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Statewide Solution To Avoiding Sewage Spills Into Public Waters Remains Elusive

When rain mixed with snowmelt last week in Rutland, the resulting flows overloaded the city's storm water and sewer system. More than 100,000 gallons of untreated storm water and sewage poured into local creeks. State and local officials are trying to stop overflows like this, but there are few simple solutions.
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The redbud is one of the first plants to bloom in spring. It has tiny, bright pink flowers that open before its leaves emerge, giving the tree a neon glow. The flowers, which are edible, were used as medicine by Native Americans.

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Governor Shumlin's proposal to switch to an all-payer model for health care would overhaul how care is paid for in Vermont. We're talking about how it would work, and what the change would mean for patients and providers.

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New Hampshire native Peter Jennison has been composing music for piano since he was 10 years old. When he joined the military as an adult and was deployed overseas as a medevac helicopter pilot, Jennison often listened to soothing music from other composers like Will Ackerman and, in his downtime, began to write his own contemporary pieces.

Residents have been told by the Environmental Protection Agency that their water is unsafe to drink. People are outraged, are asking tough questions of local officials, and wondering how things got to this point. The story has drawn the attention of a high-profile environmental public advocate and celebrity.

And we're not talking about Flint, Michigan.

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A former paper mill in Bellows Falls might not be  the best site for a proposed 150-bed detention center.

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The average price of regular gasoline has dropped below $2 per gallon for the first time since early 2009, according to the state’s monthly fuel price report. The average price is $1.97 per gallon, but it’s likely prices won’t stay this low much longer.

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The University of Vermont Vaccine Testing Center has been selected to help test a potential vaccine that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is developing against the Zika virus.

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Valentine's Day celebrates love, but it also puts a lot of focus on those who are not in a relationship.

What seems to be lacking for many people is information on how to succeed in a relationship and how to make it last.

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There’s a new effort underway to boost opportunities to put small start-up businesses together with Vermont investors. The hope is to encourage a type of investing known as equity crowdfunding. 

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Sen. Bernie Sanders raised an eye-popping $7.4 million since polls in New Hampshire closed Tuesday evening, according to his campaign website.

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Kevin Pearce: Learning To Love Your Brain

Vermont's Kevin Pearce was one of the bright young stars of professional snowboarding when tragedy struck. During half-pipe training in Park City, Utah, Kevin hit the ground head first while attempting a cab double cork.
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Compositions With A Mission: A Soldier's Songs Tell Stories Of War

New Hampshire native Peter Jennison has been composing music for piano since he was 10 years old. When he joined the military as an adult and was deployed overseas as a medevac helicopter pilot, Jennison often listened to soothing music from other composers like Will Ackerman and, in his downtime, began to write his own contemporary pieces.
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Dorothy's List: 'El Deafo'

The early life story of author and illustrator Cece Bell unfolds across the pages of El Deafo in comic book style panels. We first meet Cece as an energetic preschooler who loves to wear her poka-dotted bathing suit everywhere. Then we watch her get sick and lose her hearing as speech bubbles fade to blank.
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Narcan Saves Lives, But With Some Unintended Consequences

Naloxone, or Narcan, is a prescription drug designed to reverse respiratory depression caused by opioid overdose. The drug has become widely accessible in Vermont, with various police agencies and first responders gaining access to the drug.
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