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Vermont Health Department abandons useless, costly nasal spray flu vaccine

By   /  August 23, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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After years of promoting a convenient nasal spray flu vaccine, the Vermont Department of Health says it no longer stands by the product, despite having spent more than $600,000 on doses over the past three years.

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Vermont Senate candidate caught up in potentially illegal Bernie Sanders money-bomb

By   /  August 17, 2016  /  Accountability, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A candidate for Vermont Senate may have violated campaign finance laws after a Bernie Sanders money-bomb filled his campaign coffers with $80,000, according to a complaint filed Tuesday with the Vermont Attorney General’s Office.

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Vermont state lawmakers heading to Cuba for pointers on education, environment

By   /  August 16, 2016  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont state lawmakers are heading to Cuba to glean insights from the communist country’s approaches to education, health care and the environment.

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Oral health care workshop hits nerve of dentists and policymakers

By   /  August 11, 2016  /  Alaska, Arizona, Health Care, Indiana, Issues, Minnesota, National, News, Regulations, Vermont  /  No Comments

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States want to expand access to oral health care, but the debate over how to do it is provoking strong reactions from many within the dental community.

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Quotable Democrats offer guide for undecided voters in Vermont primary

By   /  August 8, 2016  /  Education, Energy and Environment, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Controversial statements uttered last week by Vermont’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates offer undecided voters a last-minute opportunity to get off the fence and vote with confidence Tuesday.

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Gun-grabbing a partisan sport in Vermont, candidate ratings show

By   /  August 5, 2016  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Gubernatorial candidate ratings from gun-issue groups show that gun control is a highly partisan sport among Vermont politicians.

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