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VPR Newscast for 07/19/2018 at 12:10 p.m.

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VPR Newscast for 07/19/2018 at 12:10 p.m.

Jasmine Bazinet-Phillips stickhandles in hockey gear on a rink surface while another player watches
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Among the teams participating in this weekend's 11th annual Hockey Fights MS Vermont Tournament is the Brown Bears — a hockey team from out of state that's made up almost entirely of women of color.

VPR Newscast for 7/19/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

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VPR Newscast for 7/19/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

Attorney General Donovan calls for opposition to Title X change.
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Attorney General T.J. Donovan held a press conference today with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England to rally voices against changes to Title X that would deal a blow to abortion rights across the country.

VPR Newscast for 7/18/2018 at 5:04 p.m.

UVM nurses holding signs outside the UVM Medical Center.
Ari Snider / VPR

Union nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center went on strike for two days last week after their contract expired and no new agreement could be reached. Now that the strike is over, both sides are coming back to the bargaining table, but difficult issues remain.

An illustration of a row of houses with a green background.
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The Vermont Department of Taxes was not able to process all of the property tax adjustment claims in time to meet a July 1 deadline. As a result, towns that sent out their tax bills on that date may have sent the wrong information to property owners.

VPR Newscast For 7/18/18 At 12:04pm

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VPR Newscast For 7/18/18 At 12:04pm

Vermont Law School sign on a fall day in October 2012.
Toby Talbot / Associated Press FIle

There is turmoil at Vermont Law School following the news that tenure has been revoked for 14 out of 19 faculty members at the South Royalton institution. A recent VTDigger article revealed the 75 percent reduction in tenured faculty as part of a plan to help restructure finances that have taken a hit from ongoing budget deficits.

VPR Newscast for 7/18/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

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VPR Newscast for 7/17/2018 at 5:44 p.m.

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VPR Newscast for 7/17/2018 at 5:44 p.m.

Mount Ascutney in the fall with a covered bridge crossing a body of water.
Barbara Noll / Associated Press File

The State of Vermont Board of Libraries voted unanimously Tuesday against a petition to change the name of Mount Ascutney to Kaskadenak, an Abenaki name.

Jack Sawyer in Vermont Superior Court.
Ryan Mercer / The Burlington Free Press via Associated Press, Pool File

Attorneys for Jack Sawyer, the Poultney man accused of plotting to attack his former high school in Fair Haven, have asked the court to grant Sawyer "youthful offender" status, something they say would better address the 18-year old’s case.  

The Episcopal Church in the United States will start investing in gun companies. That's after a bishop in western Massachusetts pushed for the move.

A lady justice statue in the foreground with a judge's mallet blurred in the background.
Michał Chodyra / iStock

The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has gotten a lukewarm response from state’s attorney candidates to its survey on a range of criminal justice issues.

It’s no surprise that the lead story in this week’s Vermont Standard will be about the fire in downtown Woodstock Monday.

What may be surprising is that the local paper is publishing an issue at all. That’s because the building that burned contained the Standard’s offices.  

VPR Newscast for 07/17/2018 at 12:10 p.m.

Jul 17, 2018

VPR Newscast for 07/17/2018 at 12:10 p.m.

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Last week, President Donald Trump issued an executive order that ends the competitive selection process for administrative law judges (ALJs). Instead, they'll become political appointees.

VPR Newscast For 7/17/18 At 7:04am

Jul 17, 2018

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