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VPR Newscast for 3/26/17 at 9:04 a.m.

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VPR Newscast for 3/26/17 at 9:04 a.m.

Peter Hirschfeld / VPR

Less than 24 hours after the disintegration of a Republican effort to repeal and replace the federal Affordable Care Act, Sen. Bernie Sanders told constituents at a town hall meeting in Hardwick Saturday that he’ll introduce a single-payer health care bill in Congress “within a couple of weeks.”

Angela Evancie / VPR file

Journalists in Vermont – including those at VPR News – are cheering the state Senate's passage of a so-called "shield" bill that would protect reporters from having to choose between betraying the trust of a source and potential jail time.

Congressman Peter Welch says he is “very relieved” that a Republican health care bill has been pulled from the House floor because House Speaker Paul Ryan lacked the votes to pass the legislation.

Emotional abuse during childhood is linked to misuse of opioids in adulthood, according to a recent University of Vermont study.

Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

Twenty Vermont residents from 15 foreign countries became U.S. citizens this week at a naturalization ceremony held at The Grammar School in Putney.

Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR

The Hunger Mountain Children’s Center in Waterbury is celebrating a move back into its newly renovated space. The center was forced to relocate after Tropical Storm Irene and, as it turns out, it’s one of the town's last remaining Irene recovery projects.

VPR Newscast for 3/24/2017 at 6:30 a.m.

Mar 24, 2017

VPR Newscast for 3/24/2017 at 6:30 a.m.

Angela Evancie / VPR file

A massive security breach at the Vermont Department of Labor may have compromised the Social Security numbers of tens of thousands of Vermonters, and Gov. Phil Scott says the state is contemplating legal action against the private vendor responsible for the breach.

A large parcel of land is being added to the Appalachian Trail in Hanover.

Gov. Phil Scott has nominated Superior Court Judge Karen Carroll to join the Vermont Supreme Court.

VPR Newscast for 3/23/2017 at 5:05 p.m.

Mar 23, 2017

VPR Newscast for 3/23/2017 for 12:00 p.m.

Mar 23, 2017

VPR Newscast for 3/23/2017 for 12:00 p.m.

Refugee resettlement agencies receive funding based on the number of people they anticipate resettling, so the uncertainty around President Trump’s travel ban has serious fiscal consequences.

Jeff Thielman is the CEO of the International Institute of New England, a resettlement agency working in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. His agency expects eight refugees to arrive by March 28.

A Northeast Kingdom helmet manufacturer expects to add up to 100 new jobs, thanks to a contract with the U.S. Army.

VPR Newcast for 3/23/2017 for 6:30 a.m.

Mar 23, 2017

VPR Newcast for 3/23/2017 for 6:30 a.m.

For the first time in decades, the length of the U.S. ski season is shrinking. And as climate change curtails winter’s length, an industry transformation is under way: one expert says most ski mountains in southern New England could be out of business in 25 years unless they diversify their offerings. But ski areas in northern New England could benefit.

VPR Newscast for 3/22/2017 at 5:04 p.m.

Neal Goswami / Vermont Press Bureau

The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday in favor of a bill to legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, sending the measure to the full chamber after Democratic leaders secured enough votes to ensure it passes.

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