Vermont experiences solar jobs boom

02/12/2016 08:22 PM EST
BURLINGTON >> Vermont has the third-most solar industry jobs per resident of any state in the Union, according to a report published Monday by Washington, D.C.-based group The Solar Foundation. Next year's solar job market is expected to continue expanding, the report states, with an anticipated 13 percent growth in 2016. 
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Advocates push to make suicide prevention a central issue
02/12/2016 08:22 PM EST - Suicide prevention advocates made their case Thursday for investing in efforts to save lives in a state where the suicide rate is well above the national average. Gov. Peter Shumlin's budget request includes $100,000 for the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center. Since its inception in 2008, the center has been supported mainly through federal funding. Full Story

Top Republicans stay quiet on release of their tax returns
02/12/2016 02:42 PM EST - WASHINGTON >> Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year's hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later. But the top three Republicans leading in national polls don't appear to be listening. Full Story

Sanders online fundraising gives Clinton a run for her money
02/12/2016 02:40 PM EST - WASHINGTON >> Bernie Sanders is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money, $27 at a time. The insurgent Democratic presidential candidate's success with low-dollar online fundraising perfectly complements his denouncement of big money in politics. He's making big money, all right, but in little increments from average people. Full Story

Police: Grad student found dead in college dorm
02/12/2016 07:47 AM EST - COLCHESTER, VT. >> Police in Vermont are investigating the death of a St. Michael's College student who was found dead in his dorm room. Colchester police say the 25-year-old international graduate student was found Thursday morning in his Senior Hall dorm room. Investigators say they don't suspect foul play and the death doesn't appear suspicious. Full Story

Landlord pleads not guilty to 88 housing violation charges
02/12/2016 07:45 AM EST - BURLINGTON, VT. >> A Burlington landlord has pleaded not guilty to more than 80 charges related to several alleged housing violations at his properties. The Burlington Free Press reports Soon Kwon entered the plea Thursday. He is facing a possible $500 fine and 30 days in jail for each count if he's convicted on all 88 charges. Full Story

113-foot blade falls off windmill at central NY wind farm
02/12/2016 07:42 AM EST - FENNER, N.Y. >> An energy company that operates a wind farm in central New York says it trying to determine why a 113-foot-long blade fell off one of its windmills. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that officials in the Madison County town of Fenner say it appears the blade fell off Wednesday morning at Enel Green Power-North America's wind farm. Full Story

Death of officer, 2nd killed in line of duty, shakes Fargo
02/12/2016 07:38 AM EST - FARGO, N.D. >> North Dakota's largest city has been shaken by the fatal shooting of a decorated police officer, the first death of a Fargo officer in the line of duty in more than 130 years. Officer Jason Moszer, 33, died Thursday of a gunshot wound suffered while responding to a domestic disturbance hours earlier. Full Story

No thaw needed: Winter grants Vermont sailors an early start
02/12/2016 06:26 AM EST - BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont sailing team usually has to wait for the ice to thaw on Lake Champlain in March before getting their boats into the water, cutting into an already tight window for practice. That's not the case this year. An unusual winter, on pace to be the warmest one on record in Burlington, has prevented the open lake from freezing, giving the team of men and Full Story

Vermont urging residents to prepare for cold temperatures
02/11/2016 07:14 AM EST - WATERBURY, VT. >> Vermont emergency officials are warning people to be prepared for what's expected to be the coldest weather of the season so far. The National Weather Service says below zero wind chills in areas of Vermont Friday through Sunday with some areas possibly reaching a wind chill of 30 below zero or colder Saturday night. Full Story

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Kanye West's super strict rules for Yeezy show models

Kanye West had some pretty strict rules for how models at his Yeezy Season 3 fashion extravaganza should display his clothes.