Updates word count on Candidate-Multiple Offices story.

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.

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CANDIDATE-MULTIPLE OFFICES

MONTPELIER, Vt.— Vermont's Republican Party is working on getting candidates to run for five statewide offices, including the U.S. House, after a perennial candidate secured the GOP nominations in last week's primary. H. Brooke Paige has earned the party's nomination to run for U.S. Senate and House, state treasurer, secretary of state, auditor of accounts and attorney general. He says Friday that he is withdrawing from up to five of the races and would know exactly how many by the end-of-the-day deadline. He plans to run for secretary of state. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 6:15 p.m.

OBIT-FORMER ADJUTANT GENERAL

MONTPELIER, Vt.— Donald Edwards, the former adjutant general of the Vermont National Guard who is credited with helping to modernize the force, has died. The 81-year-old Edwards died Aug. 16 at his home in South Bristol, Maine. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 420 words.

IN BRIEF:

OBIT-CONDON: A longtime Vermont lawmaker, Rep. Jim Condon of Colchester, has died at age 60.

FLOOD PLAN: The Norwich Planning Commission in Vermont says it is gathering information on implementing proposed river corridor regulations.

FATAL CRASH-VERMONT: Vermont State Police say a 19-year-old driver who died in a car crash was not wearing a seat belt.

DRY CLEANING CHEMICALS: The Environmental Protection Agency says low levels of two potentially dangerous chemicals were found in an elementary school in Burlington, Vermont.

ROAD RAGE SHOOTING-CHARGES: A Vermont man accused of firing shots during a road rage incident has pleaded not guilty.

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