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4 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Vermont House supports studying pot legalization

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.


Related Topix: Drugs, Vermont, Marijuana, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Healthcare Law, Law

4 hrs ago |

Local production for local use is the 'biofuel' model that works in Vermont

John Williamson is a Vermont farmer who's been growing oil crops for on-farm biodiesel and animal feed since 2005.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Patrick Leahy, Vermont, Agriculture, Science, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, Biofuel, Global Warming, Environment

5 hrs ago | SFGate

Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

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.


Related Topix: Vermont, Life, Food, Vegetables, Worcester, VT, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Agriculture, Science

6 hrs ago | Manchester Journal

House passes medical marijuana bill with amendment that requires study of legalization

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.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Vermont

6 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Vermont announces CSA Open Farm Day

Consumers looking for fresh, local food often turn to Community Supported Agriculture shares, or CSAs, but choosing a CSA farm can be difficult.


Related Topix: Vermont, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Organic Food

10 hrs ago |

Science Free News Coverage Of Vermont GMO Labeling

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)


Related Topix: Vermont, Agriculture

14 hrs ago | American Reporter

Reporting: PanamaMESSAGE for Today: a Good Man Gunned Down

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.


Related Topix: Trinity College, Vermont, US News

18 hrs ago | CBS Atlanta

Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from... An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste ... (more)


Related Topix: Vermont, Montpelier, VT

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Bennington Banner

It's time for a raise

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.


Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, Vermont, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Opinion


Vermont Going After Illegal Lenders

If you get a letter from the Vermont Attorney General's office in the next couple months, you definitely want to open it.


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National Public Radio

Vermont Leading US In GMO Labeling Campaign

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.


Related Topix: Vermont, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

Seven Days

Vermont's Top Pot Chef Bakes 'Farm-to-Pharmacy' Edibles

Each day, Bridget Conry takes on a food challenge that rivals anything you'll see on a TV cooking show.


Related Topix: Vermont, Life, Food, Dining, Marijuana, Drugs

The Bennington Banner

What is threatening the original Vermonter?

There's an old saying that goes, "Every day is Earth Day for a forester." This might be a bit of a stretch, but certainly the benefits derived from the wise use and management of trees and forests, all the things that foresters promote through forest stewardship, make earth a better place.


Related Topix: Vermont, Entomology, Science, Environment, Opinion

Tue Apr 22, 2014

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.


Related Topix: Vermont, US Governors, Jim Douglas, Home Listing, Home, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

The Bennington Banner

VTDigger/Castleton Poll: Vermonters give governor 49 percent...

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.


Related Topix: Vermont, Middlebury College


Vermont food labeling bill includes defense fund

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.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Vermont, Life, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science

WCAX-TV Burlington

Advocates tout Vermont's solar standings on Earth Day

They say it's still increasing in popularity in the state. Though they also admit the upfront costs are high.


Related Topix: Vermont, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, St. Johnsbury, VT

WTEN-TV Albany

Vermont Governor signs bill to protect pensions

"Predatory lending that targets people's retirement and pensions is a growing problem across the country," the Governor said.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Vermont

Happiness in the House: V...

Two years ago, my friends Linda Wheatley and Paula Francis decided to walk from Vermont to Washington DC.


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The News Tribune

Vermont bill sets up legal defense fund on GMOs

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Richard Sears was expected to testify before the House Agriculture and Forest Products Committee about a provision that would set up a legal fund of $1.5 million.


Related Topix: Vermont, Agriculture, Science