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VPR Newscast for 10/1/2018 at 5:04 p.m.

Oct 1, 2018

VPR Newscast for 10/1/2018 at 5:04 p.m.

State officials say the proposed trade deal between the U.S. and Canada could boost milk prices for Vermont farmers, by opening up the Canadian market to increased U.S. dairy exports.
Ric Cengeri / VPR file

State officials say the proposed new rules for cross-border commerce between the United States and Canada could be good news for Vermont dairy farmers.

VPR Newscast for 10/01/2018 at 12:15 p.m.

Oct 1, 2018

VPR Newscast for 10/01/2018 at 12:15 p.m.

Teal, blue and orange speech, thought and chat bubble cut outs on a bright green background.
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What are the main concerns of women in Vermont and which of their needs are not being met? Those are some of the central questions the Vermont Commission on Women is asking residents in a listening project that's been going on for several months.

Tony James stands holding a drink cup in front of some James Oil Company trucks.
Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

Vermont’s fuel dealers are having a hard time hiring drivers, and the Vermont Department of Labor is getting involved to get more people interested in driving the delivery trucks.

Updated at 3:45 p.m. ET

The U.S. and Canada reached a deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, signed a quarter-century ago, with a new pact that the Trump administration says is easier to enforce.

In remarks in the Rose Garden formally announcing the agreement, President Trump called it "the most important trade deal we've ever made by far."

Ahead of a midnight deadline set by the White House, Trump approved changes that essentially revamp the 1993 NAFTA deal, bringing Canada on board after Mexico had already agreed in August.

VPR Newscast for 10/01/2018 at 6:15 a.m.

Oct 1, 2018

VPR Newscast for 10/01/2018 at 6:15 a.m.

VPR Newscast for 9/30/2018 at 9:04 a.m.

Sep 30, 2018

VPR Newscast for 9/30/2018 at 9:04 a.m.

VPR Newscast for 9/29/2018 at 12:06 p.m.

Sep 29, 2018

VPR Newscast for 9/29/2018 at 12:06 p.m.

VPR Newscast for 9/29/2018 at 9:04 a.m.

Sep 29, 2018

VPR Newscast for 9/29/2018 at 9:04 a.m.

Headshot of Kiah Morris in the Vermont House chamber.
Peter Hirschfeld / VPR File

Former Bennington Rep. Kiah Morris may be departing the Vermont Legislature, but she says her work on racial justice issues in Vermont will continue.

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee seated in a semi-circle in the hearing room.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary voted the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court out of committee early Friday afternoon.

VPR Newscast for 9/28/2018 at 12:15 p.m.

Sep 28, 2018

VPR Newscast for 9/28/2018 at 12:15 p.m.

A white graduation cap with a blue and red tassel sits on a Diploma of Graduation.
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About 30 percent of American adults with household incomes that are at or below the poverty level do not have high school diplomas. That sobering figure comes from the National Coalition for Literacy, which is shining a spotlight on the issue for this week's National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

VPR Newscast for 9/28/2018 at 7:10 a.m.

Sep 28, 2018

VPR Newscast for 9/28/2018 at 7:10 a.m.

Sen. Patrick Leahy and Sen. Amy Klobuchar standing, conversing with a flag behind them.
Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

As the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Patrick Leahy plays a key role in the panel's review of allegations — and Leahy said he believes the allegations of sexual assault brought against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are true.

The bar at Smugglers' Notch Distillery with posters of products and bottles lining the counter.
Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR

Next week Smugglers’ Notch Distillery plans a ribbon cutting celebration for its new space in Jeffersonville. It’s a prime example of ongoing economic changes in Lamoille County, as the forestry industry is replaced with businesses fueled by tourism.

A man kneels on the ground outside of a tiny house in the woods of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
Jon Kalish / For VPR

Since 2012, a group of tiny house enthusiasts has gathered in the woods of the Northeast Kingdom to participate in hands-on building workshops. It's known as Tiny House Summer Camp.

Stock image of fiber-optic cables.
kynny / iStock

The Public Utility Commission is opening an investigation into service complaints toward Consolidated Communications.

The first game of the Red Sox double header against the Baltimore Orioles yesterday was all about capping off personal achievements for players who, as a team, have made history by producing the most regular season wins in franchise history.

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