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Faces & Places

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:26:46 GMT

The University of Vermont Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center 's orthopedics and podiatry practice hired Ciara Nicholson , DPM.

Vermont advocates work to expand Hepatitis C treatment

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:03:19 GMT

The non-profit Vermont Legal Aid is working to make it easier for people suffering from Hepatitis C to get curative treatment under Vermont's Medicaid system. Vermont Public Radio reports the legal aid group has taken up the case of a Vermont woman who was denied Hepatitis C treatment under the program because her liver isn't yet damaged enough.

Care packages for troops in St. Johnsbury

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 03:22:08 GMT

A non-profit called Vermont Supports runs the holiday project each year. Over 500 packages were put together containing toiletries, snacks, socks, and other essentials that troops request.

Students get creative in Upper Valley Gingerbread Festival

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:09:24 GMT

Helping families with a holiday tradition. WCAX learned how gingerbread is helping an Upper Valley organization bring in the dough.

Council recommends fighting poverty with affordable housing

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:08:54 GMT

One of Gov. Peter Shumlin's special commissions says the state can eradicate poverty faster if it dedicates more money to building affordable housing and funding rental assistance programs. For the second year in a row, the Council on Pathways from Poverty has proposed a new $2 per night occupancy fee on people staying in hotels and motels so the state can use the money revenue to fight homelessness.

Firm says it can demolish idled Vermont nuke plant soon

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:50:28 GMT

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Vermont lawmaker defeated at 90 says he's not retiring

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:44:42 GMT

In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 1986 file photo Vermont Republican State Sen. Bill Doyle, left, looks on after the vote to raise the legal drinking age in Vermont to 21 passes. Doyle, 90, the longest serving Vermont lawmaker has decided not to pursue a recount in the November 2016 election that saw him lose the Washington County Senate seat he had held since he was first elected in 1968.

Mitten Tree: Helping those in need

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:29:24 GMT

At WCAX, we are collecting hats, mittens, gloves and scarves for Vermonters in need. It's the annual Mitten Tree and we are lucky enough to join UPS Stores in the efforts to help out this holiday season.

Testing for PFCs at southern Vermont landfills

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:28:29 GMT

Closed landfills in Windham County and Bennington County are being tested for a chemical that has been linked to cancer and has been used in many consumer products. Kasey Kathan, an environmental analyst in the Agency of Natural Resources solid waste program, said the agency required all closed landfills in the two counties to conduct testing for perfluorinated chemicals.

Vermont woman awarded $750K after suing ski resort for leaving her...

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:47:28 GMT

'I told you, don't you f*** with me': Unarmed former NFL star Joe McKnight shot dead by white man, 54, in a New Orleans road rage attack as he tried to apologize during an altercation Mad Dog unleashed in the White House: Trump says he has selected respected and outspoken retired Marine General James Mattis, 66, as Defense Secretary Brazilian prosecutors 'offer to drop charges against Ryan Lochte over his false robbery scandal at the Rio Olympics if he pays a $20,000 fine' Wheelchair bound Buzz Aldrin, 86, is hospitalized with fluid in his lungs after 'ailing' former astronaut had to be medically evacuated from South Pole expedition 'Straight-A, religiously devout' boy, 14, 'shot dead his mother and brother, EIGHT, execution style while they slept then tried to blame his Army veteran father for the murders' PIERS MORGAN: Mariah, anymore of this embarrassing tackiness and you'll turn into ... (more)

Guest Column: Obamacare's year of reckoning

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:52:00 GMT

Obama and his Democratic Congress rammed the Affordable Care Act through in 2010, without recognizing the likely consequences. In the ensuing five years, Obama has made numerous unilateral changes to the act to keep it from falling apart.

Vermont Holiday Festival Returns to Killington on Dec. 2-3

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:49:17 GMT

The Vermont Holiday Festival returns to Killington on Friday and Saturday with its glittering Festival of Trees, the magic of Santa's Workshop, and a bustling schedule of activities and musical performances. The Grand Ballroom at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel will be transformed into a winter wonderland as 100 uniquely decorated holiday trees fill the venue with the sights, sounds and scents of the season.

Police: NH woman targeted ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend in murder-for-hire plot

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:32:44 GMT

Claremont Police say an informant tipped them off Tuesday night that Monique Earle, 20, was targeting her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend. Police worked with undercover agents from the New Hampshire Attorney General's Drug Task Force.

Jewish Life in Vermont

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:21:33 GMT

Susan Leff, executive director of Jewish Communities of Vermont , isn't trying to be glib. She's simply acknowledging a basic reality about her adopted state: When most people think of populous, thriving, prototypically Jewish communities, they generally think of places such as Boca Raton, Fla., or Crown Heights, N.Y. Recently, though, Jewish Vermont has had a moment in the spotlight.

Vermont's longest serving senator will not seek recount

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:02:14 GMT

Republican Sen. Bill Doyle lost his bid for a 25th term on Election Day, but Wednesday he announced he would not seek a recount after initially requesting one. In a statement, Gov.-elect Phil Scott thanked Doyle for his 48 years of service to the people of Washington County.


Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:37:40 GMT

After President-elect Donald Trump challenged the First Amendment right to burn the flag, some Vermonters may not know the state already has similar legislation, although it's not enforceable. The Republican tweeted on Tuesday that burning the U.S. flag should be punishable by a year in prison or a forfeiture of citizenship.

Federal prosecutor hired to enforce civil rights laws

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:56:53 GMT

The U.S Attorney's Office in Vermont has announced that it has hired a new assistant U.S. attorney who will focus on civil rights issues. The Burlington Free Press reports that Julia Torti is one of 34 prosecutors that have been hired around the country to focus on the enforcement of federal civil rights laws.