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In a recent poll conducted by the Castleton Polling Institute, one-third of respondents said the economy/jobs/cost of living is the state's most important issue.

We zero in on the cost of living to understand how Vermont's compares with other states in the region and the country. And we look at what factors have the greatest affect.

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That distinctive fragrance of cool, moist air mixed with falling leaves is everywhere. The end of the growing season is unmistakable.

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Children with complex medical needs get very different treatment depending on where in Northern New England they receive care. That’s the conclusion of a new study by The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. 

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Will the momentum of back-to-back 20-win seasons carry the University of Vermont into the NCAA tournament field this season? Is Norwich primed for another trip to the Division III Frozen Four?

What lies ahead for Middlebury now that veteran coach Bill Beaney has handed the reins to former player and assistant Neil Sinclair? And can St. Michael’s improve on a season that ended in the conference finals a year ago?

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Former Transportation Secretary Sue Minter formally kicked off her gubernatorial campaign in Waterbury late yesterday afternoon.

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The next legislative session doesn't begin until January, but some lawmakers are already working on next year's budget challenges. And a prominent Republican says closed-door meetings between lawmakers and administration officials are side-stepping what should be a public process.

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All those injured in yesterday’s Amtrak train derailment in Northfield have been released from the hospital.

The most seriously injured was one of the train’s conductors, who had to be airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. 

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined that Entergy Vermont Yankee's Irradiated Fuel Management plan is consistent with NRC requirements, and that the plan's funding is adequate.

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In May, the City of Winooski started charging for downtown parking. Today the city announced the addition of free 15 minute parking spots.

Vermont’s Agency of Education is confirming that an administrative assistant to Secretary Rebecca Holcombe and to the State Board of Education was arrested on Friday, charged with child sex assault.