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11:15 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Vermont Senators Pass Food Labeling Bill

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The Vermont Senate has passed a bill that would require labels to identify genetically modified ingredients, starting in 2016.

The vote Tuesday was 26 to 2.

The Burlington Free Press reports that the bill still needs approval from the Vermont House. The house previously passed a slightly different version of a food labeling bill.

Senate President Pro Tempore John Campbell says people have a right to know what's in their food. Campbell, a Democrat from Quechee, believes the Senate has done its best to ensure the bill will be legally defensible.

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WAMC News
10:13 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Marathon Finish Line Scare

BOSTON (AP) — Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them.

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North Country News
8:45 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Senate Takes Up Police Stun Gun Training Bill

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The Vermont Senate Government Operations committee was scheduled Tuesday afternoon to take up a proposal to require statewide standards for police using electronic stun guns.

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New England News
8:37 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Group Goes To Beacon Hill Aiming To Re-Open NARH

State Representative Gailanne Cariddi (D-North Adams) greeted the group outside the statehouse in Boston Tuesday afternoon.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

About 70 people traveled to Beacon Hill Tuesday advocating for the restoration of healthcare services in the Northern Berkshires.

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New England News
6:39 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Progress Reported On Casino Impact Research Project

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Thousands of Massachusetts residents are being surveyed as part of multi-year, multi-million dollar research project on the social and economic impacts of introducing casino gambling to the state.

The members of the UMass Amherst led research team say initial results will be reported to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in September. These findings will be the baseline that will be used to measure changes in problem gambling, domestic violence, housing prices and a host of other socio-economic factors as casinos open over the next one to three years.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Conference Assesses Socioeconomic Impact Of Nuclear Plant Closure

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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A conference at Landmark College earlier this month focused on the socioeconomic ramifications of Vermont Yankee’s closure and how lessons learned here — and previous nuclear plant closures — could aid other communities facing future nuclear plant shutdowns.

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Capital Region News
6:19 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Come To The Union College Hockey Parade!

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Schenectady is throwing a parade for Union College's Division I national champion men's hockey team. 

WHAT:          Union Championship Parade to celebrate 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Champions

WHEN:          Thursday, April 17

                        4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

PARADE

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North Country News
5:45 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Settlement Reached In Lowell Wind Dispute

Kingdom Community Wind
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A Vermont couple will sell their farm to the state's largest electric utility for $1.3 million in order to settle a lawsuit over the ownership of land along the boundary of Green Mountain Power's 21-turbine industrial wind project.

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New York News
4:26 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Groups Call Growing Oil Shipments In New York Cuomo's "Keystone" Moment

Protestors chanted at the capitol in Albany Tuesday.
Credit Karen DeWitt

National environmental groups are trying to focus the spotlight on Governor Andrew Cuomo over the issue of the growing international oil distribution center, located just blocks from the state capitol, at the Port of Albany.  

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Weather
3:45 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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