Henry Epp

Host/Reporter, All Things Considered

Henry is a reporter and host of All Things Considered on VPR.

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An expected gap in the state's education fund could be up to $80 million dollars. Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe said the gap is mostly due to the use of one-times funds in the current fiscal year.
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The next Vermont legislative session is still several months away, but lawmakers, and state and local education officials, are already grappling with an expected gap in the state's Education Fund for the 2019 fiscal year.

In 2011, the United Nations declared Oct. 11 as International Day of the Girl. The day is meant to focus attention on addressing challenges girls face around the world and promoting girls' empowerment.

Electric vehicles and a charging station in Burlington, where utilities and car dealerships announced new incentives for electric cars on Tuesday.
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A group of electric utilities, car dealerships and government officials in Vermont are pushing incentives aimed at making electric vehicles more affordable.

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As news develops after Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas, how do Vermont hospitals prepare for the possibility of responding to large numbers of injured patients needing care?

Lauren Morrissey, left, is suing Norwich University. She appeared alongsider her lawyer, Jeff Herman, outside Burlington federal court Tuesday.
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A former Norwich University student is suing the school, alleging it failed to protect her from an alleged sexual assault.

UVM Professor Jay Garvey is the author of a new study looking at campus climate for LGBTQ undergraduate students.
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A new study out of the University of Vermont shows that experiences on campus for LGBTQ undergraduates at colleges around the country has been steadily improving over the last 70 years.

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After four school days on strike, Burlington teachers and the city's school board announced Tuesday evening they had reached a "tentative" deal that would allow classes to resume Wednesday.

A recent issue of Vermont Life magazine. A recent issue of Vermont Life magazine. The state is now accepting offers for the publication.
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The state of Vermont is taking offers for its iconic promotional magazine Vermont Life. A request for proposals was posted this week.

Michael Cannon, at podium, addresses the media Tuesday morning in Waterbury after his water rescue team returned from assisting with flood recovery in Texas.
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A team of first responders trained in water rescues has returned to Vermont from a deployment to Texas where they assisted with searches in areas hit by Hurricane Harvey.

Late last month, an eight-year-old biracial boy in the predominantly white town of Claremont, New Hampshire was hospitalized after receiving rope burns around his neck.

Google, whose sign is pictured at Vivatech in Paris in June, is resisting a request from Vermont authorities for user data that's stored overseas. A Vermont court ruled against the company, but Google appealed that decision to the state's supreme court.
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This summer, the Addison unit of the Vermont Superior Court ordered Google to turn over customer data that the tech giant stored on overseas servers. The case is one of many around the country that pits tech companies against government, spurring a debate about privacy rights in the era of cloud computing.

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If you’ve lived in a state for a long time, or grew up there, you probably have this feeling — when you drive into or out of it, you feel like you can tell the difference.

A report from Wired magazine said that data show online comments from Vermont are the most "toxic" of any state, but some Vermonters on social media raised questions about the underlying data.
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Vermonters were abuzz on social media this week after Wired magazine published an article that said the Green Mountain State is home to the most toxic internet commenters in America, but making sense of news stories about data can be tricky.

Frances Davenport (left) and her search for her husband George's remains is the subject of the film "Death in the Wilderness."
Kevin Thornton / Film: "Death in the Wilderness"

A Civil War widow from Brandon, Vermont set out to find her husband's remains on a Virginia battlefield, and shaped the way her hometown remembered the Civil War. That's the subject of a new film, Death in the Wilderness.

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On August 21, Gov. Phil Scott's administration announced plans to wind down the state's EB-5 regional center.

After this past weekend's protests by white nationalist and neo-nazi groups in Charlottesville, Virginia, attention has turned to whether those groups exist here in Vermont.

A Vermont environmental advocacy group is joining a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the agency's implementation of a law to evaluate potentially toxic chemicals.

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In Vermont, of all the deaths by gunshot wounds in the last six years, more than a quarter were suicides by current or former members of the armed forces. Even though Veterans Affairs knows that soldiers are at greater risk of taking their own lives, it’s difficult to intervene successfully.

Now, one Vermont mom who lost her son has made it her mission to end veteran suicide.

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A fire Thursday morning caused significant damage to the top floor of Torrey Hall at the University of Vermont in Burlington.

Following years of scandal surrounding the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in Montreal, donations have dropped sharply.

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