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

July 11, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, July 11, 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:

ACID RAIN-TREE RECOVERY

STOWE, Vt. — The gray trunks of red spruce trees killed by acid rain once heavily scarred the mountain forests of the Northeast. Now those forests are mostly green, with the crowns of red spruce peeking out of the canopy and saplings thriving below. A main reason, scientists say, is a government-enforced reduction in the kind of air pollution that triggers acid rain. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 670 words, photos.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEATH-VIGIL

BARRE, Vt. — A Vermont community is holding a vigil for a state Department of Public Safety employee who was killed by her former boyfriend. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 120 words. UCOMING: 350 words, photos by 9 p.m.

IMMIGRATION-NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

BOSTON — Northeastern University students and faculty are demanding the school cancel a multimillion-dollar research contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Federal spending data shows that Northeastern has received $2.7 million from ICE over the last two years. By Sarah Betancourt. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 6 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

WEYBRIDGE FATAL: Vermont State Police say an SUV driver has hit a tree and died in the town of Weybridge.

MEDICAL CENTER NURSES: A union representing nurses is returning for contract negotiations with administrators at Vermont’s largest medical center as the possibility of a strike nears.

HOUSE ARSON: Police say a Vermont woman who is accused of burning down her own house also set fire to a garage and storage building a month later.

IMMIGRATION-NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY: Northeastern University students and community activists are demanding the school cancel a multimillion-dollar research contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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