Midday Newscast May 26, 2008

As gasoline prices rise towards or past $4.00 a gallon, it’s not just drivers who are affected, some small gas stations also feel the squeeze.  Officials from the Southwestern Medical Center are preparing pitch plans for a $45 million hospital expansion; more…

Morning Newscast: May 26, 2008

Governor Douglas to sign new domestic violence law tomorrow; pre-buy fuel contracts diminishing in NH; all over VT today, town bands are marching in parades and playing on village greens in memory of fallen soldiers.

Bill targets domestic violence

Experts in domestic violence have been coming to the Senate Judiciary Committee one day a week since the 2007-08 legislative session began. We check in on the effort to formulate policy that addresses the problem. Also, Burlington airport director Brian Searles talks about about new services and the airport’s role in the regional economy. And we hear from the Nametag Project, an effort to build community through simple introductions.

Midday Newscast: September 3, 2007

A state official says the emergency shutdown of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant last week was caused by a lack of grease in a bearing that’s part of a large motor-operated valve; two federal grants could help the Vermont Department of Public Safety clear a backlog of DNA samples from old criminal cases; a lading lawmaker is calling for a more uniform approach to domestic violence enforcement in Vermont; the city of Rutland is another step closer to moving its Recreation Department into an Army Reserve Center.