Jane and Sen. Bernie Sanders, pictured here in Philadelphia on July 28, 2016 for the Democratic National Convention.
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Federal Investigation Into Jane O'Meara Sanders' Land Deal Reportedly Dropped

A federal attorney in Vermont has reportedly dropped an investigation into a land deal made by Jane O'Meara Sanders, the wife of independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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'They Are Us': A Series Exploring Mental Health Care In Vermont

They Are Us is a seven-part special series about mental health in Vermont, airing on VPR the week of Nov. 12. Each episode will highlight personal stories from inside the state's mental health care system.

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Undocumented farmworkers in Vermont say they are being unlawfully targeted by federal immigration authorities for their activism on behalf of fellow migrants.

Tonewood Maple's mysterious maple cube. Can you grasp its mysteries?
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Maple sugar products are pretty standard: there’s the ubiquitous syrup, as well as maple sugar and candy. But one producer has expanded their offerings that run from standard syrups to creams, granules, seasonings and even a mysterious maple cube.

We're talking about mental illness with some of the people featured in the new podcast "They Are Us."
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They Are Us is a new seven-part series about mental health airing on VPR featuring the personal stories of Vermonters. We're convening a conversation with some of the people from that podcast, and we'll talk about their perspectives on mental illness, stigma and mental health care. 

Calais sculptor Chris Miller is making final preparations on Ceres at the Barre Granite Museum.
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She stands 14-and-a-half feet tall, weighs around two tons and Vermont can't wait for her to ascend the roof of the Statehouse in Montpelier. The statue of Ceres, goddess of Agriculture, is expected to be placed atop the golden dome on Friday, November 30, according to sculptor Chris Miller of Calais.

National Book Award nominees from Vermont are Rebecca Makkai's novel "The Great Believers," left; M.T. Anderson's "The Assassination Of Brangwain Spurge," middle; and Colin Calloway's nonfiction book "The Indian World of George Washington."
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The National Book Award is one the most prestigious literary prizes in the country, given every year since 1950 to celebrate the best writing in America. This year, three finalists for the award have links to Vermont.

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There are Vermonters who experience psychiatric crises for years — and repeated visits to emergency rooms and psychiatric hospitals. Where do they go when they leave the hospital? And why do they keep coming back? This is a story about the role housing plays in mental health.

In a state that's nearly 95 percent white, how do Vermont's colleges and universities attract a diverse student body?
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How do you create a diverse student body in a state like Vermont? For some schools, it's by recruiting students from out-of-state. We're looking at ways Vermont colleges and universities recruit for diversity and how they support students who make the move to Vermont.

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A winter weather advisory is in place for parts of northern New England, and some areas of Vermont could see as much as a half-foot of snow.

Find weather updates from the Eye On The Sky crew here.

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Sarah Holland standing outside.
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In her early thirties, Sarah Holland started suffering from major depression, the result of childhood sexual trauma. In the years that followed, she lost her job and her family. This is the story of her struggle — and her recovery from major depression.

Andrea Chesman is author of the new cookbook "The Fat Kitchen."
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Animal fats like lard, tallow or schmaltz have been used in cooking for centuries, but have fallen out of favor more recently, mostly for health reasons. But the author of a new cookbook says that isn't fair. We're talking to Andrea Chesman about her take on how these animal fats can fit into modern cooking.


Election Day 2018

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Photos: The Sights At Vt. Democratic And Republican Election Night Headquarters

Republicans and Democrats gathered in South Burlington and Burlington, respectively, to watch the returns and celebrate their victories on Tuesday night. Peruse our photos from the evening.

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Why Are There So Many African-Americans Incarcerated In Vermont?

Overall, Vermont has one of the lowest incarceration rates in the country — but one of the highest rates of African-American incarceration. So why is that?

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More than 50 commentators provide perspective and opinion about current events, topics of interest, and often showcase the work of writers and storytellers.

A 5-part podcast about a school shooting that didn't happen, and the surprising things that did.

The Latest From But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids

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Why Don't Spiders Get Stuck In Their Webs?

Why don't spiders stick to their own webs? How do spiders walk up walls and on ceilings without falling? Why do spiders have eight legs and eight eyes? How do they make webs? And silk? What's a cobweb? How do spiders eat? And why are daddy long legs called daddy long legs when they have to have a female to produce their babies?! We're talking spiders today with arachnologist Catherine Scott.

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