Stun Gun Bill Advances

stun gunsVERMONT - The Vermont House has agreed on Senate changes to a bill calling for statewide training standards for police whom carry electronic stun guns.  

 

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Tar Sands Pumping Through Pipelines?

tar sandsVERMONT- The Green Mountain State is trying to keep their nickname by saying no to tar sands. Although the substance could help the state out economically, envorimentally it would be destroyed.

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Woman Trained in Vermont Injured in Circus Act

Circus disasterVERMONT- An incident happened at a Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus in Providence, Rhode Island over the weekend. Nine performers were injured after the device that suspended the women released.

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Turkey Season Takes Off

turkey hunting thumbnailVERMONT-  Spring turkey hunting season opened in Vermont on Thursday. Residents with hunting licenses are allowed to hunt from yesterday, May 1st, all the way up until the end of the month.

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It's a Go for Labeling GMO's

gmoVERMONT - The only thing between Vermont and becoming the first state to require labelng of a genetically modified organism (GMO) in food is a pending signature from Governor Peter Shumlin. Both the Senate and the House support the passing of the bill, however, some of the locals don't see it the same way.

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Alzheimer's Disease

alzheimersVERMONT - When most people hear the term Alzheimer's, they cringe at the thought that they may have it someday, or that someone they know already does. Alzheimer's is a common type of dementia that generally occurs in patients age 65 or older. Alzheimer's causes memory problems, as well as difficulty in thinking and behavior.

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Shumlin Approval Rating Down

shumlin approvalVERMONT - Governor Peter Shumlin's approval rating has dropped from 65 percent to under 50 percent according to the Castleton Polling Institute. Incumbents usually lose approval over time, but this is different.

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Officials: Don't "Plunge" In

polar plungeVERMONT - With temperatures heating up, a new trend has been running rampant on social media - and it's being called the "Polar Plunge 2014."

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Sanders says Earth Day is a Wake-Up Call

SandersVERMONT- Vermont state Sen. Bernie Sanders, said that Earth Day is a reminder that dramatic action is needed to curb the carbon and methane emissions responsible for the crisis of global warming. Sanders has introduced two new bills that could help cut the emission of greenhouse gases.

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The Future of Vermont’s Trash

nekwasteVERMONT-Vermont is known for being one of the “greenest states” in the U.S. but we didn’t get that title from our rolling green hills. It’s our eco-friendly state of mind that puts us high in the ranking, and the state has plans to continue upholding its environmental responsibilities well into the future.

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Commute Times Delayed Due To Construction

highway constructionVERMONT- With the spring time upon us construction throughout the state has resumed. For the next few months there will be extensive work on almost every local state road and highway. 

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F-35s Coming to Burlington

F-35.jpgVERMONT - Don't be surprised to see F-35's landing at Burlington National Airport in the near future. The United States military and government have decided to make these jet fighters native to Vermont. These planes will arrive in the year 2020. Right now they are being tested to make sure that they are ready to fly, problem-free.

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Weakening Ice

weakening iceVERMONT - Spring time has finally arrived and that means one thing, the sun is out and it is getting warmer. What does this mean for winter enthusiasts?

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Stun Gun Standards

stun gunsVERMONT - The Vermont House has given preliminary approval to bill H.225 that would create statewide standards on electronic stun gun use by police. Yesterday, News7 reporter John Kazar spoke with a St. Johnsbury senior officer who has used his stun gun while on patrol.

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Money Problems

money problemsVERMONT - Although the state's minimum wage is above the federal law, Vermonters still struggle to make ends meet.

With minimum wage set at $8.73, Vermonters devote much of their pay to taxes and rising prices in other areas, such as gas prices, local taxes (due to results from Town Meeting Day) and general expenses that are always rising, such as high school and college tuition.

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Veteran Bill Benefits

veterans_going_to_school.jpgVERMONT - Senator Bernie Sanders has just recently created a Veterans Bill that assist veterans via it's many benefits. One of these benefits is healthcare, which will help get the treatment they need as quickly as possible.

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10th Annual Ice Fishing Derby

ice fishingWESTMORE- The 10th Annual Ice Fishing Derby has officially started today. The tournament will take place until 12 p.m. on Sunday, February 16. The registration fee is $30 and all fishermen must have a valid Vermont fishing license.

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Vermont State Police Holiday Enforcement

holidayenforcementVERMONT- The Vermont State Police is beginning their newest holiday campaign today. The operation has a goal of enforcing and reducing the number of DUIs and accidents related to them throughout the holiday season.

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Stifle the Sniffles

cold preventionVERMONT - It's that time of year once again. The time for sniffles, sneezes, and coughing - everything having to do with the common cold. While there are some people who think it is inevitable to contract the cold, there are some ways to lessen your chances, or even prevent getting the virus.

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Defeating The Winter Blues

sadVERMONT - With the first few days of snowfall in the books, Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, can start to take its toll on some people. SAD is defined as depression assosicated with late autumn and winter months of the year, and is not fully known to the general public.

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Town Lister Position Open

barnet selectboardVERMONT- A recent resignation has left the town of Barnet without a Town Lister. Now, they are on the hunt for a replacement.

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Universal Healthcare In Works for Vermont

universal healthcareVERMONT- A new plan in the making for 2017 will make Vermont the first state in the nation to implement a universal health care system. The idea for the plan is already in place, and is being worked on to be put to vote in 2016, and activated sometime in 2017.

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Sodexo Benefit Changes Delayed

sodexoVERMONT - Sodexo announced earlier this year their plans to change their definition of a full-time employee due to the federal Affordable Care Act. However, those plans have been thwarted. University of Vermont President Thomas Sullivan made an announcement Friday, saying that Sodexo's benefit changes have been delayed.

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A Petition They Can't Afford

sodexoVERMONT- The petition from the Vermont State College's aimed towards getting their employees of the Sodexo food industry proper benefits already has over 300 signatures.

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National Farm to School Month

farmtoschoolVERMONT- October is national Farm to School Month, informing students about the healthy benefits of eating local food, while helping our community farmers. This month was established in 2010 when the U.S. House of Representatives wanted to recognize the important role local farms play in promoting healthy living, while at the same time benefiting the states economy.

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