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The statehouse in spring.
Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR

With very little debate, the Vermont Senate Thursday afternoon gave its final approval to a state budget for next year. But Gov. Phil Scott has vowed to veto the bill.

VPR Newscast for 6/7/2018 at 5:15 p.m.

Jun 7, 2018

VPR Newscast for 6/7/2018 at 5:15 p.m.

James Lyall, executive director of the ACLU of Vermont, seated as a desk
Peter Hirschfeld / VPR

The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is looking to boost the profile of political contests that often fly under the radar: the race for county prosecutor.

Courtesy, Green Mountain Club

The North Country National Scenic Trail is part dream, part reality. The dream is a continuous footpath running from central North Dakota to Maine. The reality is that about 2,000 miles of the 4,700-mile trail is currently on roads.

VPR Newscast for 06/07/2018 at 12:10 p.m.

Jun 7, 2018

VPR Newscast for 06/07/2018 at 12:10 p.m.

A UMass Amherst nursing professor has been named to a national panel of inventors -- the first nurse to be honored alongside engineers and computer scientists from companies like Microsoft and IBM.

VPR Newscast for 6/7/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

Jun 7, 2018

VPR Newscast for 6/7/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

The US Capitol building in Washington DC against a bright blue sky.
Tanarch / iStock

Dan Freilich, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, says incumbent Rep. Peter Welch has sponsored legislation that directly benefits companies that have contributed to Welch's re-election campaign. But Welch counters by saying the charges aren't true and that he's working to change the current campaign finance system.

An aerial shot of a pop-up tiny house village
Liz Lavorgna, Core Photography / Courtesy

For the third year running, Brattleboro will be the site of a festival dedicated to tiny houses.

VPR Newscast for 6/6/2018 at 5:15 p.m.

Jun 6, 2018

VPR Newscast for 6/6/2018 at 5:15 p.m.

The sign outside of the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.
Taylor Dobbs / VPR File

Union nurses at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington are meeting Wednesday to consider the latest contract offer from the hospital. The union and the hospital have been in contract negotiations since March.

VPR Newscast for 6/6/2018 at 12:15 p.m.

Jun 6, 2018

VPR Newscast for 6/6/2018 at 12:15 p.m.

It was Bea Duncan who reached for the phone at 2 a.m. on a January morning nine years ago. Her son Jeff had been caught using drugs in a New Hampshire sober home and was being kicked out.

Bea and her husband Doug Duncan drove north. On the ride back home, to Natick, Massachusetts, the parents delivered an ultimatum: Jeff had to go back to rehab, or leave home.

Solar power’s emergence as an important feature of New England’s energy landscape just hit an important milestone.

Normally the amount power drawn from the regional grid is lowest at night. But one sunny day this spring, residential solar arrays flipped that pattern around — and the phenomenon will likely become more frequent in New England.

It happened on April 21.

We'll start today with the NCAA women's softball championship and the first ever national title for the Florida State Seminoles.

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

Jun 6, 2018

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

Gov. Scott delivered his 2018 budget address before a joint session of the Vermont Legislature.
Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR/file

Prior to this year, a Vermont governor had vetoed the budget only twice in state history. Gov. Phil Scott may soon match that number in 2018 alone.

VPR Newscast for 6/5/2018 at 5:15 p.m.

Jun 5, 2018

VPR Newscast for 6/5/2018 at 5:15 p.m.

The town of Colchester is closing the causeway while it assesses damage caused by a storm on Friday.
Liam Elder-Connors / VPR

Cyclists have cause for celebration: A group of organizations plans to re-open the Colchester Causeway in early July, and with it, the Island Line Bike Ferry.

VPR Newscast for 6/5/2018 at 12:25 p.m.

Jun 5, 2018

VPR Newscast for 6/5/2018 at 12:25 p.m.

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