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With Tentative Deal, Burlington Students Head Back To School Wednesday

After four school days on strike , Burlington teachers and the city's school board announced Tuesday evening they had reached a "tentative" deal that would allow classes to resume Wednesday.

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A screenshot of the Airbnb website, taken Sept. 20, shows some available rentals in Vermont. A Vermont working group is studying short-term rentals, prompting Airbnb to reach out to Vermont hosts registered on the site to share their experiences.
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Airbnb says more than 3,600 people across the state use the online service to rent out their homes. Now the company is asking those homeowners to get involved with a statewide study that could impact the future of home sharing in Vermont.

With over half of the state using septic systems, we talk with experts about how to keep yours operating properly.
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Live call-in discussion: We know it's not your favorite subject. But over half of the state has to deal with them. Yes, your septic system.

A new wave of forest loss is underway in New England, at a rate of 65 acres a day. That's the conclusion of a new regionwide study spearheaded by a Harvard University forest research group. And the authors say New England could lose more than a million acres of forest cover over the next half-century.

Former Gov. Peter Shumlin says he underestimated the political and policy challenges of implementing a single payer health care system in Vermont.
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Former Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin told the Harvard School of Public Health on Tuesday that he miscalculated the political and policy challenges associated with the single payer approach.

The Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield. In a report to the federal government, Vermont disclosed that 17 inmates were sexually victimized in state-run prisons last year.
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Seventeen inmates were “sexually victimized” in Vermont prisons last year, according to a recently filed disclosure by the Vermont Department of Corrections. 

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Flood Insurance

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What Does Flood Insurance Mean In Vermont?

When the topic of insurance comes up, most people probably think about fender benders or trips to the emergency room before they think of flooding. But as scientists predict increasingly severe weather events in coming years, Vermonters will likely need to become better acquainted with it.

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Brave Little State

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How Has The Geology Of Vermont Affected Its Character?

If you’ve lived in a state for a long time, or grew up there, you probably have this feeling — when you drive into or out of it, you feel like you can tell the difference.

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Hannah Palmer Egan's recipe for "Amazing Awesome August Pasta" includes kale, tomatoes, feta and pesto.
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VPR Cafe: Pestopalooza

Get your food processor out. It's that time of year when you might have an abundance of basil and other greens which are perfect for making pesto.

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This chelone plant or "turtle's head" is a hardy native perennial that comes in dark pink, white and red.
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Vermont Garden Journal: Planting And Enjoying The Hardy Chelone

Ben Stoll, 17, of Georgia, VT, writes about the power of imagination and how daydreaming can lift a person from darkness into the light.
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Young Writers Project: 'Daydreaming'

But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids

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How Do Hurricanes Form?

In the last couple of weeks, two big hurricanes have hit parts of the United States and Caribbean islands. In this episode we answer questions from kids who have been hearing the news and wondering: How do hurricanes form? Why do hurricanes strike Florida? Why do hurricanes have names? We speak with atmospheric scientist Shuyi Chen of the University of Washington.

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How Do You Get Your Baby To Sleep Through The Night?

Live call-in discussion : Parents of small children will know the angst of figuring out the best way to try to get them to sleep through the night.

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