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Shumlin disappointed in energy grid decision

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says he's disappointed that the operator of the region's electric grid decided to scale back renewable energy production during peak energy demand caused by the recent heat wave. Full story

Teachers must set up classrooms without AC to save money

While teachers are working in hot classrooms this summer, the Richmond County School Board says cutting off the air conditioning during summer months saves a couple million dollars.   Full story

Anniversary hike ends in tragedy near scenic spot

They left their two young children with relatives and set off to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary at one of the most beautiful hiking destinations in the Southwest. Full story

Heat wave officially over for East Coast

   The hot weather that recently struck the East Coast set records in Boston, and was the longest heat wave in New York City since 2002. There’s relief in sight. “Each day will get progressively better,” said TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer. “We’re done with the nineties for a while.”

Effects of heat wave can last

While the heat wave may be over, some of the effects from it are still visible. Full story

WMass enjoying less humid weather

Western Massachusetts welcomed this first non-heat-wave by abandoning their air conditioners for the pleasures of the outdoors. Full story

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  Storms expected to bring relief from heat

There may finally be some relief from the suffocating heat and humidity that has affected millions of people this week. But with that, come some strong storms. Weather Channel meteorologist Mike Seidel has more.

  Let it snow, let it snow...for cancer-striken girl

As the rest of the nation bakes amid a heat wave, volunteers in Arlington, Texas, came together to make a winter wonderland for a cancer-stricken six-year-old whose only wish was to play in the snow.

  Jenna’s creative ways to stay cool

Nearly every state in the country experienced temperatures at 90 degrees or more this week. To beat the heat, a very pregnant Jenna Wolfe searched the city to find the best respite from the sun.

  Relief in sight for heat-stricken East Coast

A cold front is making its way to the East Coast of the country, which could bring some much-needed relief to residents who have been enduring a heat wave. TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer reports

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