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1 hr ago | WVNY

VSAC Offering Funding to Help Cover Dual Enrollment Courses for Low-Income HS Students

The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation is offering funding to help cover dual enrollment courses for low-income high school students.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Education Etc.

Behind The Killcams - 2 PIECE HITMARKER

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

George W. Bush Just Took The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge And It's Pretty Hilarious

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

2 hrs ago | Seven Days

Front Line Stories of Vermont's Online Health Exchange

Nearly a year after Vermont Health Connect went live, the state's online insurance exchange still has a number of gaping operational holes into which plenty of Vermonters have fallen - even disappeared.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Shelburne, VT, Danville, VT, Burlington, VT

3 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Weston's 78th Season to Conclude with Uncle Vanya, 8/28-9/6

Best-known for his roles in The Amazing Spider-Man, Royal Pains and The Exorcism of Emily Rose , Campbell Scott takes to the Weston Playhouse stage for Anton Chekhov 's wistful comedy, Uncle Vanya.

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Related Topix: The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Horror Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Campbell Scott, Vermont

10 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

Our Opinion: Protect your child's health, now and in the future

Did you know that there is a vaccine that can be given to 11- and 12-year old boys and girls that can help protect them from certain types of cancer? And did you know that the full course of this vaccine has been given to less than 50 percent of the children in Vermont? Why would that be? you might ask.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Vermont, HPV, Family, Teenagers, Genital Warts, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Opinion

Tue Aug 19, 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.

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

WVNY

NH Spice Overdoses Raise Concerns in VT

Health officials in Vermont are concerned over several overdoses from a synthetic drug called "spice" in New Hampshire.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Drugs, New Hampshire Government, New Hampshire, Marijuana

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Friends, former staffers remember Jeffords

Most Vermonters knew Jim Jeffords as an independent politician who stood for education and the environment, but as his former staff members reveal, Jeffords as a man loved to laugh, loved people and above all, loved the state of Vermont.

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Related Topix: Vermont, US Politics, US News, US Senate, James Jeffords

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Some reaction to the death of ex-US Sen. Jeffords

Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died Monday at the age of 80. Some reaction to his death: "While we are saddened by our father's passing, we take comfort in the knowledge that he lived a full life, from the hills of Vermont to the halls of ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, James Jeffords, Vermont

Daily Kos

President Obama's statement on the passing of Sen. Jim Jeffords

Michelle and I send our deepest sympathies to the family of Senator James M. Jeffords on his passing.

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Related Topix: Vermont, US News, Liberal Political News

WVNY

Former US Senator Jim Jeffords Passes Away

Former U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords has passed away. He was 80 years old. "He was a partner in our work for Vermont, and he was a friend.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, James Jeffords, Patrick Leahy, Democrat, Vermont

The Brattleboro Reformer

Analysis: Wind's role in Vermont's energy future

A combination of factors -- the end of federal stimulus money, uncertain reauthorization of federal incentives, difficulties in connecting to the grid, competition with solar and local opposition -- have shelved at least two projects and left three others lying dormant.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Vermont Standard

Vermont Supreme Court Rules On Pre-Trial DNA Collection

By Eric Francis, Standard Correspondent WHITE RIVER JUNCTION - For the past three years suspects being arraigned on felony charges at courthouses across Vermont have routinely been ordered to give a sample of their DNA in the form of a cotton swab that collects a small amount of cells from the inside of their cheeks.

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Related Topix: Vermont, White River Junction, VT, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

News Observer

Vermont grapples with aging prison facilities

The state Department of Buildings and General Services shared data with a legislative committee this past week on the maintenance costs of all eight Vermont correctional facilities and the estimated cost of replacing them.

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Related Topix: Prison, Vermont, State Prisons, Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, Northern State Correctional Facility

Albany Times Union

Vermont grapples with aging prison

With Vermont's prison facilities aging, lawmakers are beginning to grapple with whether to build new or patch up the old.

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Related Topix: Prison, Vermont, State Prisons, Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, Northern State Correctional Facility

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Letter: Dan Feliciano, as governor, can turn this state around

I am a Republican because the GOP was founded by the abolitionist movement and its principles of small government and minimal interference in the personal lives of citizens appeals to me.

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

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Ruling forces Vermont to share cost of adding regional transmission

Vermont electric customers could be on the hook for the cost of out-of-state transmission projects as the result of a federal court decision Friday.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Johnson, VT, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Alphecca

VT: Gun Control Group Outspends Almost All Other Lobby Groups

A gun-control group committed to universal background checks was the third-largest spender on lobbyists at the Vermont statehouse this quarter, outspending many of the biggest corporate interests in the Green Mountain State.

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American Reporter

The WilliesA Year to Learn

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

On Native GroundOBAMA Doing Too Much? Why his 'to-do' List is Long

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

Manchester Journal

Bruhn, Dopp recipients of 2014 Hildene Award

On Sunday, July 27, family, friends and colleagues gathered for a celebratory luncheon at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, to honor Sarah Dopp of South Burlington and Paul Bruhn of Burlington, the 2014 recipients of the Hildene Award.

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Related Topix: Burlington, VT, South Burlington, VT, Vermont, US Politics, US News, US Senate, James Jeffords

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