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Lawmakers love to come up with ideas, and then appoint special committees to study them. Rarely do the voluminous reports produced by those panels lead to any major changes.

But members of the newest blue-ribbon commission created by the Legislature say they’re hopeful this one might actually improve state government. 

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is expected to highlight some key issue differences with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Tuesday night's debate in Las Vegas. But the Sanders campaign says it will not engage in any personal attacks against Clinton.

Town of Salisbury

With its mix of lakes, wetlands, forest and fields, Addison County is a popular hunting destination. But starting next week there will be some new gun restrictions in the Addison County town of Salisbury.

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After two Republican Presidential Debates, the Democrats have their turn in Las Vegas. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee take the stage for the first Democratic Presidential Debate.

Library of Congress

First of all, Vermont native John Dewey did NOT invent the Dewey Decimal System. That was another guy. He was however, one of the most important thinkers in all of American history - changing the world with his far-reaching insights into philosophy, education, politics, psychology, art, and more.

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Vaudeville, that old-time brew of slapstick humor and outlandish stunts, is making quite a comeback in Vermont.

Vermont Vaudeville, a troupe based in Hardwick will be juggling, joking, singing and dancing this weekend in a restored theater beside the railroad tracks that used to host traveling vaudeville shows at the turn of the century.

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At a candidates forum in Manchester, New Hampshire on Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders highlighted many of the issues that he's expected to raise during the first Democratic debate Tuesday night in Las Vegas.


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Starting today, Vermonters can register to vote from the comfort of their own homes. Secretary of State Jim Condos says the new online voter registration system will improve access to democracy, and will also make elections less vulnerable to fraud.


Almost a year after its shutdown, the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is still sparking debate over safety, spending and the disposal of nuclear waste.


Burlington Rep. Kesha Ram is running for lieutenant governor.

The 29-year-old Democrat has spent most of her adult life in the Vermont Legislature, and says she’s ready to use that experience to generate “a new sense of urgency to a lot of issues facing Vermonters.”