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AP-VT--Vermont News Digest 6 pm, VT

July 12, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Thursday, July 12, 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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TOP STORIES:

SKI RESORT FRAUD

NEWPORT, Vt. — Vermont has settled a lawsuit against two ski resort developers accused of defrauding its immigrant investor program. Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced Thursday former Jay Peak owner Ariel Quiros, of Miami, will pay the state $2 million satisfied by transferring five properties to Vermont. Former Jay Peak president William Stenger will pay the city of Newport $100,000, earmarked for economic development. By David Jordan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m.

MEDICAL CENTER NURSES

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A union says 1,800 nurses at Vermont’s largest medical center are on strike following unsuccessful contract negotiations. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

UNSAFE BUILDING-BELLOWS FALLS: Town officials in Bellows Falls, Vermont, have ordered the owner of a dilapidated building to make the property inaccessible to the public.

BEN & JERRY’S-ENVIRONMENTAL LAWSUIT: A consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Ben & Jerry’s alleging the ice cream company misleads consumers about its environmental practices.

YANKEE QUILL: Four journalists and a 19th century publisher are receiving the 2018 Yankee Quill — New England’s highest journalistic honor.

MOUNTAIN NAME CHANGE: A Vermont state board plans to hear a man’s request to change the name of Mount Ascutney (ah-SKUT’-nee) because it’s a made-up name.

GUN SHOW REJECTED: The Vermont State Fair has rejected a proposal for what would have been the event’s first gun show.

LAKE CHAMPLAIN-SEWAGE: Officials say 3 million gallons of partially treated sewage has spewed into Lake Champlain.

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