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…
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.
Dianne Jabar and Winona Ward speak with VPR’s Jane Lindholm
about a bill just introduced in the legislature that hopes to help domestic violence
victims in crisis and increase funds for prevention programs.
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.
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.