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AP-VT--Vermont News Digest 1:30 pm, VT

August 1, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Vermont. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 802-229-0577.

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT-VERMONT

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott is going to be talking about trends in the state’s workforce. Scott is scheduled to meet Wednesday in Montpelier with officials from the state Department of Labor, the agencies of Education, Human Services and the Chamber of Commerce. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

OVERDOSE DEATH: Police in Albany say a 48-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man are responsible for the March overdose of a Vermont woman.

BODY-RIVER: Green Mountain College in Vermont is hosting a memorial gathering for a student who died in an apparent drowning near campus.

BLOOD TESTS-CHEMICALS: The Vermont Department of Health says it will provide blood tests for people who may have been affected by chemical contaminants in the Bennington area.

LAKE COMMISSION: A joint commission overseeing the border between the U.S. and Canada has appointed 12 people from both countries to oversee runoff into Lake Memphremagog.

HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION: An extensive road resurfacing project in southern Vermont will begin this week.

STUDENT POETS: Five teenagers have been selected as National Student Poets, allowing them to serve as traveling literary ambassadors.

LAKE CHAMPLAIN-POLLUTION LAWSUIT: A Vermont environmental judge heard arguments this week in a case over state permits that would allow more pollution into Lake Champlain.

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