AP-VT--Vermont News Digest 6 pm, VT
Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, July 10, 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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ACID RAIN-TREE RECOVERY
The red spruce, a tree heavily damaged by acid rain in the Northeast, is rebounding 30 years later because of less pollution and a longer growing season caused by climate change, researchers say. By Lisa Rathke. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 a.m., photos.
SKI RESORT FRAUD
MONTPELIER, Vt. — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has ordered Vermont to close its immigrant investor regional center following the alleged fraud at Jay Peak ski resort involving millions of dollars from the investor program. The state plans to appeal the decision. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 375 words.
CHEMICAL ADVISORY: Vermont expanded its drinking water advisory to cover five chemicals and will begin testing drinking water in some schools.
SCHOOL MERGERS: The Vermont Board of Education will host a series of meetings with schools across the state concerning a district merger plan.
CREDIT TERMINAL LEASES: A new Vermont law places further regulations on companies leasing credit card terminals to small businesses.
TRUMP-HEALTH OVERHAUL: Vermont health care officials say the Trump administration’s decision to freeze payments under an “Obamacare” program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses will increase premium costs.
ILLEGAL SUBMARINE PHOTOS: A former U.S. Navy sailor who spent a year in prison for taking photos in classified areas of a nuclear submarine based in Connecticut wants to sue the Justice Department and several former government officials, including President Barack Obama.
MEDICAL CENTER NURSES: Nurses at Vermont’s largest medical center and hospital administrators plan to keep negotiating to reach a contract deal and avoid a possible strike.
VERMONT YANKEE: The Vermont Public Utility Commission is postponing its decision on the sale of Vermont Yankee until after it receives federal approval.
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