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Quebec Dairy Farmers Protest New Trade Deal Welcomed By U.S. Counterparts

While the U.S. dairy industry has welcomed the new trade deal with Canada and Mexico, Canadian farmers say it will further erode a support system that has kept markets strong and many dairy producers profitable.

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Rep. Janssen Willhoit (right) is challenging TJ Donovan for the office of Vermont's attorney general.
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Republican State Rep. Janssen Willhoit is challenging incumbent Democrat TJ Donovan for the position of Vermont attorney general. Donovan and Willhoit will join Vermont Edition for a live debate - part of our series of candidate debates in the run-up to November election. 

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The Agency of Transportation is installing a suicide prevention fence on the Quechee Gorge Bridge.

And for one family it marks the end of years of advocating for the safety measure.

The Bennington County Courthouse. Incumbent State’s attorney Erica Marthage faces a challenge from her former deputy Christina Rainville.
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On election day, Vermonters will go to the polls to vote on candidates for a number of offices across the state. One race that doesn't usually get much attention is state's attorney. All 14 county prosecutors are up for re-election. Only four of the races are contested.

Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan speaking during the 2016 election. Donovan is seeking a second two-year term in the Nov. 6 election.
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TJ Donovan is the incumbent Democrat in the Nov. 6 election, seeking a second two-year term as Vermont's attorney general. Vermont Edition spoke with the candidate to hear what he'd aim to accomplish in a second term.

A man shot by police in Pownal on Thursday night is in critical condition, according to Vermont State Police.

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Drug abuse and addiction are among rural Americans' top concerns, according to a new NPR poll. Dr. Jill Warrington is the Chief Medical Officer at South Burlington diagnostic lab, Aspenti Health, where she focuses on treating substance abuse in Vermont.

Preschoolers from Coventry march into the woods for their first Forest Day in the NEK activity.
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The Jay Community Recreational Centre is 300 acres of wooded trails surrounding an open meadow and a mountain stream. It also serves as a classroom for preschoolers from across the Northeast Kingdom.

A hand holding up an I Voted sticker with an American flag.
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In 2014 — the last non-presidential election year — roughly 17 percent of Vermonters used the early voting system, according to the Vermont Secretary of State's Office. But this year, it's believed the number will double on a statewide basis and in some communities the rate will be considerably higher.

General George J. Stannard, left, Colonel Henry Whiting, center, and an unnamed soldier.
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Civil War General George Stannard called a Milton farmhouse home after the war, and efforts are now underway to restore that farmhouse and honor the military career of the Vermont general as part of larger strides toward a Vermont Civil War Heritage Trail. We're talking about Gen. Stannard and the role he played in the outcome of the Civil War.

Rep. Janssen Willhoit on the floor of the Vermont Capitol. Willhoit is the Republican candidate for attorney general in the Nov. 6 election.
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Janssen Willhoit is a Republican representing St. Johnsbury in Vermont's Legislature. He's also an attorney, a graduate of Vermont Law School and the Republican candidate for attorney general.

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