Environmental Working Group

Low Levels Of Carcinogen Chromium-6 In New England Drinking Water

The carcinogen often referred to as the "Erin Brockovich chemical" is present in about two-thirds of the drinking water across the country, according to water testing data from the Environmental Protection Agency.
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The prices that dairy farmers get for milk are down this summer. Economists will tell you it's supply and demand, and there's a lot of milk being produced in the U.S. and around the world. But the picture is complicated for Vermont farms that are trying to respond to the market.

Andy Duback / Courtesy of UVM College of Medicine

Ever wonder what's going on in your teenager's mind? You may be about to find out a lot more. The University of Vermont is taking a leading role in a massive national study into the developing brains of 10,000 adolescents.

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After a year of unsuccessful contract talks, the Burlington School Board has moved to impose working conditions on teachers without their approval. The teachers' union has rejected that move, but the school board maintains it simply doesn't have the money to agree to the teachers' proposal.

The state and the owner of tens of thousands of acres of land in the Northeast Kingdom are awaiting yet another court decision on a timber harvesting violation under the state’s Current Use Program.

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Vermont has had one female governor in its 225-year history. At a debate on women’s issues Thursday, Democratic candidate Sue Minter made the case that it’s time for another.

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Transparency Group Calls On Cops To Release Footage Of Fatal Police Shooting

A transparency group is calling on authorities to release body camera footage from a fatal police shooting last week amid questions and controversy about the death of 29-year-old Winooski resident Jesse Beshaw.
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'StoryCorps' Vermont: 39 Years At VPR

VPR will celebrate 40 years on the air next year, and Betty Smith Mastaler has been with the station since the very first day.
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Does Vermont Really Have An Embezzlement Problem?

This month on Brave Little State, VPR’s people-powered journalism podcast, a question about embezzlement in Vermont — and a myth about stone walls and woodland fairies.
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Search & filter the list, get dates, locations & links to festival sites (Photo: Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, by Brian MacDonald)