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The Brattleboro Reformer
Groups ask Vt. court to affirm PSB rulings on VY
Three organizations fighting for the closure of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon are asking the Vermont Supreme Court to deny an appeal, filed by the plant's owner, of a pair of decisions rendered by the state's Public Service Board.
Fri May 24, 2013
Legislative Report Card
The first year of the new legislative biennium has now entered the history books, and while our overall verdict - it could have been worse - sounds a bit like damning with faint praise, these days, that qualifies for a not bad.
Gay rights amendment removed from immigration bill
WASHINGTON _ It was "with a heavy heart" that Senator Patrick Leahy, the Vermont Democrat, said he was withdrawing his amendment that would have allowed gay Americans to bring their foreign partners into the country as part of the immigration overhaul that passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this week.
Thu May 23, 2013
Like a nagging parent, Ted Coles deals every day with the food scraps left on Vermonters' plates.
Cybercast News Service
The bill, signed into law by Gov. Peter Shumlin , allows competent patients who face a terminal illness and debilitating pain to seek a prescription of lethal injection to end their lives.
Local Food Producers Trek to the Capitol for the Annual Taste of Vermont
The U.S. Senate's Kennedy Caucus Room is an arresting place with soaring marble columns and blood-red curtains that extend almost to a ceiling carved with gilded rosettes and ornate patterns.
Wed May 22, 2013
Ticking Off All 251 Towns in Vermont, One Photo at a Time
Years ago, after quitting her job as an investment banker, Melanie Considine turned to her true passion: photography.
Vt gov signs novel law against false patent claims
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law Wednesday a novel measure aimed at protecting companies from so-called patent trolling, the practice of making deceptive claims of patent infringement in the hopes of collecting licensing or settlement money.
Museums welcome military personnel
Free admission for the military all summer long at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier and the Vermont History Center in Barre.
Tue May 21, 2013
Farm fresh and gluten free at the Burlington, Vermont farmer's market
Sloping over Lake Champlain, the country's sixth largest lake, with westerly views of the Adirondack Mountains, Burlington is Vermont 's financial, educational, medical, and cultural hub.
Mon May 20, 2013
Poll: Physician Assisted Suicide in Michigan?
The law allowing physicians to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients took effect Monday when it was signed by Gov.
Vermont passes law allowing doctor-assisted suicide
Vermont on Monday became the fourth U.S. state to end legal penalties for doctors who prescribe medication to terminally ill patients seeking to end their own lives.
The Brattleboro Reformer
A successful session
The 2013 Legislative Session ended on Tuesday, May 14 at 10:25 p.m. This culminated a full session of work with many accomplishments, the first and foremost being passage of a balanced budget without raising taxes.
Sat May 18, 2013
The Brattleboro Reformer
Dummerston signs Vermont Yankee response plan
After years of debate, Dummerston Selectboard has approved a plan that details the town's response in the event of an emergency at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.
Fri May 17, 2013
Vermont could be first US state to mandate GMO food labeling
Vermont seemed more likely than ever to become the first US state to mandate the labeling of genetically modified food after a bill passed the state house, though legislators worry about a lawsuit threat from biotech giant Monsanto.
The award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding service efforts over a career in the water industry.
Vermont approves assisted suicide bill
Vermont is about to become the third US state to legalize doctor-assisted suicide.
Who gets access to tax returns?
As often happens in Montpelier in the month of May, a little noticed provision in major piece of legislation, erupts in controversy, as lawmakers, with a little help from the people who would be affected by the new law, discover the unintended consequences of what the law proposes to do.
Thu May 16, 2013
Green Mountain College to Divest From Fossil Fuels
Kudos to Green Mountain College for its announcement this week that it is committing to divest its $3.1 million endowment from companies profiting from fossil fuels.
Vermont House approves physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill
For the first three years after its passage, the legislation will model Oregon's Death with Dignity Act [official materials] by including safeguards [AP report] which require, among other things, that the patient be competent and assert on three separate occasions the desire to receive a lethal dose of medication.