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If it wasn't official before, it is now: Bernie Sanders is running for president. Supporters, members of the press and onlookers are descending upon Burlington's Waterfront Park this afternoon to see the independent senator — who is running as a Democrat — launch his bid for a primary nomination. 

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Plenty of people know a lot about Sen. Bernie Sanders' politics – they’ve been remarkably consistent over the years – but with Sanders kicking off his presidential run this week, there are plenty of other questions. How can Sanders beat Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton? How will Sanders’ Vermont roots influence the way voters think about him? Will Vermont’s close proximity to New Hampshire make a difference in Sanders’ efforts to win that state’s first-in-the-nation primary?

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Long summer days seem to welcome every genre of literature -- from page-turning mysteries, to breezy romances, to classics that feel like old friends. On the next Vermont Edition, it's our summer book show!

Delsie Hoyt

Construction is expected to start next month on a new dam at Lake Fairlee. Earlier this month voters in Fairlee, West Fairlee and Thetford all voted in favor of an $850,000 bond to rebuild the dam.

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders officially kicks off his campaign to become the Democratic nominee for President with a big event on the Burlington waterfront Tuesday afternoon. Live at noon, we talk to politics watchers about Senator Sanders' career, chances and the campaign to come.

Taylor Dobbs / VPR

Even though Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his run for president more than 18 months before the general election, he and his staff had to move quickly.

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Each year, VPR collaborates with the Vermont Humanities Council for "Vermont Reads," a statewide reading program. This year, people around Vermont are reading and discussing Haroun and the Sea of Stories by acclaimed author Salman Rushdie.

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Andrea Craft is looking for a new place to live. But she's not having much luck.

"Most of the time I don't even really get the chance to apply for the apartment because people won't respond to my attempts to contact them," she says.

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Secretary of State Jim Condos says he's optimistic that the passage of a same-day voter registration bill this session will help increase turnout in Vermont.

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the season for most Vermont State Parks. Volunteers are wanted to staff a visitors center in Smugglers' Notch. VTrans finishes a bridge replacement in Stowe and is starting another in East Burke.