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As immigration officials ramp up deportation of new classes of unauthorized immigrants, more residents and visitors without documents fear run-ins with police.

On New Hampshire's diverse Southern border, a traffic stop in one town could lead to very different consequences than the same kind of stop one town over.

IBM and the Vermont Electric Power Company have teamed up to form a new technology company to help manage the electricity grid.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Dartmouth College buried lab animals, human tissues and other medical waste at Rennie Farm. Today some drinking water in the areas around Rennie Farm has been contaminated with 1,4 dioxane, a suspected carcinogen.

New deportation rules issued by President Donald Trump's administration aim to significantly increase deportations, as well as enlist local police officers as enforcers. The Mexican general consulate of New England is now working to educate Mexican nationals about their rights. 

In response to the Trump Administration rescinding protections that allowed transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice, among other things, Vermont officials say they will uphold locally inscribed rights for those students.

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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NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman covers the military and Defense Department, and has reported from Afghanistan and Iraq for the network. Bowman is also an alum of Saint Michael's College, and he's been working with the college to encourage more veterans to attend.

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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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A squadron of Vermont Air National Guard F-16s is landing in Burlington today after a three-month deployment supporting the coalition forces fighting the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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The State Board of Education has postponed a vote on a controversial proposal that would require independent schools to accept all students, regardless of their special-education needs.

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This weekend, residents of a Hanover neighborhood near a Dartmouth College hazardous waste site went to check out a system designed to clean up their groundwater.

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As Vermont's House Judiciary Committee considers a bill to legalize marijuana, there has been discussion about exactly how much marijuana an individual could possess.

Twenty-first century technology has made its way onto a 19th-century building in Hamden. WNPR recently visited the headquarters of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, which just installed solar panels on its office.

A report analyzing nearly 1,000 fatal police shootings that happened in 2015 claims evidence of racial bias. Researchers hope the study will strengthen a call for a national database on police use of force.

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Moses Pendleton grew up on a dairy farm in the Northeast Kingdom, and at Dartmouth College he turned to dance. He became a world-renowned dancer and choreographer, even choreographing parts of the Olympics ceremonies for the 1980 Lake Placid games and the 2014 Sochi games.

After a lawsuit and months of delay, state officials released new records Wednesday related to Vermont’s oversight of the federal EB-5 foreign investment program, which was allegedly abused by Jay Peak CEO Bill Stenger and owner Ariel Quiros to defraud foreign investors of hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Gov. Phil Scott has reappointed Rebecca Holcombe as secretary of the Agency of Education, keeping in place a key player in the delicate rollout of a school district consolidation law passed in 2015.

A lawyer involved with a class-action suit in Bennington says a $671 million settlement by the company that made PFOA highlights the dangers of the chemical.

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police are reporting a flurry of illegal crossing into Canada this past weekend. Officials say Quebec has seen the highest influx of people seeking asylum, with many crossing in frigid, remote areas west of Lake Champlain, and ending up in Hemmingford and Lacolle.

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A family of Syrian refugees landed Friday at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in New Hampshire, completing a journey that almost never happened.

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