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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

CDC photo (Wikimedia Commons)

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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Wind turbines, education separate Minter and Scott in Vermont debate

By   /  August 23, 2016  /  Jobs + Growth, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

TWO FUTURES: Republican Phil Scott and Democrat Sue Minter had their first gubernatorial debate in Randolph, and the candidates offered different visions for the future on many key issues.

Republican Phil Scott and Democrat Sue Minter differed widely on issues in their first head-to-head gubernatorial debate last night at the Chandler Music Hall in downtown Randolph.

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Vermonters question whether wind-energy developer will honor vote

By   /  August 22, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Michael Bielawski

From community leaders to local activists, Vermonters are worried that Spanish wind-energy developer Iberdrola will renege on its promise to honor a vote on a 28-turbine wind farm proposed for Windham and Grafton.

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Abandoned home of wind turbine sufferers to become wind farm research center

By   /  August 18, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Steve Therrien

A Vermont home abandoned due to noise from local wind turbines is being turned into a research center to study the negative impacts of industrial-scale wind power projects.

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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

Photo courtesy of state of Vermont

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

Photo by Osvaldo Salas (Public Domain)

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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