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10 hrs ago | ASHP

White House Summit Tackles Opioid Abuse

Two public health problems in the United States-prescription drug abuse and heroin use-are inextricably linked, and solutions will require comprehensive efforts, said participants in a June 19 White House policy summit.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Vermont, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Criminal Defense Law, Law

18 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

22 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Health department tracking hepatitis C cases

More than 600 Vermonters have chronic hepatitis C. The disease was the second most commonly tracked by public health officials last year, according to data from the Vermont Department of Health.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Health, Vermont, Health Insurance

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Williston Observer

Be tick smart

The Vermont Health Department is reminding Vermonters to be aware of ticks this time of year.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health, Vermont

The Bennington Banner

Vermont is No. 2 in nation for inmate health care spending

A report released this week shows that Vermont has the second-highest health care spending per inmate in the U.S., and state data show those costs continue to grow.

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Related Topix: Prison, Vermont, California, California Government

The Washington Post

Wyoming considers allowing ex-felons to vote

Felons who have served their prison sentences could win back their right to vote under a proposal to be considered next week by a Wyoming legislative panel.

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Related Topix: Wyoming Government, Wyoming, ACLU, Washington DC, Vermont, US Politics, US News

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Vermont lawmakers approve health care rules

But work will continue to examine possible scenarios that might play out for Vermonters from the rules.

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

The Bennington Banner

Brent D. Burns named as Milne for Vermont Campaign Manager

Candidate for Vermont governor Scott Milne today announces his campaign will be managed by Brent D. Burns, an experienced leader, problem solver, and U.S. Army veteran.

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Related Topix: Vermont, US Military, US Army, US Politics, US News, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas A&M University

American Reporter

My HorizonsPOETRY NIGHT

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.

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Related Topix: Trinity College, Vermont, US News

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

Wed Jul 09, 2014

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

Manchester Journal

Inevitable consequences

Inevitably, violating principles of sustainable spending has both fiscal and political consequences.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Tax, Opinion

Northern Virginia Daily

New Cedar Creek sign to honor Vermont soldiers

Vermont and Virginia sit right beside each other in an alphabetical list, and when it comes to the Battle of Cedar Creek, they're just as intertwined.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Arts, Painting

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Bennington Banner

More than 200 inmates in prison because of lack of housing

There are 224 Vermont inmates sitting in prison who could be released if they had a place to live, according to data from the Department of Corrections.

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Related Topix: Vermont

The Bennington Banner

State hires D.C. firm to help defend GMO law

Attorney General Bill Sorrell said Monday that the state has retained a Washington, D.C., legal firm to help defend a lawsuit filed against Vermont's new GMO labeling law.

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Related Topix: Vermont

The Bennington Banner

Take home the harvest with your EBT Card and Harvest Health Coupons

There are currently over 90,000 Vermonters who receive 3SquaresVT benefits to help them buy more food for their families.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Agriculture, Science

Time

10 States That Drink the Most Beer

In recent years, Americans have increasingly moved away from beer consumption in favor of wines and spirits.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The News Tribune

Movie fraud sentence upheld

Malcom "Mac" Parker was sentenced last year for his role overseeing the fundraising and filming aspects of a movie project that shortchanged hundreds of Vermonters.

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Related Topix: Vermont

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

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Stuart seeks third term as Brattleboro rep

As a member of the House Education Committee, state Rep. Valerie Stuart found herself in the middle of one of the biggest debates of the 2014 session: Whether Vermont's small schools should consolidate.

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Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT, Vermont, Montpelier, VT, Family, Kids

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