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Will Cruz's Religious Tone Resonate With New Hampshire Voters?

With less than 24 hours until the New Hampshire primary, presidential candidates are ramping up their public appearances, trying to get last-minute face time with voters.
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Campaign 2016: The New Hampshire Primaries

VPR's coverage of the Republican and Democratic contests in the Granite State.

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The Senate on Wednesday is scheduled to take final action on the paid sick leave bill. And, there's a lot of political intrigue surrounding this vote.

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The early life story of author and illustrator Cece Bell unfolds across the pages of El Deafo in comic book style panels. We first meet Cece as an energetic preschooler who loves to wear her poka-dotted bathing suit everywhere. Then we watch her get sick and lose her hearing as speech bubbles fade to blank.

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Follow along as VPR reporters share photos, sound and observations from the ground in New Hampshire ahead of the primary on Feb. 9.

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Vermont's Kevin Pearce was one of the bright young stars of professional snowboarding when tragedy struck. During half-pipe training in Park City, Utah, Kevin hit the ground head first while attempting a cab double cork.

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Well, I guess if you like defense, Super Bowl 50 was a thrill ride. If you happen to like Denver's defense, it was spellbinding entertainment, and if you're everyone else, the Broncos 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers had, let's face it, all the drama of a week 7 game between two teams with mediocre records.

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Carol and Bob Backus have been married 15 years. They’re both engaged citizens and longstanding Democrats, but this year they watched the Democratic debate in separate rooms.

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  Vermont is one of just two states in the country that still have a two-year term for Governor. But there's an effort at the Statehouse to amend the state constitution to move to a four-year term.

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Like Vermont, New Hampshire’s political landscape has changed over the years. And while the state now has a larger proportion of voters who hold more liberal views, there are still strong conservative areas.

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Vermont Electric Cooperative, like other Vermont utilities, is working on increasing its renewable energy portfolio. It’s currently proposing solar projects in Alburg and Grand Isle. And this week the co-op presented plans for a new project in Hinesburg. But some residents feel the project isn’t a good fit for their neighborhood.

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Topaz Weis is an expressive arts facilitator with a space called Expressive Arts Burlington. She recently sat down with VPR to talk about her practice and how each of us has creative abilities within.

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Farmers Embrace Cover Crops To Improve Soil, Reduce Runoff

The sight of bare soil and chopped down corn stalks might become rarer in Vermont, as farmers plant more winter cover crops. Agriculture officials say the practice can improve soil health and protect water quality by preventing nutrient run off.
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VPR Cafe: Communities Gather At Their Local Breweries

By the end of 2015, there were 50 breweries in Vermont. Tourists from across the country were making the journey to sample the numerous beers, including some of the best in the world. Besides the beer tourists, people in the towns where these breweries were popping up, started to gather and just hang out at their town's local craft brewery.
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Dorothy's List: 'The Crossover'

Outside their classroom, seventh and eighth graders at Rutland Town School are bounce passing and showing off their basketball moves, including the move their latest read was named for – the crossover. When we asked them how they liked the book, they raved about the book. They’re not alone. The Crossover is flying off library shelves like a half-court sinker. It’s a novel-in-verse about identical twins – Josh and Jordan – who are basketball stars at their middle school. Their dad is a former...
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Narcan Saves Lives, But With Some Unintended Consequences

Naloxone, or Narcan, is a prescription drug designed to reverse respiratory depression caused by opioid overdose. The drug has become widely accessible in Vermont, with various police agencies and first responders gaining access to the drug.
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