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May 6, 2014

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Newscast: Monday, May 5, 2014, 5:50 p.m.

May 5, 2014

Newscast: Monday, May 5, 2014, 5:50 p.m.

Newscast: Monday, May 5, 2014, 12:04 p.m.

May 5, 2014

Newscast: Monday, May 5, 2014, 12:04 p.m.

Newscast: Monday, May 5, 2014, 7:34 a.m.

May 5, 2014

Newscast: Monday, May 5, 2014, 7:34 a.m.

Newscast: Sunday, May 4, 2014, 8:34 a.m.

May 4, 2014

Newscast: Sunday, May 4, 2014, 8:34 a.m.

Newscast: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 12:04 p.m.

May 3, 2014

VPR Newscast: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 12:04 p.m.

The Vermont House has given final approval to a bill that would shake up the way schools in the state are governed, consolidating the number of school districts from more than 270 to around 50. President Obama has recently announced a plan to develop ratings for teacher preparation programs. A report released last year gave Vermont a poor grade for its efforts to train teachers.  And the focus from the White House has renewed controversy about ranking institutions where future teachers are educated.

Legislation consolidating school districts across the state is on a fast track at the Statehouse.

Nonprofit organizations that help Vermonters find insurance on the new health exchange are giving mixed reviews to the program.

Commentator Ted Levin reminds us of the vulnerability of wildlife.

The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant experienced a small leak of radioactive steam last week. But state and Yankee officials say the leak was contained and the public was not in danger. Supporters of a bill that would ban the use of hand held cell phone say they don’t think they can overcome the opposition of the governor and a key senator to pass the bill before the end of the session. The owner of Santa’s land in Putney and the park’s caretaker appeared in Brattleboro District Court Tuesday. Lillian Billewicz and Brian Deistler (DICE-tlur) pled not guilty to charges of animal cruelty.

Legislation that bans drivers from using hand held electronic devices is in big trouble at the Statehouse. Supporters of the bill say they don’t think they can overcome the opposition of the governor and a key senator by the end of the session. The Vermont House has given initial approval to a bill to reduce the number of local school districts in the state from more than 270 to around 50. The emergency room at Burlington’s Fletcher Allen Health Care treated eight heroin overdose cases on Tuesday. That’s more than the hospital normally sees in three months.

The Vermont House has advanced legislation that would ramp up regulatory scrutiny of the chemicals contained in children's products.

The emergency room at Burlington's Fletcher Allen Health Care treated eight heroin overdose cases today...that's more than the hospital normally sees in three months.

The Vermont Senate wants to make sure powdered alcohol does not gain any market share in Vermont.

There are both seasonal and long term reasons for the upward creep of gas prices in recent weeks.

As lawmakers enter the final weeks of the legislative session, they’re set to debate a bill that addresses rising property tax burdens by shifting around who pays.

The Burlington City Council voted Monday night to seek more oversight of the school budgeting process, after a chain of troubling discoveries about the school system’s budget.
The acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will attend the grand opening of the Vermont Service Center's newest facility in Essex.

Over the past few weeks, both President Obama and Governor Peter Shumlin have touted the merits of education designed to meet the needs of 21st century employers. The Vermont House is slated to take up one of the most talked-about bills of the current legislative session — one that would streamline the state's more than 270 school districts into 45 to 55 larger units. The Vermont Senate has given initial approval to a $1 billion general fund budget that boosts payments for Medicaid providers and health care for retired teachers, but just about level-funds higher education.

As lawmakers enter the final weeks of the session, they’ll debate a bill that addresses rising property tax burdens by shifting around who pays.

The owner of Santa’s Land in Putney and the theme park’s caretaker are scheduled to appear in court in Brattleboro

Commentator Brian Porto on inspiring performances by past Olympians.

Congressman Peter Welch has introduced legislation that’s designed to make electric vehicles more affordable for consumers.

A new medical information sharing network called the Vermont Health Information Exchange makes it easier for doctors to learn about their patients.

The city of Montpelier is looking for community input for a new transit and welcome center. 

Bennington College has inaugurated its 10th president.

A new medical information-sharing network is designed to improve the quality and efficiency of health care in Vermont by making it easier for doctors to learn about their patients. But privacy advocates and some of the doctors that are supposed to use the technology are concerned that the system is too open to abuse. The Vermont Senate will consider a $1.4 billion spending plan today for the next fiscal year.  A plan to begin construction of a new bus station in downtown Burlington is on track to begin within the next year.

A new report on child welfare in Vermont finds the state lags the national average for young children getting the full series of recommended vaccines.

The citizens of Vergennes are taking a big picture approach to planning for the future.

Drivers in Vermont are being warned to be on the lookout for moose.

In 2012, the state legislature passed a bill requiring all law enforcement agencies in the state to adopt a bias-free policing policy, but no person or agency was charged with monitoring whether the agencies complied.

Communities across Vermont are participating in the federal Drug Enforcement Administration's drug take back day.

Youth turkey hunting weekend is underway.

An employee at the Agency of Human Services has filed a lawsuit against the state of Vermont.

The Vermont Supreme Court has overturned the second degree murder conviction of a man who claimed he was acting in self-defense when he shot another man during a confrontation in a Chester park in 2008.

A New Hampshire couple has been honored by the Environmental Protection Agency for their work protecting lakes and loons.

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