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Shumlin Signs 'All-Payer' Agreement With Feds, Amid Criticism Deal Was Rushed

On Thursday afternoon, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed an agreement with the federal government that could overhaul the health care system in Vermont. Hospitals and many doctors say the so-called "all-payer" model has the potential to improve care, and curb costs, but critics say the deal was rushed.
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A group of investors that includes two prominent Vermont businessmen has reached a tentative agreement to back a hemp farm in Hardwick that is producing pills with a high concentration of a substance claimed to be effective in blocking seizures in epileptics.

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On Nov. 8, Vermont voters will cast ballots for local, state and national political candidates. At the same time, voters in some cities and towns will also be considering local ballot initiatives. 

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Just three years ago, the state spent more than $4.5 million on emergency housing for the homeless. Since then, there's been a shift toward investing in warming shelters, and other programs in communities around the state.

Emily Alfin Johnson & Angela Evancie

According to the latest VPR Poll, Vermonters have been following the races for president and governor very closely. But the rest of the Vermont races, not so much. It's OK — that's where we come in.

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Three candidates are vying for the job of state treasurer in this year's general election.

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VPR Debates: Post Your Questions For The Candidates

From Tuesday Oct. 25 through Thursday Nov. 3, VPR will host debates for statewide offices – and we want to include your questions in each forum.
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VPR Cafe: Food Ethics

Susan Podhaizer, a food writer for Seven Days, recently had a picnic with two UVM professors. The two have authored a new book on food ethics. And Podhaizer found herself facing a butter dilemma.
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Your Vermont Ghost Stories: A Halloween Special From Brave Little State

In this Halloween special from Brave Little State, a terrifying compendium of spine-tingling Vermont ghost stories, as told to us by … you.
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Why Do Geese Fly In The Shape Of A 'V'?

How do birds fly? Why do they flock? How do they not get shocked when they sit on telephone wires? The Bird Diva has our answers to all of your questions about our feathered friends. And why do chickens lay different colored eggs? We visit the hen house at Shelburne Farms to find out.
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