VPR Evening News March 11, 2009

Vermont’s unemployment rate jumps to 6.8%; State asks for 5% pay cut to avoid layoffs; Governor of Massachusetts is coming to Vermont for regional White House Forum on health reform; Commentator Chris Wren says the financial crisis has reminded him of events he witnessed years ago – in communist China.

VPR Evening News March 4, 2009

The Vermont musician who won a Supreme Court case against a drug company hopes the ruling will help others injured by potentially dangerous products; Offials weigh the impact of Act 82 on school budgets this year;Guildhall debates the future of its town library; the rock band Phish asks a judge to block the sale of bootlegged merchandise at its upcoming concerts; Commentator David Moats ponders whether real change is possible in Washington.

VPR Evening News February 2, 2009

Governor Jim Douglas meets with President Obama, in support of a federal stimulus package; Workers rally against proposed state budget cuts; Congressman Welch returns from a fact finding tour of Afghanistan and Pakistan; Commentator Bill Schubart celebrates local bookstores.

VPR Evening News January 23, 2009

Agrimark dairy cooperative will phase out its use of a controversial growth hormone; Lawmakers want to look at other options before considering job cuts proposed by Governor Douglas;Commentator Henry Homeyer discusses growing ‘gardens and community’.

VPR Evening News November 18, 2008

Vt. lawmakers hear more bleak economic news; Auto dealers are concerned about declining sales; A decommissioning fund for Vermont Yankee dropped in value by $33 million in October; Former Senator Jim Jeffords made a last minute decision in 1978 not to go to Jonestown with a colleague. Today marks 30 years since the mass suicide in Guyana; Commentator Jay Craven discusses expressing the election outcome through poetry.

VPR Evening News November 14, 2008

Senator Leahy says Lieberman should not be allowed to keep his chairmanship; Three Vermont utilities are looking for new power supply contracts; Longest flying F-16c in the U.S. flies last mission in Vt.; Commentator Brian Porto discusses UVM football club.

VPR Evening News November 13, 2008

Lowell residents are concerned about exposure to asbestos; Four recounts have been requested in legislative races following last week’s election; Commentator Tim McQuisten tries to make sense of the current economic crisis.

Evening Newscast: October 27, 2008

Some political observers note a shift in strategy in the Douglas campaign; Governors association calls on Congress to pass economic recovery package; Commission will look into reasons for farmers’ declining milk checks; Commentator Ted Levin says that in New England it’s possible to be a naturalist and a runner at the same time.

Midday Newscast: July 29, 2008

Green Mountain Power wants to make it easier to build renewable projects; the U.N. honors a Vermont housing agency; the Vermont Food Bank is going into farming; state Rep. Jim Hutchinson has died.

Evening Newscast: July 8, 2008

Report says drug companies spend millions in marketing to Vermont physicians, a food drive will complement this weekend’s tax-free shopping, longtime UVM English professor has died, commentator Bill Mares on news business changes.