President Signs National GMO Labeling Law, Nullifying Vermont Law

August 1, 2016

President Barack Obama signed the federal GMO labeling law on Friday. The national law mandates that food manufacturers label most foods with GMO ingredients.

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While Bennington, VT Residents Learn How To Live With PFOA, Doctors Play Catch Up

August 1, 2016

People in Bennington County have been learning how to live with PFOA in their water. Now they’re learning how to live knowing it’s in their bodies.

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Forthcoming National GMO Labeling Law Leaves Manufacturers And Consumers In Limbo

July 22, 2016

President Obama is expected to sign a federal GMO labeling bill into law soon. This would nullify Vermont’s labeling law, as well as laws passed by Connecticut and Maine that have not been enacted yet — effective immediately.

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More Vets Get Alternative Treatment For PTSD, But Not Always Evidence-Based

July 15, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates up to 30 percent of former service members — from the Vietnam war to Iraq and Afghanistan — have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. They don’t all seek treatment, but among those who do, the VA says 20 to 40 percent don’t get better with the standard regimen of therapy, medication, or both.

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How America’s First Highway Became A ‘Killer’ Road In Connecticut

July 11, 2016

Ray Rauth transplanted from New York City to Connecticut 30 years ago. Rauth thought he’d moved out to the country, but the roads near his home felt too dangerous for a quiet stroll.

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GMO, GE, Bioengineered… What Do All These Food Labels Mean?

July 6, 2016

Vermont’s GMO labeling law aims to provide consumers with more information, and yet it’s just one of a growing number of food labels popping up on grocery shelves.

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New Analysis Provides Insight Into How Police Use Tasers in Connecticut

June 30, 2016

Connecticut recently became the first state in the nation to require its police officers to file a report after using an electronic stun-gun or “Taser.” The first year of that data is now in — and it says Tasers are used more frequently on minority suspects.

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Clean Or Contaminated? Residents Fear Tainted Water Post Fracking

June 29, 2016

Sixty years after his service in the Army, Jesse Eakin still completes his outfits with a pin that bears a lesson from the Korean War: Never Impossible.

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PFOA-Contaminated Drinking Water Raises Questions, Concerns Across the Northeast

June 28, 2016

Michigan is not the only state with a water crisis on its hands. Right now, communities in New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont are grappling with their own water contamination challenges. It’s just that for these states, the problem does not stem from corrosive water or aging lead pipes, but from a toxic chemical known as PFOA.

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Lessons From Flint, Michigan’s Water Crisis

June 15, 2016

As many as 100,000 people in Flint, Michigan were exposed to harmful concentrations of lead in the city’s drinking water. In an attempt to save money, the city decided to disconnect from Detroit’s water system and began to use water from the corrosive Flint River.

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