Vermonters who don't speak English face barriers for things like getting healthcare and finding work, to challenges when it comes to safety, diet and education.
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Living In Vermont Without English

Many of us take it for granted that when we visit the doctor's office, shop for groceries or otherwise go about life in Vermont we do so in English. But more than five percent of Vermonters don't speak English at home. We're talking about how Vermonters without English navigate schools, health care, work and other basic needs.

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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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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.

Click here for the latest on school closures and delays.

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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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Live call-in discussion: 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.

David McGhee grew up with two mysteries. One was his grandmother's suitcase — it was full of stuff she shared with no one. The other mystery was about the boy's grandfather, a soldier who died before David was born.

David was only 9 years old when he first got a glimpse of what was inside his grandmother's suitcase.

Vermonters who don't speak English face barriers for things like getting healthcare and finding work, to challenges when it comes to safety, diet and education.
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Many of us take it for granted that when we visit the doctor's office, shop for groceries or otherwise go about life in Vermont we do so in English. But more than five percent of Vermonters don't speak English at home. We're talking about how Vermonters without English navigate schools, health care, work and other basic needs. 

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Homeowners often complain about property taxes. But efforts to curb property tax increases by consolidating control of schools doesn't sound too appealing, either. This school year VPR reporter Howard Weiss-Tisman is following the West River school district in Southern Vermont to understand how it deals with the budget process and consolidation questions. The following story is an installment in that series.

Soils hold at least three times the amount of carbon as the atmosphere, and play a key role in managing carbon and mitigating climate change.
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In conversations about climate change, the role of soil often comes up as one way to sequester carbon. Better soil management would retain more carbon in the ground and release less into the atmosphere.

But Dartmouth College Biological Sciences professor Caitlin Hicks Pries says soil's role is even more central, either making climate change worse or playing a key role in mitigating its affects.

From left, The Alchemist owners Jen and John Kimmich, their dog Cookie, SunCommon co-founder James Moore and SunCommon VP of marketing and sales Tom Berry stand under a soon-to-be canopy of 400 solar panels at The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center.
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A new canopy solar array is going up over The Alchemist's parking lot in Stowe. Developers say it’s the first of its kind in Vermont and could become the new standard for businesses going solar.

Attorney General TJ Donovan at a podium at a press conference on Friday.
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Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan announced Friday that the state is intervening in how three residential care homes in South Burlington and St. Albans are managed. The action came after staff, residents and their families filed complaints with the state.

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In Nicaragua, hundreds of people are dead and hundreds in jail for opposing the government.

The chaos in Nicaragua has prompted Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, two otherwise polar opposites politically, to work together to craft sanctions against Nicaragua.

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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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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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