Vermont news from The Associated Press for Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018.

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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-STATE LEGISLATURES

As the #MeToo movement spread to state legislatures, lawmakers across the country vowed to beef up their policies against sexual harassment, increase training, protect whistleblowers and discourage the use of confidential settlements. The follow-through in many states has failed to match the promises, according to an examination of legislation and policies in all 50 states. Half have taken no action whatsoever this year, even as sexual misconduct complaints against lawmakers have been mounting. By David A. Lieb. 1,400 words. Photos. AP data distribution. An abridged version also is moving. FOR RELEASE SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018, AT 3:01 A.M. EDT.

With:

— BC-US--Sexual Misconduct-State Legislatures-Glance, a list of every state lawmaker nationwide who has resigned, been expelled or faced other repercussions because of sexual misconduct allegations.

— BC-US--Sexual Misconduct-State Legislatures-Policies, a rundown of some of the most common sexual harassment policies adopted this year by state legislatures.

SCHOOL VACCINATIONS

Data from the Vermont Health Department shows several schools in Vermont have immunization rates below the national average. SENT: 255 words.

IN BRIEF:

PLASTICS BAN REJECTED: Officials in one Vermont city say they are not looking to ban plastic straws and single-use bags in Barre.

LEMUEL HAYNES COMMEMORATION: A historical marker commemorating the life and work of the first ordained black minister in the United States will be dedicated next month in West Rutland.

VERMONT FAIRS: Vermont's largest annual fair event is in full swing.

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