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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 Hanover family whose drinking water was contaminated by a Dartmouth College hazardous waste burial site is now threatening to sue. The Higgins family is giving the college 90 days to relocate them.

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Officials in the City of South Burlington are calling on residents to vote yes on a plan that would establish a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district in the city.

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The governor is the head of the executive branch and is the highest elected office in Vermont. Voters elect a governor in Vermont every two years, with no term limits.

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The ancient method of sharing news, culture and knowledge with the oral storytelling tradition also serves as a powerful way to enact social change within a community. And two local arts organizations are acting as facilitators to help move community stories into action.

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The 2016 Presidential Race has dominated the headlines for much of this election cycle. But as we near Election Day, voters begin to focus on statewide offices and their local State House and Senate races.

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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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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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