Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:56 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:56:44 GMT
Nearly two years ago, Deborah Drewniak's family wasn't sure if she would be around after being severely injured in a texting and driving accident. Instead of focusing on herself, Drewniak wants to helpMore >>
A Vermont woman seriously injured by a teen, who was texting and driving, is trying to share her story with as many people as she can.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:50:08 GMT
Magic Hat has filed a lawsuit against West Sixth Brewing because of its labeling. The Vermont based company says its copyrighted #9 label looks a lot like the Kentucky based company's products. MagicMore >>
Magic Hat has filed a lawsuit against West Sixth Brewing because of its labeling.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:47:21 GMT
Between the deep blue seas off the horn of Africa and the Hollywood hills where film makers will tell his story, is Underhill Vermont,where Richard Phillips can be home and can be mostly private. Humble,More >>
Between the deep blue seas off the horn of Africa and the Hollywood hills where film makers will tell his story, is Underhill Vermont,where Richard Phillips can be home and can be mostly private.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:29 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:29:35 GMT
We're celebrating a very special birthday tonight - the American Cancer Society is turning 100! As you may know, FOX44/ABC22 has teamed up with the organization because one of our own recently had a cancerMore >>
We're celebrating a very special birthday tonight - the American Cancer Society is turning 100!As you may know, FOX44/ABC22 has teamed up with the organization because one of our own recently had a cancer diagnosis. She's fortunately one of the ones who caught it early, and is doing well. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:43:07 GMT
As boaters take to the water, biologists with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department want to remind people to use the spread prevention method. The recommended method will help reduce the spread ofMore >>
As boaters take to the water, biologists with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department want to remind people to use the spread prevention method.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 3:34 PM EDT2013-05-22 19:34:21 GMT
The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th birthday. A press release says of the estimated 4,060 people diagnosed with cancer this year in Vermont, about 1 in 4 will be served with American CancerMore >>
The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th birthday.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 3:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 19:02:05 GMT
The traffic lights at Dorset Street and Williston Road are malfunctioning. Police say the South Burlington Highway Department is working on fixing the problem. It may take crews a few more hours to fix.More >>
The traffic lights at Dorset Street and Williston Road are malfunctioning.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:37 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:37:07 GMT
Here are some thunderstorm safety tips from the FOX44 & ABC22 SkyTracker weather team. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means that conditions are favorable for storm development. As a result, you should remainMore >>
Here are some thunderstorm safety tips from the FOX44 & ABC22 SkyTracker weather team.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:47:05 GMT
A boiling water advisory has been issued for some Montreal residents Wednesday. According to CBC, the boil water advisory, affecting more than 1 million Montrealers, covers all areas south of the MetropolitanMore >>
A boiling water advisory has been issued for some Montreal residents Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:51 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:51:34 GMT
The body of a Vermont man was found floating offshore of Lower Matecumbe Key, Florida Sunday. Florida police say the body was identified Monday as 55-year-old Mark Parent, of Enosburg, Vt. Someone calledMore >>
The body of a Vermont man was found floating offshore of Lower Matecumbe Key, Florida Sunday. More >>
President Barack Obama set up high-stakes clashes over guns, immigration, taxes and climate change in a State of the Union address that showcased a newly re-elected president determined to mark his legacy in spite of Republicans eager to rein him in.
Obama pushed a raft of new initiatives in his speech Tuesday night - initiatives to improve preschool programs and voting, boost manufacturing and research and development, raise the minimum wage and lower energy use.
Republicans who control the House and hold enough votes to stall legislation in the Senate were quick to declare that the government helps best when it gets out of the way.
In the GOP response, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said more government won't help people get ahead.
Key Points & Proposals
• Major troop withdrawal from Afghanistan - 34,000 by this time next year.
• Pushed for a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States.
• Wants action on gun control.
• Announced the launch of three manufacturing hubs, where businesses will partner with the Department of Defense and Energy to turn regions left behind by globalization into global centers of high-tech jobs.
• Asking America to cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next 20 years.
• Wants to raise the federal minimum wage to $9.00/hr.
• Proposed a "Fix-It-First" program to put people to work as soon as possible on our most urgent repairs, like the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country.
• Asks Congress to change the Higher Education Act so that affordability and value are included in determining which colleges receive certain types of federal aid.
• Wants to work with states to make high-quality preschool available to every single child in America.
"President Obama put forward a bold, comprehensive agenda in his 2013 State of the Union Address that continues to rebuild our nation's economy and strengthens the middle class."
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I):
"President Obama gave a strong speech with a sensible set of priorities. I look forward to working with his administration to create the millions of new jobs we desperately need, to improve our pre-school and educational system and to combat climate change, one of the great threats facing our planet."
Vermont Representative Peter Welch (D):
"President Obama campaigned and won convincingly on pursuing an energetic agenda for middle class progress, ending the war in Afghanistan, confronting the real threat of climate change, and agreeing on a balanced approach to reducing our national debt. Tonight, I was encouraged to see him fully embrace that victory and those important priorities."
New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D):
"Strengthening the economy in New Hampshire and the United States is my top priority. I was pleased the President echoed this focus tonight because nothing is more important than bolstering our economy and creating jobs for middle-class families. We should begin with a focus on small businesses, not only because of the role they play in New Hampshire's economy but because of their prominence nationally. Small businesses create two out of every three jobs in the United States so it is critical that we ensure they have the tools they need to flourish."
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