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WATER DISASTERS – Lead Poison – Flow Beyond State Advisory Levels at Public Schools

Watch Video on How to Test - Montpelier, VT: - The State of Vermont Health Summary of Lead in Drinking Water Results for Ludlow Elementary School Okemo Valley indicates lead levels at twice the State Advisory rate for  running water in the school's kitchen sink, and 3 times the rate in water running from the locker room fountain. Chart below: Notes: 1. The Environmental Protection…
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NRATV Dana Loesch New Show Campaign

WATCH VIDEO from NRATV - Dana Loesch. - NRATV: - Dear lying media. Your time is running out. Dana Loesch's new show comes March 2018 to NRATV. Here's what she has to say:"We've had enough of the lies, the sanctimony, the arrogance, the hatred, the pettiness, the fake news…we are done with your agenda to undermine voters' will and individual liberty in America. So to…
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STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ON THE AVERTED THREAT TO FAIR HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL

Montpelier, Vt. –  Governor Phil Scott today delivered the following remarks at a press conference with leadership from the Agency of Education, Department of Public Safety and the Vermont State Police. GOVERNOR SCOTT: The events in Florida earlier this week are heart wrenching, and we continue to grieve with the family and friends of the victims, and the entire Parkland community. These tragedies are always…
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Vermont Consumers to Receive Checks from Settlement with Manufacturer of Provigil

Montpelier, VT: - Checks are being mailed to Provigil consumers in connection with the settlement between Vermont and 47 other states, and drug company Cephalon and affiliated companies (now part of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries). In August 2016, state attorneys announced the settlement. The settlement resolved allegations that the companies engaged in unlawful “pay-for-delay” anticompetitive conduct involving the patent exclusivity for Provigil. The settlement included $35…
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Man-Made & Natural Disasters

Sanders Statement on Trump ‘Treason’ Comment

WASHINGTON, DC: – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Tuesday after President Donald Trump accused members of Congress who did not clap during his State of the Union address of being un-American and treasonous: "The great political issue now facing our country is not Democrat vs. Republican or progressive vs. conservative. It's much deeper than that. It's about democracy vs. authoritarianism. "Today we have…
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health

Sanders Demands Investigation into Pharma’s Role in Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, DC: – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called on Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, to investigate the role of pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors in precipitating and exacerbating the deadly opioid crisis. Sanders demanded in a letter to Alexander Monday that, for the first-time, executives of the pharmaceutical industry testify before Congress about what their companies did or…
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GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ON VERMONT’S DEMOGRAPHIC CRISIS

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement regarding attempts by legislators to deny Vermont’s demographic crisis: “Fellow Vermonters: "I was asked by a member of the media today at my weekly press conference how I’ve arrived at a calculation I frequently use to highlight our past and present economic and demographic challenges – the phrase I use is ‘6-3-1.’ “For those not…
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President Trump Participates in a Customs and Border Patrol National Targeting Center Roundtable

Responsible Immigration Reform Will Secure Our Borders. For decades, open borders have allowed drugs and gangs to pour into our most vulnerable communities. They’ve allowed millions of low-wage workers to compete for jobs and wages against the poorest Americans. President Donald J. Trump BORDER SECURITY SOLUTIONS: President Trump has put forth an immigration framework that lays out the steps needed to secure our borders. It…
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NEWS

The State of the Union is Strong

Washington, DC: President Donald trump delivers The State of the Union address State of the Union Speech Excerpts Together, we are building a SAFE, STRONG, and PROUD America. We want every American to know the dignity of a hard day’s work; we want every child to be safe in their home at night, and we want every citizen to be proud of this land that…
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US Senator Bernie Sanders State of the Union Response 2018

That is not what the American people want.  And that reality is the bad news that we have to deal with. But the truth is that there is a lot of good news out there as well.  It’s not just that so many of our people disagree with Trump’s policies, temperament, and behavior.  It is that the vast majority of our people have a very…
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FLU – Deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) is above the system-specific epidemic threshold in the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Mortality Surveillance System.

Atlanta, GA: Based on National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) mortality surveillance data available on January 25, 2018, of the deaths occurring during the week ending January 6, 2018 (week 1) were due to P&I. This percentage is above the epidemic threshold of for week 1. Background: Weekly mortality surveillance data include a combination of machine coded and manually coded causes of death collected from death…
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Vermont is at considerable risk to the threat of a radiological or nuclear device being transported through, or utilized, within the State

VT STRONG - PREVENTATIVE RADIOLOGICAL/NUCLEAR DETECTION PROGRAM Waterbury, Vermont: The State of Vermont has several initiatives to build and sustain preparedness to prepare for, prevent, protect, respond to, recover from and mitigate all actual or potential threats and hazards.  One of the initiatives by the State is to engage local, state, and federal agencies that operate in Vermont to address the risk posed by the…
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Vermont’s epicenter of immigration enforcement

Williston, Vermont: VT supports enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws and plays an important role in the identification of criminal aliens. Vermont may not be the location that springs to mind when considering the epicenter of immigration enforcement, but the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Law Enforcement Support Center (LESC) serves as the starting point for many of the agency’s…
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VT-Alert Communications

VT-Alert is used by the state and local responders to notify the public of emergency situations.  Those include, but are not limited to, evacuation information; chemical spills; shelter-in-place alerts; severe weather advisories; boil water advisories, and roadway interruptions.  Residents can tailor the alerts to specific locations, types of alerts and on which devices they will be notified. Vermont Emergency Management launched VT-Alert in 2013 as…
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Vermont’s Free Ice Fishing Day

Vermont's fifth annual Free Ice Fishing Day is set for Saturday, January 27, and will be celebrated by a fun-filled ice fishing festival in Castleton. Vermont's Free Ice Fishing Day, which takes place each year on the last Saturday in January, enables both residents and non-residents to go ice fishing on any legal waterbody in Vermont for the day without a license. "Free ice fishing…
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