VERMONT

Coverage of Vermont from New England Public Radio, NPR, and other NPR stations.

Clockwise from top left, Vermont GOP Governor Phil Scott, Vermont Democratic challenger Christine Hallquist, New Hampshire GOP Governor Chris Sununu, and New Hampshire Democratic challenger Molly Kelly.
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There’s been a lot of coverage of the governors’ races in Massachusetts and Connecticut. But there are also lively races going on in two states to the north.

Over the past decade, Republicans have made historic gains on the state level. Heading into the election, they control two-thirds of the governors' mansions. But this year the GOP is playing defense.

In the two years since President Trump's election, Democrats have found their energy. Party turnout during the primaries was high, and looking forward to the general election, Democrats could pick up more than a dozen gubernatorial seats and have the chance to become the majority.

Vermont Law School.
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A lawyer and critic of President Trump, who lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, has found herself connected to a national political scandal.

Apples.
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New England’s apple crop this year is slightly behind last year’s. The New England Apple Association says the crop is down about ten percent from 2017. 

The October 2018 VPR - Vermont PBS Poll gives a glimpse into where Vermonters stand on statewide political races and issues — and one of those issues is race. Tabitha Pohl-Moore, Vermont director of the NAACP and president of the organization's Rutland-area branch, helps us dig into the poll results.

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