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The sixty-five Vermont National Guard soldiers serving in the Iraqi city of Najaf haven’t faced hostile fire in the area they are stationed. The Enosburg-based D-Company of the 1st Battalion of the 172nd Armor Regiment is serving in Najaf, a city about eighty miles south of Baghdad.

The Public Service Board says the state of Vermont should be able to tax wireless phone service. The board has asked a federal appeals court to overturn a recent Federal Communications Commission rule pre-empting states from calling the shots on how wireless taxes and fees are imposed.

A group representing twenty-nine towns in New Hampshire and Vermont is going to court to seek state records on the Wheelabrator incinerator in Claremont. The group wants to know what information the state used to assess the incinerator’s value at $2.7 million dollars.

About seventeen-hundred tons of spent nuclear fuel will remain on the site of the decommissioned Yankee Rowe power plant for the foreseeable future. The plant is located in Rowe, Massachusetts, just a few miles from the Vermont border.

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