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Since Donald Trump's election as president, four cities in Vermont have taken steps to declare or discuss declaring themselves sanctuary cities, as part of a response by communities nationwide to anticipate Trump's proposed immigration policies. But what does "sanctuary city" mean?

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Members of Vermont's congressional delegation are calling for an independent investigation to determine the extent of Russian intervention in the recent U.S. presidential election. But they don't think this information needs to be gathered in time for presidential electors to be briefed on this issue before they vote next Monday.

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Vermont’s incoming governor is among the many Republican officials who opposed Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy. But now that Trump has won, Governor-elect Phil Scott says he’ll be looking for ways to work together with the new president.

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Activist groups focused on racial justice, climate change, reproductive rights and economic issues are trying to turn the election of Donald Trump into a unifying moment for their various movements.

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Dartmouth political scientist Brendan Nyhan has been warning that the Trump presidency could undermine democratic norms — not through a single event, but through a slow erosion and normalization of undemocratic actions.   

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Local clergy in Middlebury have planned a Community Gathering of Love and Hope on Saturday in response to vandalism at the county's Jewish congregation, as well as other incidents across the nation.

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On Election Day, nearly one in three Vermont voters cast ballots for Donald J. Trump — and VPR reporters teamed up with Brave Little State to hear from a few of them.

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Gov. Peter Shumlin is urging President-elect Donald Trump to reconsider his pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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President-elect Donald Trump caused a stir on social media Tuesday morning when he Tweeted that burning the American flag should be punishable by a year in prison or a loss of United States citizenship. Vermonters may be surprised to find out that part of Trump’s proposal is already enshrined in state law.

New Hampshire polling places were under plenty of scrutiny on Election Day.

The attorney general’s office dispatched 50 people to polling locations across the state to keep an eye out for problems. The U.S. Department of Justice had its own Election Day hotline set up to field questions and potential complaints. Officials in the Secretary of State’s office, meanwhile, also kept an eye out for issues.

And, despite what President-Elect Donald Trump tweeted Sunday night, nowhere is there any evidence that large groups of people were voting illegally in New Hampshire.

President-elect Donald Trump is alleging there was quote-serious voter fraud in New Hampshire and other states during the election earlier this month, despite no evidence to back up such a claim.

Trump narrowly lost New Hampshire to Hillary Clinton, though won the election despite losing the overall popular vote.

In a series of tweets Sunday, Trump claimed he would have won the popular vote had it not been for the quote-millions of people who voted illegally.

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Vermont has one of the lowest increases in premium rates for policies sold under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study from Kaiser Health News.

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Gov. Peter Shumlin says he's optimistic the administration of President-elect Donald Trump will support the state's new health care payment reform plan known as "all-payer." 

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President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to deport millions of illegal immigrants with criminal records. It’s unclear how many people fit this category — but Trump's sweeping statements are already sending shock waves into many undocumented workers' lives.

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As world leaders wrap up the annual United Nations climate change conference this week in Marrakech, Morocco, many there are worried about President-elect Donald Trump's plan to pull the U.S. out of a major climate change agreement.

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Burlington mayor Miro Weinberger says he wants to make the city a so-called "sanctuary city" for people who are in the United States illegally. That's even though Republican president-elect Donald Trump has vowed to strip all federal funding from cities that have policies to shelter or protect illegal immigrants from deportation.

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Gov. Peter Shumlin and Governor-elect Phil Scott issued a joint statement Thursday in a call for unity that was both symbolic and explicit.

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Gov.-elect Phil Scott says he wants to form a coalition of moderate northeastern Republican governors to help protect the states from policies of the Trump Administration.

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All three of Vermont’s Congressional delegates are voicing strong concerns about President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of former Breitbart executive Steve Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor.

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Dozens of University of Vermont students and members of the Burlington community convened outside the Davis Student Center Tuesday afternoon to protest in response to the election of Donald Trump as president, but demonstrators spoke out on a variety of issues.

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