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Vermont gubernatorial hopefuls debate energy siting and guns

By   /  June 30, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Governor, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Michael Bielawski

Four of Vermont’s five gubernatorial candidates debated many important issues Wednesday night, but energy siting and gun control seemed to generate the greatest interest from voters.

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28-turbine mega-wind project faces steep opposition in Vermont

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

TEXAS TURBINES: Getting wind power to consumers is proving a costly proposition for Texans.

Tensions are escalating after the Windham Selectboard sent a letter asking wind developer Iberdrola to back off a 28-turbine, 96-megawatt project planned for Windham and Grafton.

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Vermont Health Department concealing number of refugees with contagious TB

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Accountability, Health Care, Issues, News, Open Records, Vermont  /  No Comments

Wikimedia Commons photo courtesy of AusAID

Epidemiologists at the Vermont Department of Health are concealing the number of refugees with contagious active tuberculosis disease nearly a month after Watchdog reported that more than one-third of Vermont’s resettled refugees test positive for TB.

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Progressives say two-party system forces them to run as ‘fusion’ candidates

By   /  June 24, 2016  /  Governor, News, Politics & Elections, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce Parker

Progressives running as multi-party candidates say they are reacting to the dominant two-party system, but some rivals say the tactic is unfair and unethical.

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Vermont town says no twice to school district consolidation

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  Education, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Orwell Village School

Voters in Orwell again rejected a plan to merge school districts under Act 46, Vermont’s district consolidation law.

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Shumlin celebrates new dental professional created for Medicaid patients

By   /  June 21, 2016  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont has a new type of dental professional to serve Medicaid patients, and Gov. Peter Shumlin says the position will help low-income Vermonters get the care they need.

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