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Health Care Leaders In Vermont Sound Alarm Over Senate Bill In D.C.

Key health care officials across Vermont say efforts in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act could saddle the state’s medical system with new and expensive problems.

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This label is showing up more frequently alongside bins for recycling and trash.
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Vermont is now three years into its plan to get the whole state on board with universal recycling and composting.  But when you look at the number inside the triangle with arrows, do you know immediately what kind of plastic it is and how to recycle it? And are you occasionally still scrapping food scraps into the garbage?

The Vermont Department of Health cites studies showing that many patients are prescribed twice as much pain medication as they need, or more.
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As the country and the state struggle with the opioid crisis, Vermont is taking action by zeroing in on one way that people can initially get hooked: narcotics that are legitimately prescribed by physicians for pain.

Jane Sanders, right, left Burlington College in 2011. When her husband, Sen. Bernie Sanders, was running for president in 2016, a Republican party official called for an investigation into Jane Sanders' actions as president of the college.
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The federal investigation into a financing deal orchestrated by Jane Sanders when she was president of Burlington College has become a political liability in Washington, D.C. for her husband, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Montpelier City Clerk John Odum with one of the city's optical scan voting machines.
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Secretary of State Jim Condos says his office is actively taking steps to protect the state's election system from being manipulated by foreign or domestic computer hackers, but says there's no evidence so far to indicate that Vermont's voting system was breached.

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Gov. Phil Scott and lawmakers finally compromised on the state budget last week, but the outcome creates a whole new set of financial dilemmas for school districts across Vermont. And the governor's veto of pot legalization disappointed supporters who thought it had a chance. We examine both controversies in a live interview with the governor.

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What's It Like To Be A Migrant Worker In Vermont?

If you drink Vermont milk, or eat Vermont apples or vegetables, it's likely that you have foreign workers to thank. But do you know any?

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VPR Cafe: The Farm Stand Evolution

Vermont farm stands have probably been around as long as Vermont farms themselves. But nowadays, you're likely to find a wide array of items far beyond fresh fruit and veggies.

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But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids

We learn about how babies are made with Cory Silverberg, author of What Makes a Baby.
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How Are Babies Made?

How are babies made? We speak with Cory Silverberg, author of What Makes A Baby, for answers to questions about how we all come into the world.

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