AP-VT--Vermont News Digest 1:30 pm, VT
Aug. 26, 2018
Vermont news from The Associated Press for Sunday, Aug. 26, 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 207-772-4157.
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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-STATE LEGISLATURES
As the #MeToo movement spread to state legislatures, lawmakers across the country vowed to beef up their policies against sexual harassment, increase training, protect whistleblowers and discourage the use of confidential settlements. The follow-through in many states has failed to match the promises, according to an examination of legislation and policies in all 50 states. Half have taken no action whatsoever this year, even as sexual misconduct complaints against lawmakers have been mounting. By David A. Lieb. 1,400 words. Photos. AP data distribution. An abridged version also is moving.
— BC-US--Sexual Misconduct-State Legislatures-Glance, a list of every state lawmaker nationwide who has resigned, been expelled or faced other repercussions because of sexual misconduct allegations.
— BC-US--Sexual Misconduct-State Legislatures-Policies, a rundown of some of the most common sexual harassment policies adopted this year by state legislatures.
FATAL PLANE CRASH: A plane crashed in northern Vermont, killing its sole occupant.
STREET CLOSING: A portion of Burlington's Main Street is scheduled to be closer during a procession of new students at the University of Vermont.
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