Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, July 30, 2018.

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for all" plan would boost government health spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, requiring historic tax hikes, says a study released Monday by a university-based libertarian policy center. That's trillion with a "T." By Ricardo Alonso-Zalvidar. SENT: 795 words, photos.


BURLINGTON, Vt. — A judge has refused to move the trial of a man facing murder charges in a Vermont highway wrong-way crash that killed five teenagers. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


MILL DEMOLITION: Historical groups are looking to preserve the remaining manufacturing items and other features in a Vermont paper mill complex before it is demolished later this year.

ZEBRA MUSSELS: Environmental groups are working to stop an invasive mollusk from reaching the U.S. shores of a lake that borders Canada and Vermont.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices have gone up slightly in northern New England.

HOUSE FIRE-LAWN MOWER: Vermont State Police say a lawn mower appears to have caused a shed fire that spread to a propane tank and house.

TRANSIT CENTER: Montpelier, Vermont, officials say they will begin work this week on a long-awaited transit center.

ST JOHNSBURY-DOWNTOWN HOUSING: Another Vermont developer is looking to invest in a St. Johnsbury apartment complex project.

TURKEY BROOD SURVEY: Vermont is asking the public to assist in its annual survey of turkey broods.

WINTER HOMELESS FUNDING: A winter homeless shelter that offers 20 beds at a church in Vermont's capital city is being funded for a second year.

PHOENIX HOUSE: A Vermont nonprofit says it is abandoning plans to open two additional sober house facilities in Bellows Falls.


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