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Sanders announces bill to expand community health center funding
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced a bill Thursday to expand funding for community health centers, in a move to counteract a coming loss of federal funding for these centers if Congress doesn't act by Sept. 30.That date represents the end of the federal fiscal year, and no money has yet been allo

Vermont House passes what could be strongest abortion protections in nation
The Vermont House passed legislation that would enshrine a woman's right to an abortion without restriction, and which, if enacted as is, may provide the strongest reproductive rights protections in the country. The legislation, which passed in a second vote of 106-36, and now heads to the Senate

Essex High Freshman Wins Sanders' State of the Union Essay Contest
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. - A 15-year old freshman at Essex High School freshman is the winner of this year's State of the Union Essay Contest. Firdaus Muhammad wrote about Islamaphobia and her experience as a Muslim American in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which happened before she was born

Cathy Tempesta: State colleges need state support
GW Plastics was founded in Bethel in 1955 and now has locations in four countries (U.S., Mexico, China and Ireland) with advanced manufacturing facilities in three U.S. states (Vermont, Texas and Arizona). GW Plastics has become one of the plastic industry's most respected advanced injection molding


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