VPR Evening News December 11th, 2008

Vermont’s U.S. Senators reluctantly endorse auto industry bailout; Governor asks for special assistance from Congress; Health Department finds error in recent asbestos report; Essex Junction looking to become more pedestrian-friendly; and commentator Deborah Luskin reminds us to celebrate responsibly.

Welch, Hodes, Shea-Porter vote for auto bailout

A plan to throw U-S automakers a $14 billion lifeline cleared the House last night. House Representatives Peter Welch, Carol Shea-Porter and Paul Hodes all voted in favor of the bill.  But the legislation is still in jeopardy in the Senate. A vote there could come today.