January 28, 2004 – News at a glance

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Interview: Analysis of New Hampshire Primary
Mitch Wertlieb talks with longtime political observer Eric Davis about the results of Tuesday’s primary and the prospects ahead in the Democratic presidential campaign. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

Dean faces uphill battle for nomination
After two disappointing defeats, presidential candidate Howard Dean now faces the difficult challenge of a waging a multi-state campaign in states where his message may be perceived as too liberal for many Democratic voters. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

Campaign staff give inside look at election night
Tuesday night was a roller coaster ride for many members of Howard Dean’s campaign staff in New Hampshire. VPR’s Bob Kinzel takes a behind-the- scenes look at how the evening transpired for several key campaign members. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Dean volunteers adjust to post-primary landscape
For hundreds of Vermonters who have volunteered to work on the Dean campaign, Tuesday night was an ending of sorts. Many had spent months working to win over voters in New Hampshire. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Election energizes youth voting block
Most experts agree that the youth vote is up for grabs in this election year. It’s believed that young voters are feeling increasingly disenfranchised and cynical toward government. Some young voters at Dartmouth College say that foreign policy and Iraq are big issues at the ballot box. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Keene Sentinel gives local perspective on candidates
It’s often said that all politics is local. At New Hampshire’s Keene Sentinel, that’s an adage taken very seriously. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Dean puts best face on NH results
Howard Dean says he’s happy with his second place showing in New Hampshire. Dean says his New Hampshire campaign was in poor shape last week after he came in third in Iowa and he believes he managed to turn things around. (AP)

State health care payments
Officials are warning Vermont’s working poor that they could lose their state-subsidized health insurance. Some three-thousand people could be affected if they do not make insurance payments by next Monday. (AP)

Right-to-farm law
Vermont Agriculture Secretary Steve Kerr wants to strengthen Vermont’s right-to-farm law. Kerr said testified on Tuesday on Vermont’s right-to-farm law, which is intended to protect farmers from nuisance lawsuits. (AP)

VELCO upgrade
The Vermont Senate knows more about health risks posed by living near electric power lines. The Vermont Electric Power Corporation argues the health problems from living near power lines have never been proven. VELCO wants to upgrade transmission lines throughout the state. (AP)

Outdoor lighting bill
Lawmakers are considering a bill that includes a ban on certain types of outdoor lighting. The bill would ban bright outdoor fixtures unless they have a shield that directs light downward. The ban would be phased in over a four-year period. (AP)

Wind turbine moratorium
Three citizens groups are asking Vermont officials to slow the push for wind turbines in the state. The Kingdom Commons Group, the Glebe Mountain Group and the Lowell Mountain Group are calling for a moratorium on wind turbine development on public and private land. (AP)

Lake Champlain frozen
The cold weather that has descended on Vermont is doing more than just freezing water pipes. Lake Champlain is now frozen from shore to shore. The lake was reported frozen yesterday for the first time this season. (AP)

Charles Lewis dies
One of the pioneers of Vermont television has died. Charles Lewis, the public affairs director of WCAX television for 20 years, died on Tuesday at his South Burlington home at the age of 95. Lewis joined Channel Three when it first went on the air in 1954. (AP)

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