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BRATTLEBORO -- Brattleboro voters rejected the proposed fiscal year 2015 budget during a special referendum Thursday.   Full Story
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Senate is sending a bill to the governor's desk that repeals the crime of adultery.   Full Story
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LOS ANGELES -- Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.   Full Story
WASHINGTON -- Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.   Full Story
The sun is out and it's warming up after an unseasonably cold morning in northern New England.   Full Story
STOWE (AP) - Police in Stowe say an investigation indicates the deaths of two adults are a murder-suicide.   Full Story
MONTPELIER (AP) - Vermont lawmakers are learning of the challenges of meeting the needs of people in the state who are addicted to heroin and other drugs.   Full Story
CONCORD, N.H. -- Hand-held cellphone use would be banned while driving in New Hampshire in mid-2015 under a bill passed Thursday by the Senate.   Full Story
CONCORD, N.H. -- After months of emotional debate, New Hampshire's Senate on Thursday voted to leave intact the state's centuries-old death penalty.   Full Story
BENNINGTON--The ninth annual "Heroes of Conservation" awards by Field and Stream magazine and Toyota selects six people across the country to be recognized as finalists. Kevin Hoyt of Bennington was nominated by the National Youth Hunting Association, who like Hoyt, are involved in recruiting the next generation of hunters and conservationists.   Full Story
MONTPELIER -- Vermont's homeless population grew by 9 percent this year, according to a report released Wednesday by two anti-homelessness groups.   Full Story
NEWPORT (AP) - A Vermont man accused of crushing seven sheriffs' vehicles with a farm tractor is scheduled for trial in June.   Full Story
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - A poll shows a majority of New Hampshire residents approve of the job that Gov. Maggie Hassan is doing.   Full Story
PARIS -- Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.   Full Story
MONTPELIER -- The House on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a bill designed to improve the state's waterways.   Full Story