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A Vermont advocacy group is calling on Vermont superdelegates who have committed to Hillary Clinton to instead support Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary.  But the Clinton superdelegates don’t appear to be swayed.

Connecticut's state flag
CT.gov

Connecticut public health and law enforcement departments this week are testing how the state responds to situations such as an infectious disease outbreak that require extensive coordination between local, state and federal agencies. Run by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the exercise includes the Centers for Disease Control, hospitals and volunteers.

Burlington, VT Police car
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An analysis by two college professors has shown racial disparities in the discretionary actions of Burlington police officers conducting traffic stops.

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Governor Peter Shumlin, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, and the Vermont Commission on Women are among those that observed Pay Equity Day, which highlights continuing wage disparities between men and women.

Ernest Hemingway
wikipedia.org

Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy never met, but the author's most extensive personal collection is housed at JFK's presidential library and is now on public display.

This is a picture of a hospital bed
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Massachusetts is marking the tenth anniversary of a landmark healthcare law that would later serve as a model for the federal Affordable Care Act.

White River Junction VA Medical Center
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Two years ago, a scandal erupted at VA Medical Centers across the country.  The hospitals had shifted record keeping regarding wait times to indicate “short” or “none” when veterans actually waited months or years for their appointments.  While it appeared at the time that the White River Junction VA Medical Center in Vermont was not a part of the controversy, it now appears that schedulers there were also adjusting wait times.

WAMC

A new advocacy group is pushing for more rail service in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts.

The founders of Trains in The Valley will host a public meeting later today in Northampton which will include a website launch.  

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Trains in The Valley co-founder Ben Hecksher.

Maple Bucket
WAMC Photo

Sugarmakers in Vermont say early warm weather in March did not have a negative impact on the sugaring season.

A health insurance analyst from Burlington is expected to challenge Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce in a Democratic primary election this summer.

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