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Congressman Peter Welch says he's concerned that current leadership battle among House Republicans could result in the shutting down of the federal government in December.

To avoid this possibility, Welch is calling on a group of moderate Republicans to build a coalition with many Democrats to help elect the next Speaker of the U.S. House.


Vermont is perennially ranked as one of the healthiest states in the country, but new research has uncovered findings that seem to fly in the face of that distinction. And young adults are leaving the workforce at an alarming rate due to mental and physical disabilities.

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The research and development of new drugs is a high-cost, high-stakes industry, and at its center are questions of scientific rigor and ethical standards.

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Hundreds of volunteer tree stewards are in charge of making sure Vermont's trees are healthy and treated fairly. With over three quarters of the state being forested, this is no simple task.

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The two stories above the Aubuchon Hardware store on Montpelier's Main Street once housed apartments, but they have been vacant for over 75 years. Now two non-profit housing groups plan to redevelop the space into 18 single-bedroom apartments.

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House Speaker John Boehner has announced that he will step down - but the future of House leadership is newly complicated by Rep. Kevin McCarthy abruptly dropping out of the race. What's happening at the House of Representatives? And will a change in leadership - whatever it may be turn out to be - improve bipartisan efforts, or will it make it even more difficult for Congress to deal with critical issues in the coming months? 

It's happened in the Upper Valley and now it's happening in the southern Vermont town of Whitingham--neighbors are expressing displeasure with noise and other activities at a private shooting range.

A group of residents is so upset by what's happening at the range that they want to limit the hours and days of the week that it's open.

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Raise the curtain and cue the drum roll: Northern Stage is opening its brand new theater in White River Junction with a performance of Thornton Wilder’s classic, Our Town.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Daniel Harding, conductor
Renaud Capucon, violin

Korngold: Violin Concerto
Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Debussy: Gigues, from Images  (Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)

Broadcast Friday October 9 at 8 p.m.

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Every other year Brattleboro's Hilltop Montessori Middle School travels to Alabama as part of their studies on the Civil Rights Era and racial identity.

Since their first trip the people of Gee's Bend have welcomed the Vermont students and their teachers into their community.