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'No Place To Go': As State Of Emergency Ends, So Does Stable Housing For Some Vermonters

Social service organizations and public safety officials are raising dire concerns about what will happen to low-income Vermonters when the Scott administration winds down an emergency housing program that’s provided motel rooms for thousands of vulnerable residents over the course of the pandemic.

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Doctors say a new treatment is proving to be a game-changer for some patients with tumor-based cancers.


State legislatures from Montana to Illinois to Tennessee have recently been taking up bills that address sex education in schools.

Some are moving to mandate more comprehensive curriculums, while others are doubling down on parental consent before anything is discussed in class about human sexuality.

Dr. Jennifer Lincoln says as a practicing OB-GYN in Portland, Oregon, she sees firsthand how this complicated conversation bores out during patient care.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that some crack cocaine offenders sentenced to harsh prison terms more than a decade ago cannot get their sentences reduced under a federal law adopted with the purpose of doing just that.

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A refugee resettlement group hopes Brattleboro will be home to a new pilot  program that aims to resettle  refugees in smaller, more rural communities across the United States.

The largest U.S. database for detecting events that might be vaccine side effects is being used by activists to spread disinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Updated June 13, 2021 at 9:16 PM ET

For the first time in more than a decade, Israel has welcomed a new prime minister. Naftali Bennett was sworn in on Sunday after a new coalition unseated longtime Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

The newly elected prime minister was appointed by the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in a 60-59 vote, with one minister abstaining.

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Can you picture yourself reaching for a tree-ripened peach grown in your own yard? Follow a few guidelines, like finding the right peach tree variety and the right sight, and you'll be on your way to  enjoying a local, tree-ripened peach in Vermont! 

The attack was horrendous: Three generations of a Muslim Canadian family killed, leaving a 9-year-old child orphaned.

The motive was horrific: Police say the pickup driver who mowed into them targeted them because of their faith.

Friends gathering for the family's janazah, or funeral prayer, on Saturday, say want the Afzaal family remembered as more than just victims of a heinous hate crime.

Earthworms are often seen as a welcome presence in gardens, and even on fishing hooks. But in the Northeast, experts say invasive "crazy worms" from Asia are creating havoc in forests — and they say the unusual worms are a danger to animals and plants, and especially to sugar maple trees.

"The street cred that they have is hiding the invasion," Josef Görres, a soil scientist at the University of Vermont, says of the worms.


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