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11 min ago | 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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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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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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Boston.com

Vermont officials raise awareness of teen drinking

The Vermont Department of Health is trying to increase awareness of the dangers of underage drinking through local events for parents and students.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

WVNY

Interstate Closed for Bridge Work

Parts of I-91 remain closed Sunday morning, according to the Vermont Agency of Transportation.

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The Burlington Free Press

Green values generate greenbacks

There was more good news this month for Vermont--with unemployment numbers reaching a low of 4 percent and the news that Vermonters are first in the nation for eating our vegetables and getting exercise.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Agriculture, Science

Sat Apr 12, 2014

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

American Reporter

Visa's Zoo and Aquarium Ads Mislead About Its Philanthropy

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

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

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

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Legislative update on education

Two weeks ago, the House Education Committee unanimously passed H.883 with a vote of 10-0-1.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Education Etc., Opinion

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