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2 hrs ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

Helping Veterans Heal, Part 2

The fight over the Veterans Affairs scandal has moved from hospital waiting rooms to Washington, D.C. Lawmakers are scrambling to come up with an agreement on a massive bill to pay for improved care in light of a scathing report that uncovered falsified wait times.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, US Politics, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Vermont

6 hrs ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

Books over Breakfast: 'Josey Baker Bread'

Testimony before a legislative committee shows Vermont's health care exchange still suffers from numerous problems, and thousands of Vermonters have not been able to get the coverage they need.

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Related Topix: Vermont

9 hrs ago | The Vermont Standard

Vermont: A Key Theme Of Bookstock 2014

Vermont: its beauty, its people, its architecture, its causes, its difference - is a prominent theme of the Bookstock Literary Festival coming to Woodstock July 25, 26 and 27. At this sixth annual festival, experts and authors in many fields will discuss varied aspects of Vermont, while other presenters will cover a wide range of topics over three ... (more)

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Related Topix: Vermont, University of Vermont, Middlebury College

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Administration review of DCF delayed

In May Gov. Peter Shumlin ordered the Agency of Human Services to develop a plan to reorganize DCF, following the deaths of two toddlers involved with the department.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Vermont

Daily Kos

Bullies Announce Attack on Vermont

The Bullies are worried sick. The Bullies are worried sick about Vermont. They think democracy has gone wrong because voters there just passed a law , which will take effect on 1 July 2016 that would make it possible for shoppers to know which of their foods contain DNA from GMOs .

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Related Topix: Vermont, Agriculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home

The Bennington Banner

Gun death report criticized

A report showing that Vermont had more gun-related deaths than highway fatalities in 2011 is an anomaly, sportsmen's groups say.

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Switched

Switchel: It's Strong Enough For A Farmer, But pH Balanced For A Hipster

Hipsters, meet Switchel. It's an American heritage beverage made of apple cider vinegar, ginger and sweetener.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Life, Recipes, Food

Hispanic Business

Northern Reliability Selected by Vermont Telecommunications Authority ...

The resiliency sites are part of an expanded cellular network being implemented across the state of .

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Related Topix: Vermont, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Democracy's great, but sure can be ugly

The Tuesday, July 15, meeting of the Bennington Development Review Board brought us grandstanding politicians reckless and seemingly slanderous accusations and a frustrated, yet representative minority of the local electorate.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Opinion

The Brattleboro Reformer

New exec. dir. reframes mission of Campaign for Vermont

Now that Bruce Lisman has dropped his interest in a run for governor, his organization, Campaign for Vermont, is looking to go mainstream.

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The Brattleboro Reformer

New carbon rules are a breath of fresh air

The United States is finally poised to take an important step to curb carbon pollution that is contributing to climate disruption across the globe after decades of denial, hand-wringing, foot-dragging and lawsuits.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Vermont, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Opinion

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Consolidation, charters, and choice

Vermonters moan about their steadily rising education property taxes, especially as the number of students continually decreases.

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Related Topix: Vermont, George Washington University, Opinion

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Rand officials to visit Vermont next week to plan marijuana study

Rand Corporation representatives will be in Vermont next week to begin work on a study of the effects that marijuana legalization might have on the state's economy, individual health and public safety.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Vermont, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Chittenden, VT

The Brattleboro Reformer

Vermont officials: Legislative action saved poor Vermonters $60 a month

In late June, about 16,400 Vermont households received a letter and $21 dollars from the state.

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WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Funny-looking truck executing important tast

For the past two months, a big, orange truck with strobe lights has been rolling around Vermont's highways, but as different as it may look, it's helping the state is a big way.

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Related Topix: Vermont

SFGate

DNA links California inmate to golf pro's slaying

This undated file photo provided by the Vermont State Police shows Sarah Hunter, 36, a golf pro from Manchester, Vt., strangled to death in 1986.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Vermont, Manchester, VT

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Eyebrow-raising truck doing big job for state

At first impression, the truck may sound like any run-of-the-mill vehicle, but its camera, lasers and bright strobe lights show it's anything but ordinary.

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Related Topix: Vermont

Fri Jul 18, 2014

ThinkProgress

Beyond Obamacare: Health Care As A Human Right

Health care is one of those things that always caused Sandra Schlosser a lot of anxiety.

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Related Topix: Health, Vermont, Health Insurance, US News, Liberal Political News

Thu Jul 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Vermont Pride Theater Kicks Off 4th Annual Summer Pride Festival Today

Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler announces its 4th annual Summer Pride Festival of LGBT plays in Randolph, Vermont, this weekend, July 18-20 and 25-27.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Theater, Arts, Randolph, VT, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Gay/Lesbian

The Bennington Banner

More than 2,000 people respond to Vermont AG's survey on GMO labeling

The back of the package is the best place for a GMO label, according survey results released last week by the Attorney General's Office, but the results show that consumers differed with the food industry on how large the label should be.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Healthcare Law, Law, Life, Food, Nutrition

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