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Uncovering America's methamphetamine history; PA Early Intervention programs vital for child development; measuring long-term impact of the O.J. Simpson trial on media literacy.

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President Biden's name could be left off the ballot in Alabama and Ohio, the Justice Dept. mandates background checks for gun show purchases, and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds moves to allow state police to arrest undocumented migrants.

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Housing advocates fear rural low-income folks who live in aging USDA housing could be forced out, small towns are eligible for grants to enhance civic participation, and North Carolina's small and Black-owned farms are helped by new wind and solar revenues.

Vermont

Between 2007-11 and 2017-21, smaller percentages of children in every racial and ethnic group were enrolled in nursery school, preschool or kindergarten, with the largest drops for Black, Asian and Pacific Islander and white children, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation report. (Adobe Stock)<br />
Report reveals economic disparities for children of color in Vermont

Children of color in Vermont fare relatively well compared to their peers nationwide, but a new report says economic disparities persist for their …

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The majority of caterpillars and moth species rely on the leaf layer for their primary habitat, allowing them to serve as the primary food source for backyard birds and their young during nesting season. (Adobe Stock)
Leaving the leaves helps wildlife thrive, VT gardens grow

Autumn leaves will soon be falling and a growing number of homeowners in Vermont are willing to leave them on the ground. A new survey from the …

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Advocates for families say the failings of the child care market also affect the current and future health of Vermont's economy, costing the state $195 million a year in lost earnings, productivity and tax revenue, according to one study. (Adobe Stock)
Lack of Available Child Care Impacts VT Economy, Families

Vermont ranks fourth in the nation on measures of child well-being, according to a new report. The 2023 Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E…

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