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VPR Newscast for 2/15/2019 at 5:04 p.m.

Feb 15, 2019

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The New Hampshire primary is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 11, 2020, which is only — or "still," depending on your tolerance for campaign coverage — about a year away.

And for the past half-century, one of the most recognizable symbols of the Granite State's early electoral contest has been Dixville Notch's midnight vote.

Daron Tansley, Courtesy

When Vermont’s ice and snow melts this spring, the runoff will create thousands of temporary wetlands.

Cables plugged into a machine.
Kynny / iStock

Consolidated Communications has agreed to upgrade its network to prevent a repeat of equipment failures that disrupted emergency 911 services three times over the last three years.

UVM professor Harvey Amani Whitfield, seen here in his office, has studied the history of slavery in Vermont.
Sawyer Loftus / VPR

Vermont is often thought as one of the first state's to abolish slavery. The state's constitution, drafted in 1777, outlawed slavery, but it existed in the state's early years. There's an effort in the Vermont legislature this session to eliminate all references to slavery in the constitution.

President Donald Trump speaking into a podium mircophone.
Susan Walsh / Associated Press

Members of Vermont's congressional delegation are speaking out after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday morning to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

VPR Newscast for 2/15/2019 at 12:15 p.m.

Feb 15, 2019

VPR Newscast for 2/15/2019 at 12:15 p.m.

The Montreal Canadiens took on old friend PK Subban and the Nashville Predators in a visit to Music City last night, and Subban helped defeat his former squad in Nashville's 3-1 win.

New England activists and lawmakers say the Environmental Protection Agency's new plan to manage harmful PFAS chemicals isn't aggressive enough.

The EPA says this plan is a broad roadmap of goals for protecting people from exposure to the huge class of likely toxic PFAS chemicals.

These industrial chemicals were used for decades to make non-stick, waterproof and stain-resistant coatings, as well as firefighting foams and other industrial products.

Updated at 6:15 p.m. ET

Calling it "a great thing to do," President Trump declared a national emergency on Friday in order to help finance a long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. It's a highly unusual move from an unconventional president.

Can the Holocaust be funny? That's the premise of The Last Laugh, a documentary film that features Holocaust survivors, as well as Jewish comedians, trying to answer that question. It's being screened this weekend at the University of Vermont, followed by a panel discussion with some of the filmmakers.

VPR Newscast for 2/15/2019 at 6:15 a.m.

Feb 15, 2019

VPR Newscast for 2/15/2019 at 6:15 a.m.

Suresh Garimella talks to reporters.
Sawyer Loftus / VPR

The University of Vermont has selected Dr. Suresh Garimella as its next president. The board of trustees Friday morning authorized its chair to negotiate a contract with Garimella.

VPR Newscast for 2/14/2019 at 5:04 p.m.

Feb 14, 2019

VPR Newscast for 2/14/2019 at 5:04 p.m.

EMT Andy Luce, left, and Cabot Select Board Chair Michael Hogan, right, stand with the town ambulance, housed at the Cabot Fire Department. The town's emergency ambulance service will stop transporting patients in June.
Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR

A lot of Vermont’s emergency medical services are on life support thanks to declining volunteers and increasing costs. For some, time has run out.

A chalet in Stowe Vermont in a snowy scene that is an Airbnb property.
Airbnb

The Scott administration wants to do a study of the state’s short-term rental properties to see if changes need to be made in how companies like Airbnb operate in Vermont.

VPR Newscast for 2/14/2019 at 12:15 p.m.

Feb 14, 2019

VPR Newscast for 2/14/2019 at 12:15 p.m.

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