Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, July 31, 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:

GARDENING-MONARCHS AND MILKWEED

QUEBEC CITY — For generations, farmers have despised milkweed and done their best to rid their lands of it. Now some farmers in Quebec and Vermont are planting it. They're looking to help the sinking population of monarch butterflies and to serve a new market for the milkweed fiber. Monarchs will only lay their eggs on milkweed and the plant is the only food for the caterpillars. By Calvin Woodward. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

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BODY-RIVER: Police in Vermont are investigating an apparent drowning in a river behind the Green Mountain College campus.

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