Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Labor Agency Issues Child Labor List

Credit Bureau of International Labor Affairs

A division of the U.S. Department of Labor has issued an updated list of goods produced by child and forced labor.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Sports Academy That Trains Olympians Makes Plea For Funds

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The National Sports Academy in Lake Placid says it must raise $400,000 this month or the school that trains Olympic athletes faces closure.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Advocates Await Clean Power Plan Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to implement new rules under its Clean Power Plan now that the public comment period ended on Monday. Advocacy groups across New York urged supporters to express the importance of the rules in reducing the impacts of climate change on the state and the nation.

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New England News
5:45 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Milne Discusses Legislative Gubernatorial Vote

Scott Milne (left) and Peter Shumlin (right)
Credit milneforvermont.org/Shumlin for Governor

In Vermont’s gubernatorial election, no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote. The state Constitution requires in such cases that the Legislature then choose a winner when it convenes in January. While at the Statehouse in Montpelier, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with some of the key players as the legislative vote looms.

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New England News
9:45 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Vermont 911 Head Says No Bad Outcomes From Outage

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The official who oversees Vermont's 911 emergency telephone system says there were no reported bad outcomes of the 97 people who called for help during last week's outage.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Coalition Calls For Action On Universal Health Care

Single-payer advocates speak at the Vermont Statehouse 12-2-2014
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A coalition of labor and consumer advocacy organizations was at the Statehouse in Montpelier today to call on Governor Peter Shumlin and the Vermont Legislature to take action and implement the state’s universal health care system. But critics of single-payer have said November’s closer than expected elections were a message from voters.

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New England News
11:45 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Pre-Kindergarten Law To Be Delayed Until 2016

YMCA Pre-K
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A universal pre-kindergarten bill signed into law this year in Vermont is being delayed until the 2016-2017 school year.

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New England News
10:15 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Vermont Utility Certified As Socially Conscious

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Vermont's largest electric utility has been formally recognized as one  of the world's socially conscious companies by winning certification as a B Corporation, meaning it has met a high standard of overall social and environmental performance.

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New England News
9:50 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Vermont Requests Investigation Into Fairpoint

The Vermont Department of Public Service has filed a petition with the state Public Service Board requesting an investigation into FairPoint's service.

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New England News
8:20 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Vermont Governor Seeks 2 Cent School Tax Increase

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Governor Peter Shumlin says school spending projections are going to require a 2-cent increase in the statewide school property tax rate.

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