Vermont news from The Associated Press for Sunday, May 13, 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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MONTPELIER, Vt. — A Vermont health care organization working to keep patients healthier while reducing costs is being closely watched because of its rate of success — it was within 1 percent of meeting its financial target in its first year and has now been expanded to cover about 18 percent of the state's population, officials said. Last year, OneCare Vermont covered about 24,000 Medicaid patients and now covers about 112,000 patients whose health care is provided through Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 686 words

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POLICE RECOGNITION: Vermont's top federal prosecutor is recognizing the contributions of the state's law enforcement community ahead of National Police Week.

VERMONT LEGISLATURE: The Democratically controlled Vermont Legislature has passed a $5.8 billion budget that faces an expected veto from the Republican governor.

FIRE CHIEF HIRED: The Vermont town of Norwich has hired a local man as the community's new fire chief.

MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS EXPUNGED: The Vermont Law School plans to help those with misdemeanor marijuana charges in Windsor County expunge their record.

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