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National Grid proposes 1,200-megawatt New England project.

CONCORD, N.H. " National Grid on Tuesday announced a transmission project that would bring up to 1,200 megawatts of clean energy from Canada to the New England power grid and run along existing lines in Vermont and New Hampshire.National...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

American workers are burned out, Bernie Sanders says.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders railed against the culture of work in America Monday, decrying the lack of a 40-hour workweek and demanding an end to employee burnout. Burnout among workers causes up to half of workplace turnover each year, according to a study published last week by research organizati...

- The Raw Story - US

Abenaki tribe allowed to partake in nuke plant sale hearings.

An Abenaki tribe can participate in regulatory hearings for the proposed sale of a shuttered nuclear power plant. Vermont Public Radio reports Vermont's utility-regulating Public Service Board ruled … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

One senior Democratic senator might ruin Chuck Schumer's plan to filibuster Gorsuch.

Sen. Patrick Leahy told a Vermont media outlet that, although he will not vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, the…

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About 100 protest detention of Vermont farm worker advocates.

About 100 people have protested the detention by federal immigration officials of three advocates for Vermont dairy farm workers.

- FOX News - US

This cocktail brought the 'original American whiskey' back from the dead.

FlickrWhiskey is experiencing a huge comeback in America. Walk into any trendy New York City bar today and you'll almost certainly find a variety of bourbons and Scotches on the shelf and a handful of whiskey-fueled cocktails on the menu. But it was not until recently that the one type of whiskey that industry buffs ...

- Business Insider - US

Nintendo accepts real life 1-2 Switch style cow-milking challenge.

Billings Farm & Museum in Vermont challenges Nintendo to a real-life milking competition.

- - UK

Bittinger: Counterculture Women In Vermont.

By CYNDY BITTINGER/Posted at; -   In the 60s and 70s, many young women came to Vermont in search of an alternative way of life. They came here partly as a way to rebel against the Vietnam War, nuclear armament and … Continue reading → The post Bittinger: Counterculture Women In Vermont appeared ...

- worldwide hippies - US

Bernie Sanders to sponsor single-payer health bill.

Bernie Sanders is returning to a key campaign promise and will introduce a single-payer healthcare bill in the wake of the Republicans' Obamacare replacement defeat. The Vermont senator said Sunday that he was willing to work with both Democrats and Republicans to provide “insurance for ...

- The Raw Story - US

Sanders to offer single-payer health care plan.

Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday he planned to introduce a single-payer health care plan to Congress, inviting Republican leaders to negotiate the measure. I'm going to introduce a Medicare-for-all single-payer program,' Sanders told anchor Dana Bash on CNN's 'State of the Union.' The Vermont senator, who has repeatedly ...


Defeat of GOP healthcare bill major victory: Sanders.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and his policies, said Friday that the decision by House Republican leaders to pull the legislation calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as 'Obamacare,' was a major victory. The defeat of the disas...

- The Raw Story - US

Sanders: Public outcry helped derail GOP health care bill

Sen. Bernie Sanders cast the GOP as 'out of touch' with the public on health care Friday, citing opposition to the Obamacare repeal and replace efforts at a series of contentious town halls as a driving factor behind Republicans' inability to push through the American Health Care Act. 'I think one of the reasons this ...


Trump Demands Health Care Vote Today, Jay Z Making Trayvon Martin Movie, Sex Toys Were Really Water Snakes: A.M. Links

Trump demanded House Republicans take a vote on the GOP health care bill today; House Speaker Paul Ryan said they will oblige.  Jay Z is working on bringing a biopic about Trayvon Martin to the screen. "Find someone who loves you as much as Trump loves sitting in that truck." A new smartphone attachment can analyze ...

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When helium behaves like a black hole

Burlington, VT Mar 23, 2017 A team of scientists has discovered that a law controlling the bizarre behavior of black holes out in space - is also true for cold helium atoms that can be studied in laboratories. "It's called an entanglement area law," says Adrian Del Maestro, a physicist at the University of Vermont who ...

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Gov. Scott appoints 2 to Vermont Board of Education

- Education Week - US

Bernie Sanders: Gorsuch 'brought the confirmation process to a new low'

REUTERS/Aaron P. BernsteinVermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday that Judge Neil Gorsuch brought the Supreme Court confirmation process to a new low during this week's confirmation hearings. The former Democratic presidential candidate expressed his intention to oppose President Trump's high court selection in a series ...

- Business Insider - US

Woman charged in homeless camp beating death to plead guilty

A woman charged in the beating death of a man at a Vermont homeless camp plans to plead guilty.

- FOX News - US

Bernie Sanders: Gorsuch 'brought the confirmation process to a new low'

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday that Judge Neil Gorsuch brought the Supreme Court confirmation process to a new low during this week's...

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Finding God in all things — even coffee

Los Angeles, Calif., Mar 23, 2017 / 03:39 am .- Any Yelp-savvy person looking for a coffee shop in the midst of the University of Southern California’s surrounding urban streets may be lured by extensive positive reviews and a four-and-a-half star-rating to a little café dozens of reviewers call “an ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Vermont county considers safe injection site for drug users

BURLINGTON, Vt. " Vermont's most populous county is joining a handful of communities around the country considering setting up safe injection sites for heroin and other opioid users to reduce overdoses and get more people into...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Company wins US Army contract for lightweight combat helmet

A Vermont company has won a U.S. Army contract worth up to $98 million to produce lightweight next-generation combat helmets for soldiers.

- Stars and Stripes - US

In Republican 'burbs, Georgia election centers on a Democrat

ALPHARETTA, Ga. " The garden room at Rivermont Golf and Country Club brims with Republican donors and activists, but Michael Fitzgerald wants to talk about Democrats."Shock therapy," he calls it.The chairman of Georgia Republicans'...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

In Republican 'burbs, Georgia election centers on a Democrat

The garden room at Rivermont Golf and Country Club brims with Republican donors and activists, but Michael Fitzgerald wants to talk about Democrats. "Shock therapy," he calls it. The chairman … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Chasing the Deal: Sugar Sugar: Hotel Packages for Maple Syrup Season

In Vermont, New Hampshire and New York, inns and culinary programs offer stays, meals and classes to celebrate sap and syrup.

- New York Times - US

Lunch Time Photoshop Extravaganza

I'm just having fun with the new camera and some Photoshopping today. Here is Ansel Adams, updated for suburban Southern California: The next one is the result of some filter or other that I can't remember, in combination with some random color swapping. It almost seems like Vermont in October instead of Southern California ...

- Mother Jones - US