Vermont state senator results 2022

Vermont- Democrat Peter Welch has been announced as the new Vermont state senator. Welch won with a 67.2% vote beating republican candidate Gerlad Malloy.

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Vermont Election results 2022

VERMONT - The results for the 2022 election are in. The majority of winners are democrats with only one winner being republican. The results are as follows:

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Proposal 5 passes

Vermont- Reproductive rights will now be written into the state constitution to protect and prevent future restrictions on reproductive care. This comes after proposal 5 was passed with a 76% to 24% vote.

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Proposal 2 passed

Vermont- The results are in, proposal 2 has been passed. What this means for Vermont is that the state constitution will be amended to prohibit slavery in any form. 

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Lieutenant Governor results

Vermont- The results of the 2022 Lieutenant governor's race are in. Progressive democrat David Zuckerman has been announced as the winner with 149,075 votes. After running against republican Joe Bennning, and green mountain candidate Ian G. Diamondstone, it has been a close run.

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Clean Water Vermont

VERMONT- The state of Vermont is looking for the public's opinion on a 50.6 million dollar clean water budget. The goal is to clean up polluted streams, lakes and wetlands through the 2024 fiscal year.

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Vermont Housing

VERMONT - Finding affordable housing in the state of Vermont has been tricky, and Governor Scott has a plan to try and address it.

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Killington motel deaths

VERMONT- Two deaths occurred at the Killington motel this past saturday.

56 year old Darlene Parker and 53 year old Thomas doge were found unresponsive in their hotel room and pronounced dead by police.Police say they found evidence in the room that led them to believe it was an overdose. The deaths are not considered suspicious at this time. 

Just hours before, they were called to a neighboring room for another overdose.

At this time police do not believe the deaths are related.



Will Vermont be All-EV by 2035?

VERMONT - California announced in early September that it plans to have all Electic Vehicles (EV's) by 2035. Vermont has tended to lean towards following California's lead on climate change issues.  

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Go Vermont! Gets an Upgrade

VERMONT-- Commuting in Vermont just got a little bit easier.  The transportation agency announced that their app, Go Vermont!, has a new upgrade.

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Summer Threats and Staying Safe

Vermont - As we approach the summer months here in Vermont, there are some different risks to keep in mind when heading outdoors for any activities. The National Weather Service has a campaign called 'Weather Ready Nation' thats main purpose is to educate the public on different risks associated with the different types of summer weather. The NWS has been able to create an outreach group of Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, which help to spread the Weather Ready Nation messaging out to the public. While most of the information provided is more nationally targeted, there are still some important takeaways to get looking at these closer to home.

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Climate Prediction Center Predicts Above Average Start to Summer

VERMONT - The Climate Prediction Center recently released its 3-month outlooks on temperature and precipitation across the United States. This outlook paints an idea as to which areas have the best chance of being above average and below average for that time period. 

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Vermont's Changing Climate - Climatological Impacts

VERMONT - Vermont is seeing firsthand some of the impacts of climate change. The University of Vermont has been conducting research into the impacts of climate change on the state and has compiled its findings into a user-friendly website for the public to access its findings. 

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Vermont's Changing Climate - Meteorological Impacts

VERMONT - With spring on Vermont's doorstep, many people across the state have been looking forward to the warmer weather. Given we had our fair share of snowstorms during this winter season, it may not seem like the climate in the state is trending warmer, but experts are warning otherwise.

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The Face of Vermont's EB-5 Scandal Gets To Go Home

VERMONT-William Stenger, the face of Vermont's biggest fraud scandal, was able to go home today after facing the possibility of a five year sentence.

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More Money from Radio

VERMONT - For those in the world of radio it is known that stations have to pay royalties to play music on the air. ASCAP, BMI, and other licenses help to prevent copyright infringements. However, there may be another fee coming soon.

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VT Secretary Jim Condos Will Not Return To Office

VERMONT - After 12 years as Vermont Secretary of State, Jim Condos has announced he will not be on the ballot in the fall. "While I have enjoyed this job every day, I look forward to a new chapter next January," he said. This announcement came Tuesday afternoon during a press conference.

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Shiffrin Wins Five Straight at Killington

KILLINGTON - After snow and high winds cancelled Saturday's Giant slalom race, athletes took to the slopes on Sunday for the Home light Killington Cup slalom race as four of those athletes have strong connections to Vermont.

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Testing Tips This Holiday Season

VERMONT- It's hard to believe but the holidays are upon us and state health officials are giving their testing tips to stay safe during Thanksgiving and the holiday season.

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Vermont and New Hampshire Calls Must Start With "802"

Article Written in Collaboration by Quinlan Peer and Alexandra Huff

VERMONT - If you're looking to make a call today, make sure you dial "802" or "603" for any local numbers. Why? Because starting today, all local outgoing phone calls made in Vermont and New Hampshire must be preceded by the states' area codes.

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Vermont Looks to Save 28 Organic Dairy Farms

VERMONT - Horizon Organic, an organization that works with organic dairy farmers, will be cutting ties with the northeast in a year, leaving 28 Vermont farms without a processor. Horizon has given farmers in Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, and New York until August 2022 to find new buyers for their milk, but Agriculture, Food & Markets Secretary Anson Tebbetts says "we have to move much quicker than that."

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251 Club Gets New Member

VERMONT - The green mountain state of Vermont is well known for it's beautiful scenery. With over 100 historic landmarks, it's hard to not want to see everything.

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Plan For Homeless Vermonters

VERMONT - As vermont begins to ease covid restrictions. Tourism in the state is looking to go back to normal. But emergency pandemic housing for the homeless is currently filling up many of the hotels.

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Vermont's Rise in Spring Temperatures

Vermont - In the last 40 years, Vermont has seen an increase in the average spring time temperatures. Although this number isn't too big, the effects it has in our yearly climate can already be seen. Everything from droughts, to flooding, to even shortened maple sugaring seasons. 

According to Climate Central, the average spring time temperature in Vermont has risen 2.8°F since 1970 and Vermont is avergaing about 14 days of above average temperatures during the spring. But, what exactly will this mean for the state as a whole? According to Dr. Janel Hanrahan Atmospheric Science professor at NVU-Lyndon, if you were to ask a person on the street about a rise in temperatures either 1 or 2° degrees most people wouldnt care. If you were to add 1 or 2° every year it can start to have an affect on agriculture and wild life in the state. One point that Dr. Hanrahan did note is "the way it's hapenning is not uniform. What's hapenning is that you have these extremely warm days but, you also have extremely cold days". For example this year in early April we already had days that hit 75°F which was well over 20 degrees above average. Few days following that we went back down to below freezing temperatures. Heat waves in the late spring can also be problematic for people in Vermont because you could have days with temperatures above 90°F which for most people in the south that wouldn't be such a problem considering they mostly have air conditioning. But, in Vermont most people don't have air conditioning and thats when it can become a health problem. 

In the agriculture sector these extreme swings in temperatures can impact farms whether it is an apple orchard or peach trees. When you have multiple days in a row where temperatures exceed 70°F trees will start to bloom thinking its later in the spring and its time to fruit. Then, when temperatures drop back down into the freezing mark and it starts to snow, it can really damage these trees. The flowers will die and not be able to bear fruit. Dr. Hanrahan explained "I have this big tree in my backyard that bloomed all these big beautiful flowers and then we got six inches of snow and now I have a tree with dead flowers and this is not a big deal for this tree in my backyard but it can be if you have lets say an apple orachard". 

The last thing that can get affected is extreme weather. This year we are already dealing with moderate drought conditions according to the drought monitor provided by the University of Nebraska. Droughts and floods are two extremes that can happen either in separate years or in the same year. We could have one year with above average snowfall and once spring time comes around with the snowmelt, rivers can rise and if you combine that with heavy rainfall can be a perect disaster which was the case back in the spring of 2019. You can also have an abnormally dry year with little snowfall and once spring time comes around a drought develops, the ground hardens and cracks from lack of rainfall. It could take one storm with rainfall over an inch to start having flooding concerns. Since the ground is hard and cracked, it could take a while before the soil becomes saturated enough for the water to seep down so, the water just sits on top and if you have heavy rainfall that will start to pool. Vermont's climate is changing every year and we are already starting to see the affects of climate change. 

J&J Come Back To The State

BARTON-After a long wait for a vaccine that was put on hold for several weeks, Governor Phil Scott announced the vaccine has finally become available in the state of Vermont.

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