Midday Newscast: September 12, 2008

Advocates say they’re heartened that two northern Vermont rivers could be recognized as "wild and scenic” by the federal government; The Vermont State Hospital has won accreditation from a national health care organization; more…

Funding the Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is funded primarily by the license fees paid for hunting and fishing. But those activities are declining, a situation that calls into question how the department is funded. We talk with former Fish and Wildlife commissioner Steve Wright and Ed Gallo of the Vermont Hunters Anglers and Trappers Association. Also, how snarls of traffic are affecting the Upper Valley, and essayist Tim Johnson commiserates with fellow flu sufferers.