Learning System for the State of Vermont Drive Vermont Helps Over 10,000 Permit Drivers Learn the Rules and Regulations of Driving in the State of Vermont Designing Digitally, Inc. , a full-service interactive design company, has partnered with the ... (more)

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American Reporter

On Native GroundCARBON-Free Electricity by 2018? We Can do this

People always say that Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas is a nice man. But he has character as well as policy failings which we can no longer afford to overlook.

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Related Topix: Vermont, US Governors, Jim Douglas, Home Listing, Home, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Burlington Free Press

School governance change disaster in the making

H.883, the school governance restructuring bill working its way through the Vermont House is a disaster in the making.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Burlington, VT, Education Etc., Morrisville, VT

WVNY

Fugitive Arrested for Escaping VT Corrections Supervision

A press release says Kylee Dubuque, 29, of Essex, Vt., was on the run since the end of March 2014.

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WVNY

Vermont Senate Backs GMO Labeling Bill

The State Senate gave preliminary approval to H.112 Tuesday, a bill that would require genetically modified foods to be labeled.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Connecticut, Connecticut Government

The Bennington Banner

VTDigger poll shows overwhelming support for GMO labeling law

As much as 80 percent of the processed food sold in Vermont is a product of modern genetic engineering.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Charleston Daily Mail

Megan McArdle: Vermonta s dream of single payer is a nightmare

Of the plans that states have hatched for the Affordable Care Act, none has been bolder than that of Vermont, which wants to implement a single-payer health-care system, along the lines of what you might find in Britain or Canada.

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