Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, Aug. 27, 2018.

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Confidentiality agreements have come under fire during the #MeToo movement as one way abusive men have been able to hold on to their jobs, and keep harassing more women. State lawmakers are listening. They introduced bills in at least 16 states this year to restrict the use by private employers of non-disclosure agreements in sexual harassment cases, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. They became law in six states: Arizona, Maryland, New York, Tennessee, Vermont and Washington. By Michelle R. Smith. SENT: 900 words, photos.


MONTPELIER, Vt.— Con Hogan, a long-time Vermont public servant who served under a series of governors from both parties has died. He was 77.Hogan's wife Jeannette Hogan says her husband died Sunday at their home in Plainfield. The cause of death is unclear. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.


ATV CRASH: Vermont State Police have released the name of the man who died after the all-terrain vehicle he was operating left a roadway and hit trees.

VERMONT FAIR-ARREST: Police at a Vermont fair have accused a juvenile found with an air pistol of reckless endangerment and other crimes, and say social media reports about an active shooter were false.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices haven't changed much in northern New England.

HOMELESS SHELTER: A Vermont shelter is opening more than a month ahead of schedule to address a growing homeless population.


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