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4 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Town tax rate to rise 2.5 percent

The Select Board set the town tax rate at roughly $1.02 at its Monday meeting. The municipal rate is made up of three other rates, one for the town general fund, the highway fund, and the fire department.

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Related Topix: Fire, Vermont, Big Box Retailers

8 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

Vermont group plans all-out push for tax on sugary drinks next session

The Alliance for a Healthier Vermont is renewing its push for a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and has hired a new leader for the campaign.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Montpelier, VT

12 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

Vermont unlikely to host immigrant kids

Vermont does not have adequate facilities to house some of the undocumented immigrant children from Central America being held at the U.S. border, the Shumlin administration said Monday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Vermont, Family, Kids, Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration

Tue Jul 29, 2014

American Reporter

MomentumREADY for My Close-Up, Mr. Lee

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

Deseret News

Attorney general: reduce privacy in child cases

Vermont Attorney William Sorrell said Tuesday lawmakers should consider reducing the privacy of cases handled by the Department for Children and Families and other state agencies investigating the abuse and neglect of children.

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The Bennington Banner

Vermont to launch household health care survey next month

A Vermont household insurance survey, which will begin next week, is expected to give the state a window into how close it is to achieving universal health care coverage.

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Related Topix: Vermont

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

Legislature salaries

Notes: Senators in Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming all are paid per day or week of legislative service.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, Kentucky, Kentucky Government, Vermont

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

CDC team comes to Vermont to study new whooping cough strain

Using the WPTZ Mobile App? Tap here for video. "The nickname in China was the 100-day cough and it's no joke," said CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service officer Lucy Breakwell.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Vaccinations, Health

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

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

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

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Star

Tick checks urged year after Lyme disease peaked

The Vermont Department of Health is advising residents who spend time outdoors to do daily tick checks this summer, a year after the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease in the state peaked.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Health, Vermont, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government

The Bennington Banner

Stakeholders explore ways to make Vermont colleges more affordable

A group of students and educators took their first step in a joint effort to make higher education more affordable for Vermont students.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Johnson State College, Tunbridge, VT, Vermont Law School

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Current

VPR turns to audience for stories of addiction and recovery

As part of Vermont Public Radio's Traces project, digital producer Angela Evancie visited sites such as this motel in Rutland, where drug dealers and buyers met.

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The Brattleboro Reformer

School 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

The Bennington Banner

Vermont gets a 'pass' from the EPA, but still needs 'brown' power

State officials celebrated Vermont getting a "pass" after the U.S. EPA announced June 2 its state-by-state plan to reduce power-related carbon emissions 30 percent nationwide by 2030.

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Related Topix: Springfield, VT, Vermont, Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Food & Wine

Switchel: The Best Summer Drink You've Never Heard Of

Its name may not be familiar, but switchel has been around a long time. The sweet-sour-spicy fermented drink made with apple cider vinegar, a sweetener like molasses or maple syrup, and ginger, has been consumed in the US since the late 17th century, when it was drunk by farmers working the harvest.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Vermont, Drink, Cocktails, Beer

News Observer

National economy cited in smaller revenue forecast

"This really is no different than when a family thinks they have a raise coming, they get a raise, but the raise is a little smaller than they had projected," the governor told reporters as he prepared for a meeting at which the heads of the Legislature's four money committees agreed to downgrade the forecast.

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Related Topix: Vermont, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

WCAX-TV Burlington

Vermont sees revenue forecast downgrade

Less than a month into the new fiscal year, Gov. Peter Shumlin says the state budget is off-track.

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Related Topix: Vermont, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

WCAX-TV Burlington

Arguments heard on Vt. forest wind project

A federal judge has listened to arguments challenging a 15-tubine wind project authorized in the Green Mountain National Forest.

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