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VPR Newscast for 07/16/19 at 5:04 p.m.

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Newscast from July 16, 2019 at 5:04 and 5:32 p.m.

A view of a downtown.
Nina Keck / VPR file

A Facebook post by Rutland Alderman Paul Clifford has stirred up anger, frustration and heated debate about race relations in Rutland.

The empty site of the proposed mall redevelopment in downtown Burlington.
Liam Elder-Connors / VPR

After years of delays and broken promises, the Burlington city council apparently learned of more problems with the $200 million CityPlace redevelopment project Monday night. So far, however, no details have been shared with the public.

VPR Newscast for 7/16/2019 at 12:04 p.m.

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VPR Newscast for 7/16/2019 at 12:04 p.m.

Look at a picture of the Apollo 11 launch and you'll probably notice the rocket's pointed tip and the fire coming from the five giant engines in the first stage of the 36-story-tall Saturn V rocket.

What you might miss is arguably the most important part of the entire thing: the command module.

Rebecca Holcombe, former Education Secretary, will run for governor of Vermont.
Taylor Dobbs / VPR File

Rebecca Holcombe, former education secretary, will run for governor of Vermont.

Seeing a doctor by video conference is becoming more and more common. According to one estimate, in just five years more doctor’s visits will happen virtually than in person in the U.S.

In New Hampshire, this explosion of telemedicine is being heralded by some as a solution to health care problems like long wait times, rural access, and workforce shortages.

But questions remain whether telemedicine will be able to deliver.

Two years after it released the first season of the show 13 Reasons Why with a graphic suicide scene, Netflix has announced that it has edited it out.

VPR Newscast for 7/16/2019 at 6:04 a.m.

VPR Newscast for 07/15/19 at 5:04 p.m.

Jul 15, 2019

VPR Newscast for 07/15/2019 at 5:04 p.m.

Exterior of Granby Central School, a white building
Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR

There will soon be a local history museum in the Northeast Kingdom town of Granby. The organization opening the museum — inside a 19th-century schoolhouse — is the same group responsible for bringing electricity to the town decades ago.

The number of cases of children entering the foster care system due to parental drug use has more than doubled since 2000, according to research published this week in JAMA Pediatrics.

VPR Newscast for 7/15/2019 at 12:04 p.m.

A pile of ten books stacked on top of each other.
Mitch Wertlieb / VPR

Ten books have been selected as finalists for the 2019 Vermont Book Award, including two different works by the same writer. 

Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill into law that provides a procedure for the annulment of arrests or convictions for possession of three-quarters or less of an ounce of marijuana.

Welcome to parenthood! For many of us, parenthood is like being air-dropped into a foreign land, where protohumans rule and communication is performed through cryptic screams and colorful fluids. And to top it off, in this new world, sleep is like gold: precious and rare. (Oh, so precious.)

Throughout human history, children were typically raised in large, extended families filled with aunts, uncles, grannies, grandpas and siblings. Adding another baby to the mix didn't really make a big dent.

VPR Newscast for 7/15/2019 at 6:04 a.m.

VPR Newscast for 7/14/2019 at 9:04 a.m.

Jul 14, 2019

VPR Newscast for 7/14/2019 at 9:04 a.m.

A man in a pink shirt stands by a pond.
Elodie Reed / VPR

For as long as he can remember, Matthew Evan Taylor has been intrigued by sound.

VPR Newscast for 7/13/19 at 9:04 a.m.