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The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has given Vermont a near failing grade when it comes to enforcing humane treatment of animals at slaughterhouse facilities, but the state’s agriculture agency disagrees with the rating. more

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MONTPELIER — The Scott administration is digging in against a proposal by the House Natural Resource, Fish and Wildlife Committee to raise $30 million to clean up Lake Champlain and other bodies of water in Vermont. more

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MIDDLEBURY — Anti-free speech students from Middlebury College disrupted a planned lecture by guest speaker, political scientist and author Dr. Charles Murray in the McCullough Student Center last Thursday. more

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RUTLAND — Mike Coppinger has a ready answer for why he could unseat Rutland Mayor Chris Louras on Town Meeting Day — he alone has a viable plan for the city. more

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RUTLAND — “I want to bring trust, respect and transparency back to the mayor’s office,” Rutland mayoral candidate David Allaire said during an interview for Watchdog’s series on the mayor’s race. more

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BURLINGTON — When it comes to state regulations, Vermont’s dairy farmers may be breathing a little sigh of relief after listening to the state’s agriculture secretary last week. more

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MIDDLEBURY — After decades of using ink pens and carbon-paper record books for vehicle inspection work, the Green Mountain State is going digital and adopting the Automated Vehicle Inspection Program. more

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Public Service Board on Feb. 2 penalized Vermont Gas Systems’ earnings for three years due to management shortcomings dating back to early construction of a new gas pipeline running through Addison County. more

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BRISTOL — Earlier this month, at a food cooperative in Montpelier, Gov. Phil Scott attended the unveiling of a solar energy-gathering carport. more

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RUTLAND — Vermont’s dirty little secret is out in the open. The Green Mountain State is the victim of a demographic shift. more

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MONTPELIER — The enormous cost of cleaning up Lake Champlain became apparent this week when Vermont Treasurer Beth Pearce announced a multi-million-dollar annual funding plan that would take 20 years to fully realize. more

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RUTLAND — The first Syrian refugee families have arrived in Rutland, one arriving Wednesday, and the second on Thursday. more

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MONTPELIER — Republican Phil Scott took the oath of office as Vermont’s 82nd governor last Thursday, giving hope to those who want the state to change course and focus on jobs and fiscal responsibility. more

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MIDDLEBURY — Last week, Vermont press outlets found themselves caught in the middle of an apparent fake news story first reported by the Washington Post. more

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After 16 years at the helm of the Vermont Eagle, it’s time for this little doggie to git along. more

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RUTLAND— When Greg Cunningham bought a vacation home in Enosburg Falls in 1992, he knew he never wanted to leave. more

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RUTLAND — Clerks across eight counties are reporting that the Vermont Democratic Party submitted unauthorized absentee ballot requests for the general election, an illegal act under Vermont election laws. more

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RUTLAND — Two more Vermont towns discussed district consolidation possibilities under Act 46, and so far the outlook is positive for keeping school choice. more

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BURLINGTON — Amid a festive atmosphere on election night, Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Scott won a convincing victory over Democrat rival Sue Minter. more

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RUTLAND — In 2013, the Obama administration brought in software experts from the private sector — including industry giants such as Google, Oracle and Red Hat — to fix the flawed federal health care exchange website designed by CGI Federal. more

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