VPR Evening Newscast, July 7, 2008

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.

Midday Newscast: August 31, 2007

Law enforcement authorities in the United States and Canada are searching for a car that tried to run down a U.S. Border Patrol agent yesterday in Alburg; Senator Bernie Sanders says he’s using Labor Day to focus on ways to boost the struggling middle class; Former Iowa Congressman Jim Nussle has been nominated by President Bush to be director of the Office of Management and Budget; State officials are promoting a program designed to encourage saving money for college; Vermont State Police say they’ll be working with their counterparts in neighboring New York and New Hampshire over this long holiday weekend.