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    New state psychiatric hospital having difficulty hiring nurses

    09/01/2014 10:37 PM EDT
    BERLIN -- The new Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital hasn't been able hire enough nurses and mental health workers to fill the 25-bed inpatient facility, according to state officials. Rothenberg said Friday that the hospital is still 26 people short of that mark. Sixteen of the open positions are for nurses, the other 10 are direct care workers. 
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    Vt. sole state to see drop in housing prices
    09/01/2014 10:35 PM EDT - Vermont is the only state in the nation that saw a drop in housing prices for single family homes in the four quarters leading up to winter 2014, according to the federal Housing Price Index. The value of single-family homes dropped about 1.24 percent between the first quarter of 2014 and the same period a year ago. Full Story

    Ex.-Gov. Douglas’ memoir tackles gay marriage veto
    09/01/2014 10:22 PM EDT - MONTPELIER -- Former Gov. Jim Douglas says he was acting on conscience in 2009 when he vetoed a gay marriage law that had been passed by the state Legislature. In a frank new memoir being released Wednesday, the 63-year-old Douglas said that he had no objection to same-sex couples forming relationships and that he and his wife Dorothy have gay friends. Full Story

    Unions call for FairPoint to return to table
    09/01/2014 01:10 PM EDT - PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Hundreds of union workers are using a Labor Day rally to demand that FairPoint Communications return to the negotiating table. Full Story

    Ex-Gov. Douglas' memoir tackles gay marriage veto
    09/01/2014 01:10 PM EDT - MONTPELIER (AP) - Former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas has written a memoir that recounts his youth, career and Republican roots, from stuffing envelopes for presidential candidate Barry Goldwater in 1964 to a present-day call for a return to civility in politics. Full Story

    MCLA freshmen get acquainted with their new campus digs
    09/01/2014 08:14 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- Boston, according to incoming MCLA freshman Steven Stengel, was just getting too small. Full Story

    Norwich U museum affiliated with Smithsonian
    09/01/2014 09:14 AM EDT - NORTHFIELD (AP) - Officials at Norwich University say a museum on its Northfield campus has been designated the first and only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Vermont. Full Story

    Unions, politicians gather to celebrate workers in Vermont
    09/01/2014 09:13 AM EDT - BURLINGTON (AP) - Vermont labor unions are planning to rally for workers and their rights at two locations on Labor Day. Full Story

    Newfane discusses fate of historic Arch Bridge
    08/31/2014 10:40 PM EDT - NEWFANE -- The jury is still out on how best to address the badly deteriorated, 106-year-old Arch Bridge in Williamsville. But at a recent meeting in Newfane, there was consensus among a small group of officials and residents: The bridge should be replaced, not rehabilitated; it should remain one lane, and not expand to two; and the turning radius should increase on the Dover Road/Grimes Full Story

    Group claims responsibility for Vermont Gas visit
    08/31/2014 10:40 PM EDT - HINESBURG (AP) -- An activist group claimed responsibility Saturday for a protest at the home of the Vermont Gas Systems president, saying it wanted to highlight the threat of eminent domain over the construction of a gas pipeline extension. In an email to Vermont media outlets, Green Mountain EarthFirst claimed they "temporarily seized" the property of Vermont Gas President Don Gilbert on Full Story

    Police: Utah suspect swallows stolen ring

    OREM, Utah (AP) — Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it. Full Story
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    Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won't return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief. Full Story