VPR News Town Meeting Day and Presidential Primary Coverage

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Steve Delaney covers Vermont’s Town Meeting Day and Presidential Primary. We talk with VPR reporters in the field about town meeting results, and speak with others about some of the bigger issues that are up for discussion.

Pulitzer Prize winning author and Rutland Herald editorial writer, David Moats, joins Steve to look at the Vermont Presidential Primary. They analyze the early returns and discuss the winners and losers in Vermont politics as well as what the implications are for the national race.

Click "Listen" to hear VPR’s Town Meeting Day and Presidential Primary coverage with Steve Delaney and David Moats.

Click here for VPR and NPR coverage of the March 4th primaries.

AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: The Town Meeting Tradition

Story by Vermont Public Radio
Photographs by the Valley News

Steve Delaney looks at the rich tradition of Town Meeting Day, its importance to Vermont life and the challenges to grassroots democracy during changing times.

VPR ASKS: Town Meeting Day… what’s on your mind?

VPR would like to know what’s happening at your town meeting. We’d like you to tell us about the top issues on your ballot. Click here to to read others’ contributions and to share your own.

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The sounds of Town Meeting Day 

VT Edition Interview: Jeff Francis & John Nelson on school budget voting results 

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Burlington approves Moran, power plant bonds 

Morning Newscast: February 5, 2008

East Montpelier passes ban on groundwater withdrawl

Killington votes in favor of local option tax

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Towns vote in favor of broadband network

Long-time Island Pond constable osted

Two Vermont towns approve Bush-Cheney indictment articles

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Iraqi delegation attends Richmond Town Meeting

Exit data to be released at close of polls

Killington voters approve Article 8

VT Edition Interview: Susan Clark on maintaining a participatory government

VT Edition Interview: Mike Mokrycki on the science of exit polls

Dinner is served in Goshen before Town Meeting

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40th Anniversary of the Town Meeting Survey

Killington considers local option tax

Commentary: School for Moderators

Crime, water pipes to be discussed in Rutland

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Towns ready for annual meetings

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Killington residents look at the future of their town

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Related Primary News Stories

VT Edition Interview: Eric Davis on the Presidential Primary results 

Primary turnout breaks 1980 record 

Morning Newscast: February 5, 2008

Analysis of Vermont primaries with Linda Fowler

Clinton supporters say support for war hurt candidate

Obama supporters credit organization, lack of support for war

John McCain wins Vermont by wide margin

Obama cuts into Clinton’s base, winning women, older voters and working class in Vermont’s Primary

Obama & McCain coast to victory in Vermont Primary

Markowitz says voting going smoothly at polls

Heated battle for Democratic nomination

Interview: Sen. Barack Obama on Vermont’s Primary

Clinton, Obama hoping for Vermont’s delegates

Chelsea Clinton sweeps through Burlington

Hear Bob Kinzel’s Bryant Park Project interview on the Vermont Primary

Chelsea Clinton campaigns in Vermont today

3 Views: Republican primary- Rob Roper on John McCain, Craig Bensen on Mike Huckabee, and Lincoln White on Ron Paul

Chelsea Clinton to visit Vermont

Interview: NPR’s Ron Elving on Vermont & The Democratic Presidential Nomination

2 Views: Democratic Party – Kunin on Clinton, Bevans on Obama

Democratic Presidential Campaigns turn attention to March 4th

Sanders stays neutral in Clinton/Obama race

Obama enlists women’s help, Clinton opens another VT office

Clinton and Obama pursue Vermont’s delegates

Secretary of State’s office says voter registrations are up


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