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By practicing skits and playing theater games, students from The Bridging Program at CCS learn advocacy and decision-making.
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Classic theater warm-up games like, 'Zip, Zap, Zop!' can help teach focus and teamwork in a fun way. And recently, Emily Anderson has been borrowing these techniques with a unique group of young adult students.

The Burlington Telecom building. The City of Burlington hopes to have a buyer for Burlington Telecom lined up by the fall. The City Council will vote to eliminate one of three bids from the sale process.
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This month, letters of intent from groups looking to buy Burlington Telecom are due, marking what could be the opening of a new chapter for a city-owned utility that’s had a tumultuous past.

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The Burlington Electric Department is offering to help their customers upgrade to electric vehicles, by contributing $1,200 to the cost of each new car.

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In about a year, if you’re looking for an apartment in Burlington, you’ll be able to look up its “rating” in a public database. 

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They range in age from their mid-twenties to their mid-sixties. Their ranks include teachers, physicians, administrators and a former state commissioner. 

A proposal to redevelop the Burlington Town Center is closer to final approval after a pair of court decisions, Mayor Miro Weinberger announced Monday.

A federal investigation into a land deal made by Jane O'Meara Sanders while she was president of Burlington College is ongoing as of a month ago according to reporting this week by Seven Days.
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News of a federal investigation into a land deal by Jane O'Meara Sanders has brought new attention to unanswered questions surrounding an unsolved burglary at Burlington College shortly after it closed in May of 2016.

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This month on Brave Little State, a subterranean question about wastewater treatment in Vermont.

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Officials say a late-January snapshot of the homeless population in Chittenden County counted 291 homeless people, a 12 percent decrease since January 2016. Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger says that shows progress toward ending homelessness, but some advocates say the data don’t show the whole story.

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On Monday, Burlington's Mayor Miro Weinberger gave his State of the City speech, setting his goals and priorities for the Queen City over the next year. VPR spoke to Weinberger to learn more about his vision.

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Migrant Justice advocates staged a protest alongside the Ben & Jerry's "Free Cone Day" line in downtown Burlington Tuesday, demanding better working conditions for dairy farmworkers.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger delivered the State of the City address in Contois Auditorium in Burlington City Hall on Monday evening.

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Mayor Miro Weinberger's 2017 State of the City speech touched on hiring more police and firefighters, a new "form-based" development code for the city to promote development, a regional emergency services dispatch center and the city's continuing efforts to reduce opiate addiction.

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A 36-year-old man is in police custody after 43-year-old Richard Medina was fatally stabbed on Church Street in Burlington just before 2 p.m. Wednesday.

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The University of Vermont men’s basketball team will find itself in an unusual role when it tangles Thursday night in Milwaukee in the opening round of the NCAA tournament: underdog.

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Last week, the Vermont Senate gave unanimous approval to a bill that would limit Vermont’s role in federal immigration enforcement. And for a group of young Vermonters on hand to witness the Senate debate, the legislation hits particularly close to home.

The Chittenden County State’s Attorney will dismiss 14 pending cases after a Burlington police officer resigned amid allegations of perjury. The county prosecutor says she can no longer rely on that officer as a witness.

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A Burlington Police officer resigned Monday after allegations that he committed perjury, and Vermont State Police are investigating more than 30 previous arrests that the officer made, according to a news release from the police department.

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Officials in Burlington announced new measures Thursday that are part of the city’s efforts to gather data that will help inform their work to fight opiate addiction and the problems it brings to the community.

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Student newspapers at high schools and colleges are often the proving ground for budding journalists. But in Vermont right now, there's a debate over how much "freedom of the press" applies to these young news gatherers.

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