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Christine Hallquist embraces a supporter at her election night party in Burlington
Charles Krupa / Associated Press

For the first time in history, an openly transgender woman is a major party candidate for governor: Vermont voters chose former utility executive Christine Hallquist as the Democratic nominee for governor in the primary election.

VPR Newscast for 8/15/2018 at 12:15 p.m.

Aug 15, 2018

VPR Newscast for 8/15/2018 at 12:15 p.m.

A vote here sign for Districts 7-2 and 7-3 on Dorset Street in South Burlington.
Meg Malone / VPR

Vermonters headed to the polls to vote in the 2018 primary election: this is your place to get full results for statewide races, as well as Vermont House and Senate races, via The Associated Press.

VPR Newscast for 8/15/2018 at 6:15 a.m.

Aug 15, 2018

VPR Newscast for 8/15/2018 at 6:15 a.m.

Christine Hallquist delivered a victory speech Tuesday night after easily securing the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Hallquist hopes to become the first candidate in more than 50 years to unseat an incumbent governor.
Peter Hirschfeld / VPR

A midsummer primary in one of the smallest states in the country took on historic national significance Tuesday night when Christine Hallquist became the first openly transgender candidate in U.S. history to win a major party gubernatorial nomination.

Gov. Phil Scott speaks at a podium following The Associated Press calling him the winner of the Republican gubernatorial primary race.
Bob Kinzel / VPR

Gov. Phil Scott easily won the Republican gubernatorial nomination Tuesday against businessman Keith Stern. 

Rep. Peter Welch and H. Brooke Paige.
Anna Ste. Marie, Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR

Vermont Rep. Peter Welch won the Democratic nomination for a seventh term in the U.S. House and will face Republican candidate H. Brooke Paige in November's general election.  

VPR Newscast for 8/14/2018 at 10:15 p.m.

Aug 14, 2018

VPR Newscast for 8/14/2018 at 10:15 p.m.

VPR Newscast for 8/14/2018 at 5:15 p.m.

Aug 14, 2018

VPR Newscast for 8/14/2018 at 5:15 p.m.

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, left, and New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant sign resolutions at Monday's annual conference of New England governors and eastern Canadian premiers. Gallant will host next year's meeting in St. John, New Brunswick.
John Dillon / VPR

New England governors and the premiers of eastern Canadian provinces say the ties that bind the region transcend the trade war between Washington and Ottawa. At their annual meeting held in Stowe, the leaders called for a truce in the trade war.

How To Make A Civics Education Stick

Aug 14, 2018

How do you teach kids to be active participants in government? Or to tell the difference between real news and fake news?

In their last legislative sessions, 27 states considered bills or other proposals that aim to answer these questions. Many of those proposals are rooted in popular ideas about the best ways to teach civics, including when kids should start, what they should learn and how to apply those lessons. Here's a look at some of those concepts.

VPR Newscast for 8/14/2018 at 12:15 p.m.

Aug 14, 2018

VPR Newscast for 8/14/2018 at 12:15 p.m.

The NY Yankees and crosstown rival Mets are going in completely different directions this season, the Yankees almost certainly playoff bound, while the Mets are already planning for next year.

VPR Newscast for 8/14/2018 at 6:15 a.m.

Aug 14, 2018

VPR Newscast for 8/14/2018 at 6:15 a.m.

A polling place with a Vote Here sign and voting stations in a gymnasium-like room.
Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR

Vermont's 2018 primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 14. Hey, that's today!

To stay up to date on the happenings of the day, VPR has a few ways to help you stay in the loop.

Lucas Campbell operates one of the few landing crafts on Lake Champlain. Here, he readies the boat to take off from Burton Island State Park.
Henry Epp / VPR

Lake Champlain has a long history as a commercial waterway. In the 1800s, it was a crowded passage for boats hauling lumber and other goods between New York City and Montreal and points in between.

Much of that industry is long gone, but there's still some work on the lake for those who want it.

Secretary of State Jim Condos says Vermont has instituted a number of security measures to prevent malicious hackers from breaching the state's elections systems.
Peter Hirschfeld / VPR file

A cybersecurity firm hired earlier this year to try to hack into Vermont’s elections system uncovered a potential vulnerability, according to records requested by VPR. But Secretary of State Jim Condos says his office has since mitigated the risk.

VPR Newscast for 8/13/2018 at 5:15 p.m.

Aug 13, 2018

VPR Newscast for 8/13/2018 at 5:15 p.m.

VPR Newscast for 8/13/2018 at 12:15 p.m.

Aug 13, 2018

VPR Newscast for 8/13/2018 at 12:15 p.m.

Outside view of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Toby Talbot / Associated Press File

Vermont has the highest rate of opioid use among pregnant women, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that studied delivery hospitalizations in 28 states.

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