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Vermont celebrates Earth Day amid growing solar panel sprawl

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

Photo by Bruce Parker

Solar energy is certain to provoke cheers and jeers in Vermont this Earth Day, as an increasing number of industrial solar plants are popping up across the Green Mountain State.

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Vermont health professionals opting out of state health care system

By   /  April 12, 2016  /  Health Care, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

NOT READY: Small business and Spanish language online enrollment isn't ready.

Vermont health professionals are struggling with the ethics and economics of the state’s healthcare system — some are going private, and some are leaving the state, in order to provide quality care for patients.

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Vermont election numbers reveal possible enthusiasm gap

By   /  March 7, 2016  /  Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vote tallies from Vermont’s presidential primary show that the enthusiasm gap may be significant in the Green Mountain State.

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Pro-weed senators unconcerned about flouting federal law

By   /  February 29, 2016  /  Federal Government, Issues, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

Vermont Marijuana

After passing marijuana legalization on Thursday, some Vermont senators denied they had just voted to nullify federal law.

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Vermont Senate votes to nullify federal marijuana law

By   /  February 26, 2016  /  Federal Government, Issues, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The Vermont Senate on Thursday voted to legalize recreational marijuana use and cultivation, defying federal law.

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Lawmakers discuss local control over renewable energy

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

POLITICAL POWER: The world's largest solar array is in Nevada, Sen. Harry Reid's home state. Solar projects receive the biggest federal tax subsidies per megawatt of any form of energy.

Lawmakers concerned by a growing revolt against wind and solar projects are considering ways to give locals more control over the decision-making process.

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