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It's no secret that this past pandemic year, students, teachers and school staff have experienced an extraordinary amount of change: the national reckoning on race, the presidential election, added to the normal challenges of navigating teenage life. And at Winooski Middle High School, some 60 students made a podcast about it.

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Vermont reporters provide a roundup of top news takeaways about Juneteenth, the U.S.-Canada border and more for Friday, June 18.

A plan for mobile mental health response teams in Rutland. Plus, renaming a brook in Townshend, a museum exhibit on Alexander Twilight, and the end of UVMHN’s mass vaccination sites.

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Vermont reporters provide a roundup of top news takeaways about the coronavirus and more for Thursday, June 17.

A 14-year-old luge pro, a message in a bottle, a new president of Goddard and extended bar hours in Quebec.

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Vermont reporters provide a roundup of top news takeaways about the coronavirus and more for Wednesday, June 16.

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Even though Vermont has reached its 80% vaccination goal, state officials plan to continue to push to vaccinate as many people as possible. In our weekly health update, we talk to Vermont health officials about their efforts, as well as the outlook for the COVID-19 virus in the late summer and fall.

A small new study offers a glimmer of hope that giving organ transplant recipients a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine could boost their protection against the coronavirus.

That's important because prior research has shown that nearly half of organ transplant recipients failed to show any antibody response even after two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

How the state plans to continue supporting those in need of food and housing. Plus, 59 vaccine clinics, masks for kids, and the Delta variant.

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Vermont reporters provide a roundup of top news takeaways about the coronavirus and more for Tuesday, June 15.

Vermont becomes the first state in the country to vaccinate more than 80% of its eligible population. Plus, the New Haven train station will move, municipalities can apply for COVID relief, and remembering Representative John Zampieri.

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Updated 7:45 p.m. 6/15/2021

Gov. Phil Scott says an executive order he signed Tuesday will allow Vermont to continue drawing down federal aid even after the state of emergency lifts, but advocates for low-income Vermonters say they remain concerned about the loss of housing and food aid for vulnerable residents.

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Vermont reporters provide a roundup of top news takeaways about the coronavirus and more for Monday, June 14.

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Gov. Phil Scott announced today he’s lifting remaining pandemic restrictions after Vermont reached 80% of people ages 12 and older receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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.

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Vermont reporters provide a roundup of top news takeaways about the coronavirus and more for Friday, June 11.

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Vermont is inching its way closer to its 80% vaccination goal, which means the Scott Administration could lift all COVID-19 restrictions this weekend. How are you feeling about returning to "normal"? VPR's Bob Kinzel and Mitch Wertlieb host today's hour to take your calls and thoughts.

Undergraduate college enrollment fell again this spring, down nearly 5% from a year ago. That means 727,000 fewer students, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse.

Fifteen months into the pandemic, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a mandatory workplace safety rule aimed at protecting workers from COVID-19. But it only applies to health care settings, a setback for unions and worker safety advocates who had called for much broader requirements.

Rural communities outside America's cities are falling further behind in the race to vaccinate against COVID-19 as President Joe Biden's Fourth of July goal to reach 70% of American adults looms over the horizon.

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