August 28, 2002 – News at a glance

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Interview: Progressive Party
Steve Delaney talks with Bill Gover about the Progressive Party in Vermont. Grover is chairman of political science department at St. Michael’s College. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

Rutland County state’s attorney
For the first time in twenty years, voters in Rutland County will have a choice for state’s attorney. Incumbent James Mongeon, was appointed to the job in 1980, and has run unopposed since. But two opponents hope to unseat him this year. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

St. Johnsbury needle exchange
Since it began operating three weeks ago, a needle exchange program in St. Johnsbury has been the subject of heated debate in the community. A community forum was held Tuesday night to exchange information and air concerns about the program. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Wilmington nudity
Voters in the town of Wilmington have told nude sunbathers at the Harriman Reservoir to “suit up.” Tuesday’s vote was close – 289 to 282 – in favor of the ban on public nudity. (VPR)

Douglas on legislative vote
Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Douglas says lawmakers should not automatically vote for the candidate who receives the most votes if the governor’s race is decided by the Legislature in January. (VPR)

Shumlin, Pollina on FAHC
Democratic candidate Peter Shumlin is urging all political candidates to refrain from any additional criticism of the Fletcher Allen Hospital because these comments are undermining public confidence in the hospital. Progressive Anthony Pollina says Shumlin’s plan is a very bad idea. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

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