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

July 24, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, July 24, 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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IMMIGRATION-NORTHERN BORDER

DERBY LINE, Vt. — While the Trump administration fortifies the southern border, there’s growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous northern border with Canada. People crossing the border between Vermont and Quebec have paid smugglers up to $4,000, usually payable when the immigrants reach their U.S. destination, according to officials and court documents. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 1,070 words, photos.

IMMIGRATION-COLLEGES

Some colleges are being pressured to cut ties with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement amid public outcries over the separation of migrant families along the nation’s southern border. Northeastern University, Johns Hopkins University and Vermont’s system of public colleges have contracts with ICE totaling about $4 million this year for research and training services. By Collin Binkley. SENT: 805 words.

IN BRIEF:

DENTAL PROGRAM-GRANT: Vermont Technical College has received a $400,000 federal grant to help get its dental therapy program up and running.

PRISON HEALTH CARE COSTS: Vermont officials plan to evaluate the state’s prison health care system in order to save money.

CHEMICAL DRIP-BRIDGE: Vermont environmental officials say the bridge that was dripping chemicals into a river and on top of swimmers will be subject to a remedial project this summer.

LIGHT RAIL: Montpelier has applied for a grant that would study launching a light rail service in Vermont.

NURSES STRIKE: The nurses’ union and the University of Vermont Medical Center are planning to resume negotiations after nurses went on a two-day strike.

MAN THREATENED-BB GUN: Police say a man who had a rifle pointed at his face realized it was fake when he grabbed the muzzle and it broke in half.

NURSES STRIKE: The nurses’ union and the University of Vermont Medical Center are planning to resume negotiations after nurses went on a two-day strike.

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