Annie Russell

Weekend Producer/Reporter

Annie Russell is VPR's weekend producer/reporter. She has interned for NPR at Weekends on All Things Considered and for WNYC at On The Media.  She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School.

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Michael Dwyer / AP

Sen. Bernie Sanders drew a record crowd of 10,000 supporters at a rally Wednesday night  in Madison, WI.

Mike Groll / AP

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was just one of the many to tweet about the relief felt last night after a state trooper finally captured David Sweat, one of two convicted killers who escaped from a maximum-security prison upstate more than three weeks ago.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court passed down a landmark decision that legalizes same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Attorney Susan Murray has been waiting for this day for a long time.

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The problem with un-tested sexual assault kits – also known as rape kits – has been getting more attention from journalists and lawmakers lately.

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In less than three months, three Vermont cyclists have been killed after getting hit by a car.

Just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 60-year-old Kenneth Najarian was riding his bike in Ferrisburgh when he was struck by a woman who police say was driving drunk. Najarian died at the scene.

Mark Lennihan / AP

A New York district attorney says the woman charged with helping two murderers escape from a maximum-security prison had discussed with them a murder-for-hire plot targeting her husband.

Seth Wenig / AP

Authorities investigating the escape of two convicted murderers from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y. this weekend believe the men might have planned to flee to Vermont.

On Jan. 27 of this year, there were more than 1,500 homeless people living in Vermont. That annual snapshot is down slightly from last year, according to new numbers from the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness and the Chittenden County Homeless Alliance. But that number doesn’t tell the whole story.

Bob Kinzel / VPR/file

When it comes to government ethics, Vermont is a national outlier. The state is one of just a handful that don't have any sort of statewide ethics commission to watchdog public officials, nor does it require state lawmakers to reveal anything at all about their personal finances in order to disclose possible conflicts of interest.

Annie Russell / VPR

Burlington's women's rugby club is heading to a national competition this weekend and I caught up with the team at their last practice before the tournament.