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VPR Newscast for 10/08/2018 at 12:15 p.m.

Oct 8, 2018

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Oct 8, 2018

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Oct 7, 2018

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Oct 6, 2018

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Oct 6, 2018

VPR Newscast for 10/6/2018 at 9:15 a.m.

Watch: Kavanaugh Confirmed To Supreme Court

Oct 6, 2018
 Judge Brett Kavanaugh, pictured here during his confirmation hearing on Sept. 4, with a variety of lights in the background.
Andrew Harnik / Associated Press

The U.S. Senate held its final vote Saturday on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Laura Potter, the Liberty Union candidate for Vermont's only U.S. House seat.
Bob Kinzel / VPR

Ahead of the November midterm elections, VPR is featuring interviews with candidates running for statewide office. Laura Potter is running as the Liberty Union candidate for the state’s lone U.S House seat. She’s challenging incumbent Democrat Rep. Peter Welch.

VPR Newscast for 10/5/2018 at 5:15 p.m.

Oct 5, 2018

VPR Newscast for 10/5/2018 at 5:15 p.m.

Bruce Busa is running as an independent for U.S. Senate.
Bruce Busa, Courtesy

As we draw closer to the midterm elections, VPR is interviewing candidates seeking statewide office. Bruce Busa, of Readsboro, is running as an independent for U.S. Senate. That seat is currently held by Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is seeking re-election.

Participants at the Lamoille Works Workforce Development Meetup broke up into small groups to learn more about their colleagues and the work they do.
Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR

Vermont’s low unemployment rate can make it hard for employers to find workers. But it can also open up doors for people who face employment barriers.

VPR Newscast for 10/5/2018 at 12:05 p.m.

Oct 5, 2018

VPR Newscast for 10/5/2018 at 12:05 p.m.

A profile headshot of Brett Kavanaugh on a black background.
Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Update 11:11 a.m. This morning the U.S. Senate held a cloture vote to close debate regarding U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which advanced on a vote of 51-49.

VPR Newscast For 10/5/18 at 6:30am

Oct 5, 2018

VPR Newscast For 10/6/18 at 6:30am

The exterior of a custom-built cabin at Chittenden Brook Campground in the woods.
Kyle Crichton, courtesy

Wanna get away? Backcountry enthusiasts will soon have more trailside accommodations in Vermont to choose from. One new heated cabin just opened for occupancy this week, while another will become available in December and construction of a third is set to begin next spring. 

Updated at 8:41 p.m. ET

Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court cleared a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Friday, and his confirmation now seems all but certain, after a key swing vote, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, declared her support in a speech on the Senate floor.

Moments after Collins completed her remarks, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced in a statement that he too will support the nomination when it comes up for a final vote.

That final vote is expected as soon as Saturday.

A state ethics commission says Gov. Phil SCott has a conflict of interest, due to his financial ties to a company that does business with the state. Scott says he rejects the commission's opinion.
Lisa Rathke / Associated Press File

The Vermont State Ethics Commission said this week that Gov. Phil Scott has a financial conflict of interest. The governor rejects the panel’s opinion, however, and says voters can decide next month whether he’s violated the state code of ethics.

VPR Newscast for 10/4/2018 at 5:15 p.m.

Oct 4, 2018

VPR Newscast for 10/4/2018 at 5:15 p.m.

VPR Newscast for 10/4/2018 at 12:15 p.m.

Oct 4, 2018

VPR Newscast for 10/4/2018 at 12:15 p.m.

Independent gubernatorial candidate Trevor Barlow at the VPR studios.
Bayla Metzger / VPR

The general election is just weeks away. Leading up to the vote, we're featuring interviews with candidates seeking statewide offices. Trevor Barlow is running for governor as an independent.

VPR Newscast For 10/4/18 at 6:30am

Oct 4, 2018

VPR Newscast For 10/4/18 at 6:30am

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