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4 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News
The Vermont House on Thursday passed a measure calling for a study of marijuana legalization, while a Senate committee struggled to find a standard to determine when a driver is impaired by drugs.
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4 hrs ago | Examiner.com
John Williamson is a Vermont farmer who's been growing oil crops for on-farm biodiesel and animal feed since 2005.
5 hrs ago | SFGate
Edge Fuentes, left, stands with his wife Katie Spring, right, and their 9-month-old son Waylon in their planting room surrounded by seedlings for vegetables and flowers at their Good Heart Farmstead, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Worcester, Vt.
6 hrs ago | Manchester Journal
The House Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a medical marijuana dispensaries bill, endorsing an amendment that calls for a study of potential tax revenue from legalizing and taxing pot.
6 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner
Consumers looking for fresh, local food often turn to Community Supported Agriculture shares, or CSAs, but choosing a CSA farm can be difficult.
10 hrs ago | Forbes.com
Even as the ultra-green Grist magazine has sought to give its fervent readers a more nuanced conversation about genetically modified food, the news media, reporting on the recent vote in the Vermont legislature to require labeling of genetically modified food because there is no scientific consensus on the safety of such food, frames the issue in a ... (more)
14 hrs ago | American Reporter
This, according to the latest edition of the American Religious Identification Survey , conducted by the Program on Public Values at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.
With awareness of historic levels of inequality in the U.S. continually increasing, talk -- and action -- on raising the minimum wage is frequently in the news.
If you get a letter from the Vermont Attorney General's office in the next couple months, you definitely want to open it.
Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by the governor.
Each day, Bridget Conry takes on a food challenge that rivals anything you'll see on a TV cooking show.
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.
The governor's approval rating was 65.1 percent in the spring of 2012, thanks in no small part to the successes of his first term in office.
A bill making its way toward expected passage in the Vermont Legislature would require labeling for foods containing genetically modified ingredients and set up a special fund to defend against expected industry lawsuits.
They say it's still increasing in popularity in the state. Though they also admit the upfront costs are high.
"Predatory lending that targets people's retirement and pensions is a growing problem across the country," the Governor said.
Two years ago, my friends Linda Wheatley and Paula Francis decided to walk from Vermont to Washington DC.