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A drawing completed by both Ed Koren and Alison Bechdel, the second and third cartoonist laureates of Vermont, respectively. In the image, Koren presents laurels and a large pen to Bechdel. Courtesy of the Center for Cartoon Studies hide caption

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Rutland, Vt., is home to 16,000 residents — including two Syrian refugee families that arrived this month. Nina Keck/VPR hide caption

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In Vermont, A Town Is Divided Over Syrian Refugees

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When the leaders of Rutland, Vt., decided to host Syrian refugees, it made them a target of a national effort to oppose refugee settlement. Nina Keck/VPR hide caption

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A Vermont Town In The Eye Of The Refugee Resettlement Storm

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(Left to right) Executive Councilor Chris Sununu, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, and Indiana Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb. Jim Cole, Wilson Ring, AJ Mast/AP hide caption

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Rob Oberg delivers oil to a home in south central Vermont. He works for Keyser Energy in Proctor, Vt., which provides heating fuel to about 5,000 customers. Nina Keck/Vermont Public Radio hide caption

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Homeowners Who Played The Odds On Oil Heating Costs Lose Out

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking at Thursday's campaign event in Burlington, Vt. Angela Evancie/Vermont Public Radio hide caption

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Trump In Vermont: 'I Would Love To Run Against Bernie'

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"I think that urban America has got to respect what rural America is about, where 99 percent of the people in my state who hunt are law abiding people," the 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful said to NPR. Lydia Thompson/NPR hide caption

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Bernie Sanders Walks A Fine Line On Gun Control

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In 1981, Bernie Sanders won a 10-vote victory over a Democratic incumbent to become mayor of Burlington, Vt. Donna Light/AP hide caption

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Leaving Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders Found Home In Vermont

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The walls inside Dog Mountain's chapel are filled with thousands of notes, cards and photos, all heartfelt tributes to pets loved and lost. Carlton SooHoo/Courtesy of Dan Collison hide caption

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At Vermont's Dog Mountain, Comfort And Community For Pet Lovers

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Front Porch Forum co-founders Michael and Valerie Wood-Lewis run the company from their home office in Burlington, Vt. Angela Evancie/Vermont Public Radio hide caption

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In Vermont, A Hyper-Local Online Forum Brings Neighbors Together

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A Los Angeles County Department of Public Health worker shows condoms for weekly distribution to inmates in the Men's Central Jail. George Lavender hide caption

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California Prisons Aim To Keep Sex Between Inmates Safe, If Illegal

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Publicity from Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin's State of the State address last January drove up demand for addiction treatment in the state. Andy Duback/AP hide caption

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Addiction Patients Overwhelm Vermont's Expanded Treatment Programs

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Rabin bread on a rock at the farmers market in Plainfield prior to setting up the table. Jon Kalish for NPR hide caption

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Legendary Vermont Bakers May Stop Selling Beloved Sourdough Bread

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Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont speaks during a committee hearing on veterans' health care. Sanders, an Independent, is a possible 2016 presidential candidate. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand?

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Jane Palmer of Monkton, Vt., was arrested after refusing to leave the Vermont Gas Systems headquarters in South Burlington on Wednesday. She and four other women were knitting in protest of a planned pipeline. Taylor Dobbs/Vermont Public Radio hide caption

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Customers shop for produce at the Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier, Vt., in 2013. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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Vermont's GMO Bill Expected To Face Major Legal Challenges

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Theoneste Rwayitare, a Rwandan refugee who resettled in Vermont last year, pours powdered milk into a bucket for milking at the Vermont Goat Collaborative's Pine Island Farm. Angela Evancie for NPR hide caption

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Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables

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A customer shops for produce at the Hunger Mountain Co-op in April 2013 in Montpelier, Vt. More than a dozen food cooperatives supported the bill that would require the labeling of genetically modified foods. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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