VT Yankee’s original, 40-year operating license expires next Wednesday, but Gov. Shumlin says he understands the plant will be able to stay open for the foreseeable future. Vermont gas prices are high. They’re influenced by a complex combination of local and global factors. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream releases "Apple-y Ever After" flavor in support of same sex marriage ahead of the British Parliament’s debate on the issue. Commentator Bill Schubart remarks on the poor quality of political discourse in America today.