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    5 years after Irene, missing teen's family still hopes

    08/26/2016 10:12 PM EDT
    MONTPELIER >> Relatives of a teenager who walked out of his foster home on the eve of Tropical Storm Irene and hasn't been seen since hope the storm's fifth anniversary will prompt anyone who knows what might have happened to come forward and help solve the lingering mystery. Marble Arvidson 's mother, Sigrid Arvidson, now of Estes Park, Colorado, plans to return to Brattleboro this weekend 
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    Governor sells home for $675K months before leaving office
    08/26/2016 10:50 AM EDT - EAST MONTPELIER, VT. >> Gov. Peter Shumlin has sold his East Montpelier home months before leaving office. The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus reports that Shumlin's home sold on Aug. 5 for $675,000. Shumlin built the home on 27.6 acres after he became governor. He plans to return to Windham County in southern Vermont when his term is over in January. Full Story

    Champlain College reaches deal with adjunct faculty union
    08/26/2016 10:44 AM EDT - BURLINGTON, VT. >> Champlain College administrators have reached a tentative contract agreement with recently-unionized adjunct faculty members following more than 10 hours of negotiation. The Burlington Free Press reports the deal, struck just two days before students are set to arrive on campus, marks the first time the Burlington school will have a unionized faculty workforce under Full Story

    State: Vermont Gas likely won't face fines for killing flowers
    08/26/2016 07:34 AM EDT - State officials say they will seek penalties from Vermont Gas Systems for the company's destruction last month of 77 endangered flowers near Monkton during work to install a pipeline. The Agency of Natural Resources and the Department of Public Service have also jointly asked the Public Service Board to investigate the incident and take further legal action if appropriate. Full Story

    Education board's move on Act 46 'exceptions' finds resistance
    08/26/2016 07:34 AM EDT - The State Board of Education began the formal rulemaking process Tuesday for alternative school governance structures under Act 46, while members of the public and a board member expressed concerns about the move. The rules would be for school districts proposing to comply with Act 46 through something other than the merger structures outlined in the law. Full Story

    In first debate, Minter, Scott class on Act 46 and school choice
    08/26/2016 07:40 AM EDT - In the first gubernatorial matchup of the general election season, Republican Phil Scott and Democrat Sue Minter sparred over Act 46, the state's school district merger law. They also were at loggerheads over school choice, the education financing formula and how to make Vermont a more affordable place to live. Full Story

    Receiver rebuffs $93 million offer for Jay Peak
    08/25/2016 09:09 AM EDT - A bid has been made to purchase Jay Peak Resort for $93 million, but the person who is overseeing the property through receivership said it is not for sale. A seven-page document was filed in a Miami federal court Monday as part of a Securities and Exchange Commission civil fraud case against Bill Stenger and Ariel Quiros, the developers of Jay Peak and other projects in the Northeast Kingdom. Full Story

    Money woes follow Medicaid probe for drug lab
    08/24/2016 07:43 AM EDT - MONTPELIER — A Burlington-based chain of drug-testing labs that has been a key player in Vermont's battle against opiate addiction is being investigated for alleged Medicaid fraud, a state official said Tuesday, but Burlington Labs denied any wrongdoing and blamed coding errors for any overbilling. Full Story

    Democrats to push for universal background checks this legislative session
    08/24/2016 07:43 AM EDT - Democratic leaders have promised a renewed fight in the next legislative session for a key gun-control measure — background checks on all gun purchases. Following the Orlando nightclub shootings in June, the Vermont Democratic Party vowed to fight harder for gun control measures and added the topic to its official party platform. Full Story

    Regulators recommend 5.68 percent rate cut for Vermont Gas
    08/24/2016 07:40 AM EDT - MONTEPLIER, VT. — Vermont's public service commissioner has slashed the recommended amount of pipeline costs that Vermont Gas Systems can recover from customers. The state Department of Public Service has recommended a 5.68 percent rate decrease for Vermont Gas, which requested approval for only a 3. Full Story

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    Is Amber Heard seeing Elon Musk?

    Amber Heard and Elon Musk have reportedly been seen in public recently which, if true, was something Musk apparently sought after meeting her in 2013.