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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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, Gay/Lesbian

9 hrs ago | 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

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, 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, Johnson State College, Tunbridge, VT, Vermont Law School

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Current

VPR turns to audience for stories of addiction and recovery

As part of Vermont Public Radio's Traces project, digital producer Angela Evancie visited sites such as this motel in Rutland, where drug dealers and buyers met.

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Related Topix: Vermont

The Brattleboro Reformer

School consolidation, charters, and choice

Vermonters moan about their steadily rising education property taxes, especially as the number of students continually decreases.

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Related Topix: Vermont, George Washington University, Opinion

The Bennington Banner

Vermont gets a 'pass' from the EPA, but still needs 'brown' power

State officials celebrated Vermont getting a "pass" after the U.S. EPA announced June 2 its state-by-state plan to reduce power-related carbon emissions 30 percent nationwide by 2030.

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Related Topix: Springfield, VT, Vermont, Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Food & Wine

Switchel: The Best Summer Drink You've Never Heard Of

Its name may not be familiar, but switchel has been around a long time. The sweet-sour-spicy fermented drink made with apple cider vinegar, a sweetener like molasses or maple syrup, and ginger, has been consumed in the US since the late 17th century, when it was drunk by farmers working the harvest.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Vermont, Drink, Cocktails, Beer

News Observer

National economy cited in smaller revenue forecast

"This really is no different than when a family thinks they have a raise coming, they get a raise, but the raise is a little smaller than they had projected," the governor told reporters as he prepared for a meeting at which the heads of the Legislature's four money committees agreed to downgrade the forecast.

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Related Topix: Vermont, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

WCAX-TV Burlington

Vermont sees revenue forecast downgrade

Less than a month into the new fiscal year, Gov. Peter Shumlin says the state budget is off-track.

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Related Topix: Vermont, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

WCAX-TV Burlington

Arguments heard on Vt. forest wind project

A federal judge has listened to arguments challenging a 15-tubine wind project authorized in the Green Mountain National Forest.

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Related Topix: Vermont

American Reporter

MomentumREADY for My Close-Up, Mr. Lee

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

VTrans completes repair work on Middlebury bridge

The Vermont Agency of Transportation completed repair work on the Sand Hill Bridge connecting Middlebury to East Middlebury on Route 125.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Middlebury, VT, East Middlebury, VT, Rochester, VT, Shelburne, VT

The Wichita Eagle

Republican Milne formally launches campaign

Milne addressed a crowd of about 80 of the Republican party faithful, including former Gov. Jim Douglas, Lt.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Vermont, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Jim Douglas

WCAX-TV Burlington

Milne kicks off campaign for Governor race

It's official. Businessman Scott Milne kicked off his campaign to unseat Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vermont.

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Related Topix: Vermont, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Barre, VT, Jim Douglas, Orange County, VT

WCAX-TV Burlington

Helping Veterans Heal, Part 2

The fight over the Veterans Affairs scandal has moved from hospital waiting rooms to Washington, D.C. Lawmakers are scrambling to come up with an agreement on a massive bill to pay for improved care in light of a scathing report that uncovered falsified wait times.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, US Politics, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Vermont

WCAX-TV Burlington

Books over Breakfast: 'Josey Baker Bread'

Testimony before a legislative committee shows Vermont's health care exchange still suffers from numerous problems, and thousands of Vermonters have not been able to get the coverage they need.

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The Vermont Standard

Vermont: A Key Theme Of Bookstock 2014

Vermont: its beauty, its people, its architecture, its causes, its difference - is a prominent theme of the Bookstock Literary Festival coming to Woodstock July 25, 26 and 27. At this sixth annual festival, experts and authors in many fields will discuss varied aspects of Vermont, while other presenters will cover a wide range of topics over three ... (more)

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Related Topix: Vermont, University of Vermont, Middlebury College

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Administration review of DCF delayed

In May Gov. Peter Shumlin ordered the Agency of Human Services to develop a plan to reorganize DCF, following the deaths of two toddlers involved with the department.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Vermont

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