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VPR Newscast for 1/19/2018 at 12:15 p.m.

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VPR Newscast for 1/19/2018 at 12:15 p.m.

The winning streak for the University of Vermont men's basketball team is now at eight games after a 67-56 road victory against a plucky University of New Hampshire team last night.

VPR Newscast for 01/19/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

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VPR Newscast for 01/19/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

Gov. Phil Scott, seen here in his Montpelier office on the one year anniversary into his two-year gubernatorial term.
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Gov. Phil Scott says he expects to sign the marijuana legalization bill that lawmakers sent him this week before Monday. But supporters of the legislation won’t get to celebrate at a public signing ceremony.

Gov. Phil Scott says lawmakers should consider mandatory reductions in school staff, as well as reforms to the education funding system, to avoid an increase in the statewide property tax rate next year.
Angela Evancie / VPR file

A mandatory reduction in staff at public schools across Vermont is among the list of “ideas” that Gov. Phil Scott is asking lawmakers to consider as his administration looks to stave off a projected increase in next year’s statewide property tax rate.

VPR Newscast for 01/18/2018 at 5:10 p.m.

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VPR Newscast for 01/18/2018 at 5:10 p.m.

VPR Newscast for 01/18/2018 at 12:10 p.m.

Jan 18, 2018

VPR Newscast for 01/18/2018 at 12:10 p.m.

Playing the second of three games scheduled against each other over an eight day stretch, the two teams that have met more times than any other in any pro sport danced again in Boston last night, and the Bruins, as they did last Saturday, got the better of their ancient rivals, the Montreal Canadiens, in a 4-1 victory.

VPR Newscast for 01/18/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

Jan 18, 2018

VPR Newscast for 01/18/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

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With the news last week that the Trump administration is ending their protective status, more than 200,000 people from El Salvador currently living in the United States are facing deportation.

VPR Newscast for 01/17/2018 at 5:15 p.m.

Jan 17, 2018

VPR Newscast for 01/17/2018 at 5:15 p.m.

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Child abuse and neglect cases are overwhelming the Family Division of the Vermont Court system, a situation that Court Administrator Patricia Gabel says, “has stretched existing resources to the breaking point."

The Chittenden Regional Correctional facility could be closed under the plan proposed by the Scott Administration.
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Key legislative leaders say a new proposal by the Scott Administration to build a multi-purpose 925-bed prison in Franklin County is an ambitious plan that deserves a comprehensive review.

A photo of the South Pond Cabin taken in July of 2017. The three bedroom, two bathroom log home was destroyed by fire Tuesday evening in Chittenden.
Nina Keck / VPR

State police are investigating a suspicious fire in Chittenden that was reported late afternoon Tuesday. The blaze destroyed a remote, and apparently empty log home surrounded by the Green Mountain National Forest that conservationists were hoping to open to the public.

Zach Stephens / Brattleboro Reformer

Former Speaker of the House Timothy O'Connor of Brattleboro has died.

The Vermont Clean Water Act will hold more than 1,000 properties across the state to stricter stormwater standards, but environmental advocates say the Scott administration is trying to undermine some key provisions.
Peter Hirschfeld / VPR/File

Environmental advocates say the Scott administration is trying to dismantle key provisions in a 2015 law that set out rigorous new water quality standards across Vermont.

VPR Newscast for 01/17/2018 at 12:10 p.m.

Jan 17, 2018

VPR Newscast for 01/17/2018 at 12:10 p.m.

Laura Braunstein / Dartmouth College

If you think completing a New York Times crossword puzzle is tough, creating one that makes its way into the paper of record, well that would be quite a four letter word meaning great accomplishment, yes, a feat.

VPR Newscast for 01/17/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

Jan 17, 2018

VPR Newscast for 01/17/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

A proposal to create a sanctioned space in Burlington where heroin users can inject drugs safely does not have the support of the city's police chief.

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