Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.

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TOP STORIES:

TRANSGENDER CANDIDATE-DEATH THREATS

MONTPELIER, Vt.— Vermont's transgender gubernatorial candidate says she's been getting a steady stream of death threats and other personal attacks since her candidacy began to gain traction. Christine Hallquist, who won Vermont's Democratic gubernatorial primary last week, says the threats began before the primary when people across the country and the world started to pay attention to her campaign. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m., photos.

GARDENING-MILKWEED COATS

MONTREAL — An initiative to market milkweed for the benefit of monarch butterflies — and the farmers in Quebec and Vermont who grow it — is getting a boost from a Canadian parka company that is renewing its commitment to sell coats made with the plant's floss. SENT: 380 words.

IN BRIEF:

ASSISTED-LIVING FACILITY OPENING: A luxury senior assisted-living facility opening in Vermont is seeking a $1 million loan to help support its workforce.

ANTI-SEMITIC FLYERS: Castleton University officials say someone put up anti-Semitic flyers in the Vermont university's library.

VETERANS HOME-POLICE CONTRACT: "Suspicious activity" has prompted officials to beef up security at the State of Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.

GENDER NEUTRAL RESTROOMS: A Vermont state official says many business owners are not complying with a new state law that requires all single-stall bathrooms to be labeled gender neutral.

HIGHWAY RAMP CLOSURES: Vermont transportation officials will close highway ramps in Montpelier during overnight hours this week.

3D GUN-LAWSUIT: A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet.

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