Sanders Projected To Win Nevada Caucuses, Solidifying Front-Runner Status

Updated at 8:48 p.m. ET Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has won the Nevada caucuses , according to an Associated Press projection. The win gives Sanders victories in two of the first three states to weigh in on the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. His other win was in New Hampshire, and he also ended in a near-tie atop the still-muddled Iowa caucuses. Loading... "In Nevada, we have just put together a multigenerational, multiracial coalition, which is going to not only win in Nevada, it's...

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Why Has Vermont Never Sent A Woman To Congress?

In 2018, South Burlington resident Kate Bailey was out getting drinks with her coworkers. “We were talking about this question, about how we've never sent a woman to Congress in Vermont,” she says.

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VPR - Vermont PBS 2020 Polls

VPR - Vermont PBS 2020 Polls

From Feb. 4 to Feb. 10, the VPR - Vermont PBS 2020 Poll asked hundreds of Vermonters how they felt about various political candidates and issues. Explore the full results here.

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Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan has announced there will be no criminal charges filed against four Rutland officers who exchanged gunfire with and killed the son of the city’s former mayor.

Updated at 10:30 a.m. ET

The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy, a sign of the century-old organization's financial instability as it faces some 300 lawsuits from men who say they were sexually abused as Scouts.

The organization says it will use the Chapter 11 process to create a trust to provide compensation to victims. Scouting programs will continue throughout.

The Democratic presidential nominating contest now heads into a critical phase.

The candidates have so far stood for elections in two of the whitest states in the country, Iowa and New Hampshire. But Nevada and South Carolina — the next two states to vote — will provide far more diverse electorates.

Updated at 7:08 a.m. ET

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has opened up a double-digit lead in the Democratic nominating contest, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

Sanders has 31% support nationally, up 9 points since December, the last time the poll asked about Democratic voters' preferences.

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More than halfway into his second term, Gov. Phil Scott enjoys widespread popularity and a huge advantage over his potential Democratic rivals. And Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appears poised to coast to victory in his home state's presidential primary.

These are two of the big takeaways from a new VPR - Vermont PBS poll released Tuesday.

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Author and punk rock political activist Shawna Potter is coming to Vermont to talk about her new book—Making Spaces Safers: A Guide to Giving Harassment the Boot Wherever You Work, Play And Gather—and the visit kicks off a series of discussions at Vermont libraries about sexism, harassment and how to stop it. We’re talking with Potter about the book and what individuals and organizations can do to make their spaces safer from harassment.

Updated at 2:25 p.m. ET

Fourteen U.S. passengers evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan and flown to military bases in California and Texas have tested positive for the new coronavirus, U.S. officials confirm.

Earlier, on Sunday, U.S. officials announced that 44 people from the Diamond Princess ship had tested positive for coronavirus. Those who were sick were to remain in Japan to be treated.

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The Telling Project was started about 10 years ago in Austin, TX, to give voice to veterans in stage shows presented around the country. Last year, they added a focus on migration stories called The Same Moon.

On this Vermont Edition Presents, we hear highlights from a recent performance of The Same Moon, recorded live at VPR’s Stetson Studio One in January.

Efforts to stem the tide of teen vaping seem to be a step behind the market. By the time Juul pulled most of its flavored pods from the market in October of 2019, many teens had already moved on to an array of newer, disposable vape products.

Ethan Howard cradled his prized Martin-brand guitar, strumming gently as he sang of happiness he thought he'd never find.

With support from his family and community, the 26-year-old is making his way as a musician after emerging from the hell of addiction, disease and stigma. The former intravenous drug user was among the first of 235 people in the southern Indiana community of Austin, Ind., to be diagnosed in the worst drug-fueled HIV outbreak ever to hit rural America.

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Why do people need to sleep? How do we actually go to sleep? How does sleeping get rid of toxins in the brain? And how come when it's nighttime I don't want to go to sleep but when it's morning I don't want to wake up?! Those questions and more with pediatric sleep psychologist Dr. Lisa Meltzer.

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Mitch Wertlieb was joined by Bob Kinzel and Peter Hirschfeld during a live broadcast of Morning Edition from Red Hen Bakery and Cafe in April 2019. The program returns on February 18, 2020 to discuss the results of the latest VPR-Vermont PBS Poll.
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Feb. 18 | 'Morning Edition' Live From Middlesex

Join VPR for a live Morning Edition broadcast from Red Hen Bakery & Cafe in Middlesex on February 18, 2020.

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