Vermont news from The Associated Press for Saturday, July 14, 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:

CARBON CREDIT FOREST

Land surrounding Burnt Mountain in Vermont will now be a forest reserve and store carbon to help California meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals. The Nature Conservancy announced Thursday that 5,400 acres of forested land around Burnt Mountain will be the first Vermont site eligible for California's regulatory compliance market. Under the program, California businesses are required to reduce most carbon emissions but also can buy credits to offset their remaining emissions. SENT: 268 words.

IN BRIEF:

ACCESSIBLE RACING: A Vermont racing track is hosting a training program designed to give disabled military veterans a chance to race.

MEDICAL CENTER NURSES: Nurses at Vermont's largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike.

DISTILLERY CONSTRUCTION: Construction has begun on a distillery for Caledonia Spirits in Montpelier.

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