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Essex man faces animal cruelty charges in cow deaths

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By Elizabeth Gribkoff, VTDigger.org The main barn at the Matthews Brothers Farm on Chapin Road in Essex, where dairy cows were found dead from malnourishment and neglect. Photo by Elizabeth Gribkoff/VTDigger ESSEX — Unpainted buildings, machinery and farm impl... More »

House sends seven special session bills to Senate

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By Colin Meyn, VTDigger.org Members of the House of Representatives in session on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Photo by Colin Meyn/VTDigger With all eyes on a festering fiscal dispute between the Republican governor and Democrats controlling the Legislature, seven ... More »

Threat of government shutdown looms over budget impasse

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By Xander Landen Gov. Phil Scott meets with Senate leaders to discuss expectations for the special session starting this week. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger As a budget impasse in Montpelier drags on into another week of negotiations, an uncommon threat loo... More »

Coyote hunting contests banned in Vermont

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By Elizabeth Gribkoff, VTDigger.org Vermont becomes second state to ban coyote contests. Photo by Christopher Bruno/Wikimedia Commons Vermont has become the second state in the nation to ban coyote killing contests, following in the footsteps of California. Th... More »