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In Final Push To Meet Act 46 Deadline, School Districts Work On Alternative Plans

Vermont's school district consolidation law was never supposed to work in every single community.

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The AG’s office settled a case this week against Dean Corren. Former Attorney General Bill Sorell filed a case in 2015 saying a email sent by the Vermont Democratic Party in support of Corren’s 2014 lieutenant governor campaign was an illegal contribution
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The Vermont attorney general's office has reached a settlement in a case against a former candidate for lieutenant governor.

Green Mountain Care Board chairman Kevin Mullin is calling on Congress to keep the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act
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In the next few weeks, the U.S. Senate will consider a Republican tax plan and it's very likely that the future of the Obamacare individual health insurance mandate will be a big part of that debate.

With a sixteen game winning streak on the verge of being extinguished, the Boston Celtics turned to their new star acquisition to keep the flame lit.

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Vermont inmate Roger Brown died in prison in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania where he and more than 200 other Vermont inmates are housed because of a lack of in-state prison space.
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The Slow And Painful Prison Death Of Roger Brown

On October 15, Vermont inmate Roger Brown died of metastatic cancer at the prison infirmary in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. He wrote in his diary that prison medical staff provided him with ibuprofen, Tylenol and gel shoe inserts to manage his pain and never told him about the cancer that was causing it.

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Aging Well: Redefining Retirement in Vermont

 We'll look at how this generation of Vermonters is redefining what it means to grow old.
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What Does 'Aging Well' Look Like In Vermont?

Live call-in discussion: By 2030, the number of Vermonters over 65 will grow by 50 percent. Baby boomers rarely do things the same way their parents did, and retirement is no exception. We're looking at how this generation of Vermonters is redefining what it means to grow old.

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Pumpkin pie might be the go-to dessert at Thanksgiving, but there are many varieties of winter squash that also make for a delicious pie.
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Vermont Garden Journal: Pumpkin And Other Squash For Pies

With Thanksgiving on the way, many of us are looking up recipes for pumpkin pie. While pumpkins certainly make great pies, other types of winter squash make wonderful pies, too.

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What Would It Look Like If Vermont Seceded?

We aren't endorsing it, but ... if Vermont did manage to secede from the United States, how would we fare?

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Why Do We Have Daylight Saving Time?

Why do we have daylight saving time? And why are days longer in summer and shorter in winter? Daylight saving time is really just a trick. At least, so says Michael Downing, author of Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time. He's our guest in this episode and he explains the reasons behind this semi-annual ritual of moving the clocks forward and back.

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You know it's out there, but how can you spot fake news and combat it? We discuss those issues on "Vermont Edition."
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The Real Deal On Fake News

Where is the tipping point between a media source having a bias and one that is reporting fake news? And how can you spot news that really is fake?

Brendan Nyhan, Dartmouth College professor of government joins us to answer these questions and how to combat the preponderance of fake news.

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