Impeachment Inquiry

House Judiciary Committee Opens Debate On Impeachment Articles

Updated at 10:50 p.m. ET House Democrats began work on completing their articles of impeachment against President Trump Wednesday evening, setting the stage for a vote by the full House. The Judiciary Committee convened to amend the impeachment legislation introduced Tuesday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., with its chairman, Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., calling the facts against Trump "overwhelming" and that Congress must act now to protect the integrity of U.S. election and its national...

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'Worse For Care': Elder Abuse And Neglect Is A Well-Kept Secret In Vermont

Vermont families who rely on eldercare homes often know little about their track records, despite state inspections that document problem after problem. Families make crucial care decisions in the dark.

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Brave Little State

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How Can Vermonters Drive Less?

For a state that calls itself green, Vermont sure has a lot of drivers. So what can be done?

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The Nature Conservancy says its innovative plan to use a Vermont forest to help reduce greenhouse gas pollution in California did not turn out as hoped after a timber inventory showed the project was not economically feasible.

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A group of Vermont lawmakers plan to push forward significant legislation in the next session aimed at reducing Vermont's carbon emissions. The so-called "climate solutions caucus" has been holding public forums around the state in recent weeks to speak with Vermonters about how they want to see climate change addressed at the Statehouse.

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On Tuesday morning, House Democrats announced the two articles of impeachment they are bringing against President Donald Trump.

As Rep. Peter Welch and the rest of the House prepare to vote, the possibility of a Senate trial also prompts questions about how senators who are presidential candidates — like Sen. Bernie Sanders — may be impacted by the timing.

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Lawmakers need to beef up resources at the Vermont Human Rights Commission in order to investigate allegations of racial bias in the criminal justice system, according to an advisory panel created by the Legislature.

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As the second decade of the 21st century draws to a close, we're here to talk about the best books you've read this year. In Vermont Edition's semi-annual book show, we'll be talking about your literary picks for the year, whether that's novels, history, memoir or poetry.

Updated at 8:50 p.m. ET

House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday morning, charging him with abuse of power in the Ukraine affair and obstruction of Congress.

Read the articles of impeachment here.

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Laurel Casey counts herself as a casualty of farm pollution.

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Last month Marlboro College announced plans to close its Marlboro campus and merge with Emerson College, in Boston. Now a group led by former faculty members says it's working on a different plan.

Caroll Spinney, the actor and puppeteer who portrayed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street over five decades, died Sunday at age 85.

The Sesame Workshop said Spinney had died at home in Connecticut, and that he had long lived with dystonia, a disorder that causes involuntary muscle contractions.

Updated at 6:51 p.m. ET

Democrats in the House took the next step toward impeachment on Monday with the presentation of what they call the evidence of President Trump's improper conduct in the Ukraine affair.

"President Trump's persistent and continuing effort to coerce a foreign country to help him cheat to win an election is a clear and present danger to our free and fair elections and to our national security," said Daniel Goldman, the Democratic staff counsel who presented the Democrats' case in the Judiciary Committee hearing.

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Shake And Groove, Vermont: Calling For Your Meaningful Music Of 2019

Live call-in discussion: Calling all musical minds! Vermont Edition is going all out this year with our annual 2-hour music show on Friday, Dec. 13. We're looking for your input on music—any music—that was important to you in 2019, and the songs that captured moments of joy, provided solace in times of need or felt special to you in any way.

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Now more than ever, our community needs access to trustworthy news and information. And now more than ever, VPR needs your investment to keep this essential service strong. Be one of 5,000 listeners to join us with a gift during our December membership drive and add your voice to civil dialogue in our community.

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Why Are Some Words 'Bad'?

In this episode, we tackle why some words are considered bad. Plus: Why do people say bad words? Why aren't kids allowed to say cuss words? Why is the middle finger bad? Adults, don't worry: we won't actually be using any bad words in this episode!

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