Weather is making it difficult for many people to breathe; Border
Patrol says four people were involved in a confrontation; retailers say they
hope sales tax holiday helps food shelves; young snowmobilers in New
Hampshire will have to take some extra safety
precautions next winter.
VT delegation hop to double low heating assistance money;
VSAC loans for college students are going down. U.S. Border Patrol
officer fired shots in a scuffle in the woods at the Derby Line; Aabama
authorities file child pornography charges against Brooke Bennett’s former
stepfather; commentator Philip Baruth on life, art and the Pixar film WALL-E.
U.S. Border agent shoots at three suspects in
Derby Line; Congressional delegation seeks assistance to help poor families
heat their homes; Thomas Costello says he plans to run for lieutenant governor; student loan rates are going down.
Governor Jim Douglas proposed to the
Legislature that the state lease its lottery to a private company. The plan could potentially
generate $50 million in revenue, but critics have raised a philosophical objection. We hear the pros and cons adn take your calls. Also, news analysis with VPR’s Ross Sneyd, and we listen back to
some of the voices in the week’s news.
the first day for new identification procedures at the Vermont-Quebec border,
traffic flowed smoothly.
officials said almost everyone entering the United States on Thursday had the proper documents to
prove who they were.
We talk with memoirist Jaed Coffin and Saint Michael’s College English
professor Lorrie Smith about how people understand their own cultural identities when their families comprise diverse backgrounds. Also, new rules for crossing the Canadian border go into
effect on Thursday, and we learn the secrets of building igloos.