Here's what could be closed by a state government shutdown, and what still being done in Montpelier to avert a shutdown.
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What Would A State Government Shutdown Mean For Vermonters?

The current state budget funds Vermont till the end of the day June 30, and Montpelier has yet to work out a plan for next year. Here's what could happen if Vermont is forced to "shut down" July 1.

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On Tuesday, Canada's senate passed a marijuana legalization bill. Retail stores could open in about two months.
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This week, cannabis legalization in Canada passed that country’s senate, the final hurdle for that legislation. So what will and won't be legal once the law takes effect?

Lavender farms, wine routes and natural beauty abound in Quebec's Eastern Townships. What are your favorite destinations in the region?
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Live call-in discussion: Summer is a great time to explore new destinations, even ones right in your own backyard. We're touring Québec's Eastern Townships and looking at all that's on offer right on Vermont's doorstep. 

The statehouse in spring.
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By June 30, Vermont needs a budget — otherwise there could be a government shutdown on the first day of the state's new fiscal year.

Here's what could be closed by a state government shutdown, and what still being done in Montpelier to avert a shutdown.
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The current state budget funds Vermont till the end of the day June 30, and Montpelier has yet to work out a plan for next year. Here's what could happen if Vermont is forced to "shut down" July 1.

t. John Flannigan, left, and Capt. James Whitcomb sit at a table looking at each other in front of recording equipment.
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Starting on July 1, it will be legal for adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana under Vermont state law — and that will bring about changes in how the police interact with motorists.

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Brave Little State

Artist Lois Eby, farmer Greg Cox and Supreme Court Associate Justice Marilyn Skoglund.
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Those 'Aging Hippies' Who Moved To Vermont ... Where Are They Now?

For the free-thinkers and radicals who moved to Vermont in the 1960s and 1970s, the past may be obscured in a cloud of … wood … smoke. But what does the present look like?

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What Questions Do You Have About Marijuana Legalization In Vermont?

Act 86 — allowing possession of up to an ounce of marijuana under state law — goes into effect July 1 . With less than a month to go, what do you want to know about how the law will work, and what you can and cannot do?

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Ants tend to live in large, specialized colonies where every individual has a job that benefits the whole community.
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Why Do Ants Bite?

Why do ants bite? Do both male and female ants have stingers? Do ants sleep? What do they do in the winter? In this episode we learn all about the fascinating world of ants with Brian Fisher , curator of entomology at the California Academy of Sciences. Fisher has identified about 1000 different species of ants!

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At the dawning of the 20 th century the world stood on the edge of immense change. No one could have guessed what the next hundred years would bring. Previous centuries saw most composers following specific aesthetic ideals, but music fractured in the 20 th century like never before. In reality, we’re still trying to figure out where music goes from here.

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