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Campaign for Vermont: 2014 election was a referendum

“This election was a clear referendum on the direction of our state”, said Cyrus Patten, Campaign for Vermont’s executive director.

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State to protect streams, lakes with new water quality rules

On Oct. 30, Montpelier updated Vermont’s water quality standards to better protect our rivers, streams, lakes and ponds. These standards set limits upon levels of pollutants in lakes and streams, and are the foundation for the state’s efforts to protect, maintain, enhance, and restore water quality.

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Vermont A.G. silent on potentially illegal donations to single-payer candidates

Vermont Watchdog Report

Despite receiving complaints that a single-payer advocacy group has been making potentially illegal donations to candidates, the Vermont Attorney General’s Office offered no public response in time for Tuesday’s election.

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The GOP's Scott Milne: November's big surprise!

Too close to call: Vermont governor's race to be decided by the State Legislature

The 2014 Vermont governor’s race looks like it will be decided by the State Legislature since either candidate did not garner enough votes for a definitive victory.

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Letter to the Editor: VPIRG responds

Last month 400,000 people gathered on the streets of New York City to call for action on global warming from world leaders, and it’s no surprise that Vermonters turned out in force.

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Waltham home to a new solar-power project

SunCommon, a Vermont-based solar power company, commissioned its first CSA, community solar array in Waltham last week by christening it with a bottle of Middlebury’s Drop-In Brewery beer.

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From the Editor: How a Pennsylvania D.A. muzzled my friend’s free speech

No one deserves what Bill Villa and his wife Angie have had to endure since the defining evening of March 24, 2006.

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Old tires for a good cause

Vermont’s annual tire recycle and resale event “Wheels for Warmth” celebrated its 10-year anniversary this month. $39,391 was raised for emergency fuel assistance programs, sold 1,350 safe, donated tires for pennies on a dollar, and recycled 2,480 unusable tires.

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Vermont is monitoring Rutland traveler for Ebola

The Vermont Department of Health has requested a Vermonter who has just returned from West Africa to enter voluntary quarantine and active monitoring for fever or symptoms of Ebola for 21 days. This individual agreed, and began quarantine on Oct. 27.

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Police remove climate-action protesters from Vermont Governor’s Office

Individuals arrested for illegal entry, trespassing

Throughout the day Oct. 27, the Vermont State Police, in conjunction with several other law enforcement agencies, monitored the events of a scheduled climate-action protest against the proposed Vermont Gas pipeline.

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Respect self and life | Candidate Column

Calvin McEathron

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New Haven Select Board opposes solar projects

Part 2: Conclusion

Last week, the New Haven Select Board voted for the first time to oppose two solar power project proposals; the Board also wants to intervene in every proposed solar project coming to town.

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Guest Viewpoint: Shumlin economy worsens as unemployment hits 11-month High

An additional one thousand Vermonters were added to the state’s unemployment roles last month, even as Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) and the leaders of his legislative supermajority continue to insist their failed policies are working. Meanwhile, Vermont’s working families struggle to make ends meet in a state that is increasingly unaffordable.

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Resource for women voters

The League of Women Voters of Vermont offers Vote411.org, a free non-partisan resource, where voters can get the information they need to make knowledgeable choices on Election Day, November 4, 2014.

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Public Service Board decides not to reopen Vermont Gas Pipeline case

The Vermont Public Service Board has decided to allow the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline project to continue without further scrutiny through Addison County. Vermont Gas already received regulatory approval for Phase I in December 2013.