August 15, 2003 – News at a glance

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Times Argus morning publication
One of Vermont’s long-standing afternoon daily newspapers is making the move to mornings. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Power outage has limited effect on Vermont
The power outages in the Northeast and Canada on Thursday afternoon have had only a limited effect on Vermont. (VPR)

New policy to reduce prison drug use
The Douglas administration has announced new procedures to stop illegal drug use in state prisons. (VPR)

Rumors of IBM layoffs continue
There are renewed concerns about the prospects for job cuts at IBM, Vermont’s largest employer. (AP)

Vermont’s unemployment rate unchanged
Vermont’s unemployment rate held steady last month at 4.1%. It’s still higher than it was in July 2002, when it was 3.8%. (AP)

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