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…

My Vermont Project: Affordability

VPR continues the My Vermont series with a special week devoted to challenges and concerns of listeners. Today we ask the question: What can be done to make Vermont a more affordable place to live? You can post your comments online.

Midday Newscast: May 15, 2008

Testimony began this morning in the rape and murder trial of Brian Rooney of Richmond; Social service agencies say hungry Vermonters will benefit from the farm bill that passed Congress; more…

Morning Newscast: May 8, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Wednesday, Democrats in the Senate rolled out a bill targeting high gas prices. Both of Vermont’s senators are firmly behind the bill, which targets record profits at oil companies. Vermont members of the Democratic National Committee say it’s now pretty clear that Illinois Senator Barack Obama is going to be their party’s presidential nominee.

Sanders wants to take action on gas prices

Senator Bernie Sanders says he hopes the prospect of $4-a-gallon gasoline is enough to get the attention of Washington. Sanders wants Congress to take action that would drive down prices for gas and home heating oil.

Midday Newscast April 17, 2008

There are new shocks at the gas pumps: prices are averaging $3.36 a gallon; There’s been a meltdown in negotiations between lawmakers and the Douglas administration over possible budget cuts; with warmer weather, people and wildlife are coming into closer contact, raising concerns about rabies.