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Senator Bernie Sanders asked students at Peoples Academy High School, in Morrisville, to share their plans for after graduation and their experiences as they make decisions about work and higher education.
Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR

Sen. Bernie Sanders champions tuition-free public college, but that’s not why he came to talk with high school students in Morrisville on Monday.

Carina Driscoll is pictured here at Burlington's City Hall on Oct. 27 speaking in support of Keep BT Locall, in front of a group on the City Hall steps.
Liam Elder-Connors / VPR

The stepdaughter of Sen. Bernie Sanders says she's running for mayor of Burlington. Carina Driscoll made the announcement Monday and says she'll run as an independent.

According to court documents, Betty Miller made ricin out of castor beans she harvested from the grounds of Wake Robin in Shelburne.
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The FBI has arrested a resident of the Wake Robin retirement community in Shelburne after she admitted to making ricin and then putting it in the food and beverages of other residents in an attempt to test its effectiveness, according to court documents.

Vermont State Police

The principal of South Royalton High School is facing charges of voyeurism.

Taylor Dobbs / VPR

The University of Vermont Medical Center has committed to strengthening its services for deaf patients, after complaints over the quality of sign language interpretation offerings at the hospital.

This satellite image care of Google Maps shows the location of Wake Robin, in Shelburne, Vt. Officials released a statement Wednesday saying they're investigating a possible Ricin exposure at the facility.
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Ricin, a toxic poison was found at Wake Robin, a retirement community in Shelburne, on Tuesday.

Customers of the state's largest utility will pay 5 percent more in rates under a settlement reached between Green Mountain Power and the state department that represents ratepayers.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has narrowed down the issues it expects to address in a new set of rules for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants.

Rep. Peter Welch backs plan to end secrecy of settlements in cases of sexual harassment involving members of Congress
Taylor Dobbs / VPR/file

Rep. Peter Welch says the settlement of all sexual harassment cases involving members of Congress should be made public.

Christina Nolan was officially the new U.S. attorney for Vermont according to a release from her office, which prosecutes federal crimes in the state.

Part of the tax overhaul plan in the U.S. House could significantly impact graduate students, including those at the University of Vermont.
Angela Evancie / VPR file

As the U.S. Senate prepares to take up its version of a major tax overhaul in the coming weeks, one provision in the House plan is raising concerns among graduate students.

The current issue of "Vermont Life" magazine on a table.
Henry Epp / VPR

For decades, Vermont Life magazine has projected a bucolic image of the Green Mountain State. But it has struggled to hold on to subscribers in recent years and racked up over $3 million in debt.

Now nine bidders are in the running to take over the state's signature promotional magazine.

The sign outside the Vermont Department of Public Safety headquarters.
Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR

Vermont's Public Safety Broadband Network Commission was tasked with determining the state's best option for building out a public safety broadband network. The commission is now recommending that Gov. Phil Scott opt in to a federal contract with AT&T.

The AG’s office settled a case this week against Dean Corren. Former Attorney General Bill Sorell filed a case in 2015 saying a email sent by the Vermont Democratic Party in support of Corren’s 2014 lieutenant governor campaign was an illegal contribution
Taylor Dobbs / VPR

The Vermont attorney general's office has reached a settlement in a case against a former candidate for lieutenant governor.

This weekend’s World Cup at Killington is expected to boost excitement among existing skiers. But one group also believes it can help create new skiers.

The health department will test drinking water in 16 schools for lead, and the results could lead to a statewide testing program.

The Vermont Department of Labor announced Friday that the statewide unemployment rate held steady at 2.9 percent in October.

The federal government says the company that owns Mount Snow can open its own EB-5 regional investment center.

Officials in Vermont say that their policing policies don't violate federal law. The Justice Department sent letters this week to the state of Vermont and Burlington saying that some of their policies could lead to a loss of federal grants.
Angela Evancie / VPR File

The Justice Department sent letters to 29 jurisdictions Wednesday — including Vermont and the city of Burlington — saying that their "sanctuary policies" might violate federal law. Officials in Vermont say their policies comply with the law.

The DOJ sent letters to the state of Vermont and Burlington on Wednesday citing local laws they say might violate a federal statue related to how these jurisdictions share information with federal immigration enforcement.
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The Department of Justice says “sanctuary policies” in Vermont and the city of Burlington may violate federal statutes and put them at risk of losing federal money.

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