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And those decisions could affect how a number of issues are dealt with in the coming years. I’m Bob cancel coming straight up on firm on additional host a roundtable of summer for months best political reporters to look at the people and issues in many of the statewide races Senator Bernie Sanders is seeking his 3rd term in the US Senate . What a big victory on Tuesday propel him towards a second run for president and what a close race put a damper on that possibility . If there’s a surge in voting by many Democratic-leaning voters will have an impact on the race for Governor . And how is the race for lieutenant Governor shaping up .
First the news.
Live from NPR News. In Washington , I’m Lakshmi sing the Trump administration is restoring sanctions on Iran back to full force . As of Monday , but it’s giving 8 government some more time to cut back on their imports of Iranian oil . NPR’s Michele column and has the latest .
Even before the sanctions formally go into effect. They are making a difference . According to Secretary of State Mike Pompeii Iran‘s oil exports are down by a million barrels a day and the currency has dropped dramatically .
It is aimed at depriving the regime of the revenues that it uses to spread death and destruction around the world.
As of Monday , the US will punish anyone doing business in Iran‘s energy shipping and banking sectors 8 jurisdictions that import oil will get a temporary reprieve , though as long as they cut down on their Iranian oil imports and Pompeii says 2 of them have promised to go to zero. Michelle Kellerman NPR News . The State Department .
The US economy still showing improvement. The Labor Department reports . Employers added 250,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate remains at a 50 year low of 3.7% JJ a hand , chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade reacted to news of the average pay is higher than it’s been in nearly a decade .
We should be excited about the jump wages because we’ve been kind of waiting for it to be the hottest.
The US economy is likely to be one of the main go 2 issues for President Donald Trump as he campaigns for Republican candidates in the run-up to Tuesday’s mid-term elections. While the US trade deficit expanded for a 4th straight month with imports rising in September . The trade gap expanded to $54 billion , the Commerce Department reports , the trade deficit rose 1.3% from August and this country’s deficit with China specifically has risen by more than 4% to a record $40.2 billion mourners in Pittsburgh are enduring another funeral today Rose Malinga was among the 11 people killed in the mass shooting at The Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday at the age of 97 she was the eldest of the victims . Sarah Kobayashi of members . You know you ESA has that story .
Funeral services for Rose Malinga will be held this afternoon it wrote Avshalom Shalom Temple , one of the city’s oldest synagogues it’s where funerals for several other victims were held earlier in the week , affectionately remembered as B Malinga was a member of Tree of Life Synagogue for more than 60 years before dying there family members say she was still very active and had a sharp wit. She is survived by 3 children including a daughter who was injured in the attack . For NPR News , I’m Sarah Cove ash in Pittsburgh .
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From the studios of Vermont Public Radio. This is VP our news I met shortly about the state of Vermont will no longer seek federal funds to help operate its juvenile detention facility , the state have been trying to make changes to Woodside juvenile rehabilitation center . So it would become eligible for Medicaid funding Ken as commissioner of the Department for Children and Families , and he says , for now the program at Woodside will continue to operate as is , but the department will begin to consider changes .
I’m actually reaching out to community stakeholders including other people involved in the EU sceptics system including that’ll help people are their providers. Frankly , I want to get ideas from them first before identifying alternatives .
Says he hopes to have a proposal for the facility’s future by the beginning of the legislative session in January. The state of Vermont has been chronically late in completing its 10-year telecommunications plan a document that’s supposed to be a roadmap for improving access to telecom services like broadband Internet but a lawyer for the legislature told an oversight committee Thursday , there is not much lawmakers can do about the delay Maria Royal of legislative Council told the committee . The state had planned to hold hearings on the plan last year .
But they don’t have a final draft plan I understand that’s imminent. So the question was , are they somehow .
In violation of her secretary requirement by not finalizing a plan and I think the answer is no , they’re not the statue doesn’t specify that the plant should be completed within that 3rd year you could specify that if you wanted to.
Franklin Senator Randy Brock , who chairs the oversight panel said the pace of change in telecommunications were choir. The plan to be reviewed and updated on schedule every 3 years , a candidate for Addison County sheriff has violated the Hatch Act . That’s a law prohibiting some public officials from using federal resources for electoral gain our news partner V digger reports Peter Newton , who’s currently Lieutenant sheriff in Addison County posted photos of himself in uniform to his campaign’s Facebook page . The photo was taken while Newton was working under a federal grant to boost local domestic violence response efforts . The US Office of Special Counsel , did not hand down punishment for the violation because Newton’s violation was done unknowingly from state police are saying goodbye to their last Crown Victoria police cruiser green Ford Crown Victoria cruisers have patrolled the state’s roadways for more than 2 decades , but the world in free press reports the final cruiser , which operates out of Williston will be retired . As of today , eye in the sky forecast for this afternoon . Cloudy and much milder a few scattered showers . Highs in the ’40s from the Adirondacks in north of Route 2 ’50s in the rest of the North low ’60s south of Route 4 will have more on the weather coming up at the end of the hour for VP . Our news I met shortly .
This is Vermont Edition Bob cancel Election Day is almost here in just a few days , we’ll know the results of the statewide and legislative campaigns what issues have emerged as the key factors in many of these races will today on the program. We have a group of some of Vermont‘s best political reporters to look at the people and issues of campaign 2018 with us today are 3 people who have covered these races very closely April my column of the Burlington Free Press Alicia Freeserve 7 days and Neil go Swami of W-C ex-TV . Great to have your back on the program . Good to be here and thanks Bob . And you can join the conversation . Here in Vermont Edition you can give us a call at 1-806 3-9 2 2-1 one that’s 1-806 3-9 2 2-1 one . What are your thoughts about campaign 2018 has it been a good discussion of issues facing Vermont . What are the most important issues for you in this election . Did you vote early . What do you think of this early voting system , R-P R Vermont PBS poll found there were still a lot of undecided voters in many races , just a couple of weeks ago . Are you still an undecided voter for any of the statewide races and what factors will influence your decision . Give us a call at 1-806 3-9 2 2-1 one you can always send us an email at Vermont Edition at V-P R.net or give us a call 1-806 3-9 2 2-1 one . Let’s start off with the race for Governor . Incumbent Republican Phil Scott is seeking a second term in office . Christine Hall quest is his Democratic challenger , I’d love to hear from all 3 of you just at the start of the program about what you think have been the main issues in this race and just your general impressions about the campaigns that these 2 candidates have run Alicia . What are your thoughts about this campaign .
Well , I think it. It started off pretty slow and in these final weeks , we’ve seen a little more conflict between the the 2 candidates Christine how question I think is worked very hard in the last couple of weeks to to try to get her message out there and there’ve been a few somewhat contentious debates . But that said , I think it , it’s still fair to describe it as a campaign that hasn’t mustered a whole lot of enthusiasm how Crist has tried to portray Scott as somebody who doesn’t really have big ideas and is also banned .