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

July 30, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, July 30, 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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WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” plan would boost government health spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, requiring historic tax hikes, says a study released Monday by a university-based libertarian policy center. That’s trillion with a “T.” By Ricardo Alonso-Zalvidar. SENT: 795 words, photos.


BURLINGTON, Vt. — A judge has refused to move the trial of a man facing murder charges in a wrong-way highway crash that killed five teenagers who were driving home from a concert. State Superior Court Judge Kevin Griffin rejected a call by the attorneys for 37-year-old Steven Bourgoin to move his trial out of Chittenden County because of what they felt was extensive pre-trial publicity, the Burlington Free Press reported. SENT: 340 words.


DISASTER DECLARATION-VERMONT: President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for five Vermont counties that were damaged during severe storms in early May.

WOMAN KILLED: A cash reward is being offered in the search for a man suspected in the death of a 33-year-old Vermont mother.

MILL DEMOLITION: Historical groups are looking to preserve the remaining manufacturing items and other features in a Vermont paper mill complex before it is demolished later this year.

ZEBRA MUSSELS: Environmental groups are working to stop an invasive mollusk from reaching the U.S. shores of a lake that borders Canada and Vermont.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices have gone up slightly in northern New England.

HOUSE FIRE-LAWN MOWER: Vermont State Police say a lawn mower appears to have caused a shed fire that spread to a propane tank and house.

TRANSIT CENTER: Montpelier, Vermont, officials say they will begin work this week on a long-awaited transit center.

ST JOHNSBURY-DOWNTOWN HOUSING: Another Vermont developer is looking to invest in a St. Johnsbury apartment complex project.

TURKEY BROOD SURVEY: Vermont is asking the public to assist in its annual survey of turkey broods.

WINTER HOMELESS FUNDING: A winter homeless shelter that offers 20 beds at a church in Vermont’s capital city is being funded for a second year.

PHOENIX HOUSE: A Vermont nonprofit says it is abandoning plans to open two additional sober house facilities in Bellows Falls.


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