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Andrea Kraft is looking for a new place to live. But she's not having much luck.

"Most of the time I don't even really get the chance to apply for the apartment because people won't respond to my attempts to contact them," she says.

Audio from this story will be posted at approximately 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26.

A few things about Kraft. One: she's a college student. Two: she's a single mom. Three: she receives rental assistance in the form of a Section 8 voucher.

She says when landlords learn those last two facts, they stop returning her calls.

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders officially kicks off his campaign to become the Democratic nominee for President with a big event on the Burlington waterfront Tuesday afternoon. Live at noon, we talk to politics watchers about Senator Sanders' career, chances, and the campaign to come.

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Secretary of State Jim Condos says he's optimistic that the passage of a same-day voter registration bill this session will help increase turnout in Vermont.

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the season for most Vermont State Parks. Volunteers are wanted to staff a visitors center in Smugglers' Notch. VTrans finishes a bridge replacement in Stowe and is starting another in East Burke.

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A developer’s plans for land near the Randolph Exit on Interstate 89 could have statewide implications according to environmental groups. The property proposed for the development includes high quality agricultural land. 

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The Vermont Marble Museum has gone through its share of ups and downs in recent years. But Saturday, the town of Proctor is celebrating the museum’s grand re-opening with a town-wide gala, including train rides back and forth between Rutland.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders is breaking out the Ben & Jerry’s for the formal kickoff of his presidential campaign on Tuesday. There are a lot of moving parts, but here’s what we know for sure:

The Event Will Be At 5 p.m. In Burlington On Tuesday, May 26

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Steven Jeffrey is outgoing executive director of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns. He's held that position for over thirty years. On his way out, we're talking to him about Vermont's local governments and the issues they face, and how the state's towns and cities have changed over the years.

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Vermont's Independent senator and Democratic presidential hopeful will be kicking off his campaign in earnest on May 26 in Burlington — and his speech may have a familiar ring to it.

Through his 1980s tenure as the mayor of Burlington, his 15 years as a U.S. congressman and his past two terms in the U.S. Senate, on many issues — income inequality, health care, education — Sanders has echoed, well, himself.

Planning is underway for a controversial land deal that will develop a parcel of open space in Burlington that used to be owned by Burlington College.

Molly Walsh has been following that story for Seven Days and she joined VPR's Mitch Wertlieb for our Friday Regional Report.

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