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4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Vermont Legislature Passes Mandatory GMO Food Labeling Law

Reuters June 16, 2014. In a 28 to 2 vote the Vermont Senate passed the Mandatory GMO Food Labeling Law.

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Related Topix: Vermont Government, Agriculture, Science

6 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Obamacare is working. Now's the time to start talking about making it better.

Markos argued last week that the harder the Republicans fight Obamacare, the easier it's going to be to make a single-payer system happen.

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Related Topix: US News, Vermont Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Bennington College one of 18 northern New England colleges to get green ranking

Northern New England has made a strong showing in the Princeton Review's 2014 guide to "green colleges," with 18 colleges and universities receiving recognition.

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Related Topix: Bennington College, Green Mountain College, Middlebury College, College of the Atlantic

WCAX-TV Burlington

Engines are revving in Montpelier

With the snow melting away, people in Central Vermont were thinking about getting out into the woods on their four wheelers.

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Related Topix: Montpelier, VT, East Calais, VT, Poultney, VT

The Brattleboro Reformer

Four Vermont students earn national recognition for art and writing excellence

The 2014 national winners of Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have been announced, and four Vermont students are recipients of Gold, Silver, and American Visions & Voices Medals.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Portfolio

The Bennington Banner

Sheriff's department goes green

Sheriff Chad D. Schmidt said the department's black and gray uniforms have all been replaced with spruce green ones.

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Related Topix: Weather

The Brattleboro Reformer

Vermont bill on toxic chemicals clears committee

A House panel Friday passed legislation to regulate toxic chemicals found in children's products despite strong opposition from industry representatives who say it will impose unnecessary costs on manufacturers and provide only minor public health benefits.

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Related Topix: Putney, VT

The Bennington Banner

18 colleges ranked 'green' in northern New England

Vermont has six colleges that get the green ranking, including two, Middlebury College and Green Mountain College, which got the highest possible score.

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Related Topix: Middlebury College, Green Mountain College, College of the Atlantic, Education Etc.

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

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

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