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  • MONTPELIER, Vt.— Land surrounding Burnt Mountain in Vermont will now be a forest reserve and store carbon to help California meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals. The Nature Conservancy announced on Thursday that 5,400 acres of forested land around Burnt Mountain will be the first Vermont site eligible for California's regulatory compliance market.

  • BURLINGTON, Vt.— Nurses at Vermont's largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike. The strike of 1,800 nurses from the University of Vermont Medical Center ended at 7 a.m. Saturday after 48 hours. Eileen Whalen, president of the UVM Medical Center, said altogether the strike had a cost of roughly $3 million.

  • Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced Thursday former Jay Peak owner Ariel Quiros, of Miami, will pay the state $2 million and former Jay Peak president William Stenger will pay the city of Newport $100,000. Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced Thursday former Jay Peak owner Ariel Quiros, of Miami, will pay the state $2 million satisfied by...

  • SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt.— A consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Ben& Jerry's alleging the ice cream company misleads consumers about its environmental practices. Vermont Public Radio reports a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Superior Court of the District of Columbia by the Organic Consumers Association claims Unilever, the parent company of Ben&...

  • Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced on Thursday that former Jay Peak ski area owner Ariel Quiros, of Miami, will pay the state $2 million, satisfied by giving it five properties in and around Jay Peak. Former Jay Peak president William Stenger will pay the city of Newport $100,000, also earmarked for economic development. Stenger's lawyer David Cleary said...

  • Hundreds of nurses, many wearing red shirts, picketed Thursday outside the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington and at nine other locations. "Our nurses have come out in droves to show the hospital that the proposals they're putting across the table do not address the issues the nurses have when it comes to safety of our patients, nurse-patient...

  • A prison guard opens a locked door with keys inside Angola prison.
The Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as Angola, and nicknamed the 'Alcatraz of the South' and 'The Farm' is a maximum-security prison farm in Louisiana operated by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections. It is named Angola after the former plantation that occupied this territory, which was named for the African country that was the origin of many enslaved Africans brought to Louisiana in slavery times. 

    We think of the 50 states as being divided by red or blue political leanings, but each state has a more deeply rooted psychology, with centuries of history that controls whether it rises or falls.

  • Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (R) speaks after US President Donald Trump announced his nomination in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.

    Brett Kavanaugh argued last year that net neutrality violates internet service providers’ right to free speech.

  • Citizenship and Immigration Services has ordered Vermont to close its immigrant investor regional center following alleged fraud at Jay Peak ski resort involving millions of dollars. In Vermont, EB-5 projects have contributed tens of millions of dollars in economic development, including current construction at the Mount Snow ski area in southern...

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  • WASHINGTON, July 9- A federal appeals court on Monday upheld Volkswagen's $10.03 billion settlement with the owners of nearly 500,000 polluting diesel vehicles announced in 2016.. The three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said, in dismissing a number of objections to the settlement, that it "delivered tangible, substantial benefits to...

  • NEW YORK, July 3- The world's top food companies and farmers of crops such as beet sugar are pitted against each other as they lobby the U.S. government over plans to label genetically engineered ingredients. The USDA has asked for feedback on a proposal for required labeling of genetically engineered ingredients after a battle over the issue in states...

  • NEW YORK, July 3- The world's top food companies and farmers of crops such as beet sugar are pitted against each other as they lobby the U.S. government over plans to label genetically-engineered ingredients. The USDA has asked for feedback on a proposal for required labeling of genetically-engineered ingredients after a battle over the issue in states...

  • U.S. Border Patrol agents take a father and son from Honduras into custody near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 near Mission, Texas. The asylum seekers were then sent to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing center for possible separation. 

    It is the first legal challenge by states over the practice.

  • *Conservative Supreme Court justices spearhead ruling. WASHINGTON, June 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with American Express Co and against 11 states, ruling that the company's policy of forbidding merchants from encouraging customers to use rival credit cards with lower fees does not violate federal antitrust law. New York- based American Express...

  • *Conservative Supreme Court justices spearhead ruling. WASHINGTON, June 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with American Express Co and against 11 states, ruling that the company's policy of forbidding merchants from encouraging customers to use rival credit cards with lower fees does not violate federal antitrust law. So-called swipe fees paid to...

  • WASHINGTON, June 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with American Express Co and against 11 states, ruling that the company's policy of forbidding merchants from encouraging customers to use rival credit cards with lower fees does not violate federal antitrust law. The case involved an appeal by the 11 states- Iowa, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland,...

  • WASHINGTON, June 13- Volkswagen AG is paying owners of polluting diesel-powered vehicles up to $1,000 in additional payments to settle state lawsuits in Vermont, the state's attorney general said on Wednesday. VW agreed to a $6.5 million settlement with Vermont to resolve allegations of false advertising claims. Vermont and Arizona, which settled similar...

  • Elissa Slotkin, a Democrat and former defense official, is running for Congress in Michigan's 8th District, a pocket of Detroit suburbs, college campuses and farmland more than 2,000 miles away. To focus their efforts, Monahan, technology investor Chris Albinson, executive recruiter Jon Love and a handful of others have formed a loose-knit organization they...

  • The bipartisan criticism reflected rising frustration in Congress about how Facebook protects the privacy of the more than 2 billion people who use its services worldwide. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee accused Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg of failing to disclose the company's agreements with the Chinese firms when...