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The Bill of Rights… Evaporating Before Our Very Eyes

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Drain the Swamp? Scott Wades Into State Wetland Dispute

Seven Days – by Paul Heintz Corey Bertrand’s home security camera caught an unexpected visitor poking around his Franklin property last November: Gov. Phil Scott. Earlier that fall, the governor had learned that state regulators were planning to force Bertrand … Continue reading

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Judge overturns regulations on guns in Delaware State Parks

Delaware Public Media – by Nick Ciolino A Superior Court judge ruled against regulations on carrying guns in Delaware State Parks last week. The Delaware Supreme Court declared a ban on non-hunting firearms in state parks and forests unconstitutional last … Continue reading

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‘We’re back to frontier days’: Michael’s aftermath in Florida

Jamestown Sun DRY CREEK, Fla.- Up a red dirt road in the center of the Florida Panhandle, past fields of ripening cotton, the piney woods looks like pick-up sticks. Some trees are bent like praying mantises, and the few power … Continue reading

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Idled Old Town Paper Mill Being Bought By China-Based Owner Of Rumford Mill

Maine Public – by Ed Morin The idled Old Town Mill has a new buyer.  ND Paper LLC says it’s purchasing the paper mill, which has had several owners in recent years.  It’s currently owned by OTM Holdings LLC. ND … Continue reading

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Wilmington City Council approves sugary drink limits

Delaware Public Media Wilmington City Council has passed an ordinance that aims to limit children’s consumption of sugary beverages. The new ordinance limits the default beverages served with children’s meals at restaurants in the city to water or flavored water … Continue reading

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Trying Not To Break Down — A Homeless Teen Navigates Middle School

North Country Public Radio Fourteen-year-old Caydden Zimmerman’s school days start early and end late. He has a 90-minute bus ride to get from the homeless shelter where he is staying in Boise, Idaho, to his middle school. He wakes up … Continue reading

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Vermont game wardens seek public’s help to stop poaching

WCAX 3 MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont game wardens are seeking public help in stopping poaching this hunting season. Vermont Fish and Wildlife Col. Jason Batchelder says anyone witnessing poaching, or thinks they know of poaching, should call the nearest State Police … Continue reading

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Training for Red Flag Gun Law in Maryland

Delmarva Public Radio – by Don Rush ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Maryland authorities and mental health professionals already have been training to implement a new law that enables courts to temporarily restrict firearms access for people found to be a … Continue reading

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Colchester takes part in Coffee with a Cop Day

WCAX 3 News COLCHESTER, Vt. (WCAX) Colchester Police enjoyed their coffee Wednesday morning with members of the community. The event at the Colchester McDonalds celebrated National Coffee with a Cop Day. The goal was to connect local police departments with their … Continue reading

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Working for Blue: The need to protect police

Fox 4 KC KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX4 is launching a community initiative called “Working For Blue.” This effort will work to raise money to provide free ballistic vests for any law enforcement agencies across local communities that have a … Continue reading

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Kanye West calls the 13th Amendment ‘slavery in disguise’

Daily Mail Kanye West has once again kicked up controversy on Twitter with a string of bizarre tweets in which he called the 13th Amendment ‘slavery in disguise’. Fresh off his appearance on Saturday Night Live, the rapper wrote midday … Continue reading

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Border Patrol: 10 Romanians tried to illegally cross border

Reading Eagle SWANTON, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents say they have apprehended 10 Romanian citizens trying the cross the U.S.-Canadian border illegally in northern Vermont and New York. Authorities say they found two women and two children illegally … Continue reading

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Drinking Poison: Using Turpentine For Health?

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Hardwick man fined for logging violation on his property

WCAX 3 MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) A Hardwick man has been fined for heavy logging on his property without a permit. Officials with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation fined Richard Riendeau $9,155 for cutting 44 acres of trees on … Continue reading

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Millions in federal funds coming to First State for homeland security

Delaware Public Media Law enforcement agencies and others are receiving a bump in funding from federal homeland security grants. FEMA is awarding Delaware nearly $8.8 million this year through post-911 security grant programs.  

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Federal Agents Board Buses 100 Miles From Border To Ask, Are You A U.S. Citizen?

VPR When people are crossing a U.S. border, they expect to be asked about their citizenship. But not when they’re driving up the East Coast. U.S. Border Patrol agents are boarding buses from private lines like Greyhound and Concord Coach within … Continue reading

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Law allowing seizure of firearms from suspected abusers takes effect

VT Digger – by Alan J. Keays A new law went into effect at the start of this month that allows police to seize firearms from suspected domestic abusers at the scene of an arrest. “These are times that an … Continue reading

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Vermont professor starts LGBTQ teacher study

NBC 5 JOHNSON, Vt. — Education professor Hannah Miller is starting a study very personal to her. “My goal for the research is to make K-12 schools and a more inclusive and supportive space for queer and trans-identified teachers,” she said.  … Continue reading

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Farm helps new Americans adjust to new life

WCAX 3 News COLCHESTER, Vt. New Americans have been harvesting and rearing farm animals at Pine Island Community Farm for about 6 years now. Saturday, they’re sharing their produce and culture with a free harvest celebration. New Americans are doing more … Continue reading

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