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Federal Investigation Into Jane O'Meara Sanders' Land Deal Reportedly Dropped

A federal attorney in Vermont has reportedly dropped an investigation into a land deal made by Jane O'Meara Sanders, the wife of independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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'They Are Us': A Series Exploring Mental Health Care In Vermont

They Are Us is a seven-part special series about mental health in Vermont, airing on VPR the week of Nov. 12. Each episode will highlight personal stories from inside the state's mental health care system.

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National Book Award nominees from Vermont are Rebekka Makkai's novel "The Great Believers," left; M.T. Anderson's "The Assassination Of Brangwain Spurge," middle; and Colin Calloway's nonfiction book "The Indian World of George Washington."
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The National Book Award is one the most prestigious literary prizes in the country, given every year since 1950 to celebrate the best writing in America. This year, three finalists for the award have links to Vermont.

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There are Vermonters who experience psychiatric crises for years — and repeated visits to emergency rooms and psychiatric hospitals. Where do they go when they leave the hospital? And why do they keep coming back? This is a story about the role housing plays in mental health.

In a state that's nearly 95 percent white, how do Vermont's colleges and universities attract a diverse student body?
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Live call-in discussion: How do you create a diverse student body in a state like Vermont? For some schools, it's by recruiting students from out-of-state. We're looking at ways Vermont colleges and universities recruit for diversity and how they support students who make the move to Vermont.

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A winter weather advisory is in place for parts of northern New England, and some areas of Vermont could see as much as a half-foot of snow.

Find weather updates from the Eye On The Sky crew here.

Click here for the latest on school closures and delays.

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In her early thirties, Sarah Holland started suffering from major depression, the result of childhood sexual trauma. In the years that followed, she lost her job and her family. This is the story of her struggle — and her recovery from major depression.

Andrea Chesman is author of the new cookbook "The Fat Kitchen."
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Animal fats like lard, tallow or schmaltz have been used in cooking for centuries, but have fallen out of favor more recently, mostly for health reasons. But the author of a new cookbook says that isn't fair. We're talking to Andrea Chesman about her take on how these animal fats can fit into modern cooking.

David McGhee grew up with two mysteries. One was his grandmother's suitcase — it was full of stuff she shared with no one. The other mystery was about the boy's grandfather, a soldier who died before David was born.

David was only 9 years old when he first got a glimpse of what was inside his grandmother's suitcase.

An Airbus A220 flies in the sky in France. The jets were formerly known as the Bombardier C-Series.
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Montreal-based aircraft maker Bombardier is cutting 2,500 jobs in Quebec. But at least one economic development booster in Vermont thinks there could be new opportunities for the state's manufacturers.

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Homeowners often complain about property taxes. But efforts to curb property tax increases by consolidating control of schools doesn't sound too appealing, either. This school year VPR reporter Howard Weiss-Tisman is following the West River school district in Southern Vermont to understand how it deals with the budget process and consolidation questions. The following story is an installment in that series.

Soils hold at least three times the amount of carbon as the atmosphere, and play a key role in managing carbon and mitigating climate change.
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In conversations about climate change, the role of soil often comes up as one way to sequester carbon. Better soil management would retain more carbon in the ground and release less into the atmosphere.

But Dartmouth College Biological Sciences professor Caitlin Hicks Pries says soil's role is even more central, either making climate change worse or playing a key role in mitigating its affects.

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Election Day 2018

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Photos: The Sights At Vt. Democratic And Republican Election Night Headquarters

Republicans and Democrats gathered in South Burlington and Burlington, respectively, to watch the returns and celebrate their victories on Tuesday night. Peruse our photos from the evening.

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Why Are There So Many African-Americans Incarcerated In Vermont?

Overall, Vermont has one of the lowest incarceration rates in the country — but one of the highest rates of African-American incarceration. So why is that?

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A 5-part podcast about a school shooting that didn't happen, and the surprising things that did.

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Why Don't Spiders Get Stuck In Their Webs?

Why don't spiders stick to their own webs? How do spiders walk up walls and on ceilings without falling? Why do spiders have eight legs and eight eyes? How do they make webs? And silk? What's a cobweb? How do spiders eat? And why are daddy long legs called daddy long legs when they have to have a female to produce their babies?! We're talking spiders today with arachnologist Catherine Scott.

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