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Vermont Air Guard F-16 Viper
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Several hundred members of the Vermont Air National Guard are headed overseas, although the exact mission has not been released.

Scott Williams receives Carnegie Medal at Statehouse in Montpelier.  From left: Barre Police Chief Tim Bombardier, Congressman Peter Welch, Scott Williams, Governor-elect Phil Scott, and Barre Mayor Thom Lauzon
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The Carnegie medal for heroism was formally presented to a Vermont prosecutor on Monday.  He was honored for trying to save the life of an employee of the Vermont Department of Children and Families who was shot and killed in the department’s parking lot in August 2015.  The ceremony stirred up complicated memories.

Governor Peter Shumlin with 5-point buck
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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is keeping up his skills as a deer hunter, bagging his second during his time in office.

Burlington Town Center rendering
Burlington VT Mayor's Office

Opponents of a major downtown redevelopment project approved by Burlington, Vermont, voters on November 8 are suing to have the referendum declared invalid.

The Carnegie Medal was formally presented to Washington County State’s attorney Scott Williams at the Statehouse in Montpelier Monday.

The University of Vermont brought high school students from across Vermont and northern New York to its campus today for its third annual youth climate summit.

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On Monday night, the House of Representatives passed a bill authored by Democratic Congressman Peter Welch of Vermont that would measure the economic impact of outdoor recreation.

The Vermont State Police says it's the first state police agency to join the White House Police Data Initiative.

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A Jewish community organization in Middlebury, Vermont, says someone drew two swastikas in green chalk or powder at the bottom of its door.

Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy is giving up his seat as ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to take the same post on the budget-writing Appropriations Committee.

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch handily won re-election last week, taking 82 percent to the 9 percent his Liberty Union opponent Erica Clawson received.  The Democrat returns to a House of Representatives preparing for a Trump presidency and Republican control.  Vermont’s sole representative says he was very disappointed and surprised by the results of the presidential election.

Vermont Lieutenant Governor-elect David Zuckerman
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Will the Vermont Legislature need to decide the state's next lieutenant governor? There appears to be some debate after the Secretary of State released the official canvass on Tuesday.

Vermont outdoors in the fall
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The U.S. House has passed a bill authored by Democratic U.S. Representative Peter Welch of Vermont that would measure the economic impact of outdoor recreation.

Vermont Statehouse
Photo by Pat Bradley

The Vermont Legislature will decide who will become the state's next lieutenant governor.

Sign held during Standing Rock rally in Essex Junction, VT
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About 140 protesters gathered in front of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Essex Junction this morning. It was part of a national day of action, with advocates joining the Standing Rock Sioux to fight against a planned pipeline in North Dakota.

Jay Peak

A group of Chinese investors is suing a Miami businessman accused of massive fraud involving foreign investors' money in Vermont developments.

Crime Scene Tape
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Vermont state police are releasing more information about what led to a murder-suicide in Shaftsbury and how it happened.

An inmate who tried to escape from the Clinton County Jail in Plattsburgh Friday never made it out of the building.

Several hundred people are gathered in Burlington, Vermont, Friday afternoon to express their displeasure with the election of Donald Trump as president.

Picture of a judge's gavel

A Vermont attorney accused of stealing money from trust accounts has pleaded guilty to mail fraud.

Boreas Ponds Tract
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

In May, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an agreement completing the largest acquisition to the Adirondack Park in over 100 years.  The purchase adds 69,000 acres of land to the forest preserve.  This week the Adirondack Park Agency held its first public hearing on proposed land classifications for the parcel.

Burlington School District logo
Burlington School District

The School Board in Vermont's largest city has condemned Facebook posts of a board member that were widely deemed racist and sexist.

U.S. and Canadian flags
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President-elect Donald Trump’s plans for his first 100 days include his intention to renegotiate or withdraw from NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.   The United States’ largest trading partner has already initiated conversations with the newly elected leader about the importance of Canada to the U.S. economy.  People close to the border are watching closely.

Amite sculpture on SUNY Plattsburgh campus
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In the wake of the election of Donald Trump and subsequent protests, SUNY Plattsburgh Police are reassuring students and staff that they are taking any potential concerns seriously.

Colin Read (left) and James Calnon
Candidates' Facebook pages

The city of Plattsburgh will have a new mayor in January.  Local businessman and SUNY Plattsburgh Professor of Economics Colin Read won election to Plattsburgh’s top office, unseating incumbent Independent Republican-endorsed James Calnon. But the current officeholder doesn’t plan to concede until all the absentee ballots are counted.

Democrat Billy Jones (left) and Republican Kevin Mulverhill
Candidates' Facebook pages

A Democrat has been elected to New York’s 115th state Assembly district seat, which was held for more than 30 years by Republicans.

Vermont Lieutenant Governor-elect David Zuckerman
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In Vermont, the governor and lieutenant governor wage separate campaigns — often resulting in a split of the parties holding the state’s top two offices.  On election night, an unexpectedly close race for Vermont Lieutenant Governor unfolded.

Vermont governor-elect Phil Scott
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Outgoing Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will be replaced by his current Lieutenant Governor in January.  Republican Phil Scott handily won the race for the state’s top office against his Democratic challenger.

Former Gov. Jim Douglas
Pat Bradley

Former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas, a Republican who now teaches political science at Middlebury College, discussed the stunning results of the presidential race Tuesday night in Burlington.

Picture of Bernie Sanders
Bernie 2016

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders voted Tuesday in his hometown of Burlington, Vermont.