VPR Evening News February 20th, 2009

UVM lays off 16; Vermont House rejects legislative pay cut; New report recommends combining law enforcement agencies; Judge orders state to control stormwater pollution; Governor urges lawmakers to make changes in environmental review process; and commentator Paul Richardson reviews Afghan history.

Morning Newscast: July 15, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to know if repairs made last year contributed to the latest problem with Vermont Yankee’s cooling towers;  New Hampshire’s congressional delegation is divided along party lines on President Bush’s decision to lift an executive ban on offshore oil drilling…

Audit: lake clean up program unsuccessful

The state’s major effort to clean up Lake Champlain has not yet yielded results. That’s according to an audit of the program ordered by the Legislature. But the Agency of Natural Resources says it’s doing a better job in using state money to get improvements. VPR’s John Dillon has more