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Gun rights advocates seek 2nd Amendment 'sanctuaries'

Jan. 21, 2020 3:52 PM EST

NEWPORT CITY, Vt. (AP) — Gun rights activists have asked town board members to create Second Amendment “sanctuaries” in Vermont. Select boards in Newport Town and Irasburg have been approached by sanctuary advocates, and arguments will be presented this week at board meetings in Barton and...

Vermont GOP Gov. Scott lays out $6.3B spending plan

Jan. 21, 2020 3:23 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott is asking the 2020 Legislature to approve a $6.3 billion spending plan for the next fiscal year, a 2% increase over the current year. During his speech Tuesday to a joint session of the Vermont House and Senate at the Statehouse, Scott said his...

Search crews find body of missing snowmobiler

Jan. 21, 2020 3:22 PM EST

SWANTON, Vt. (AP) — Crews on Tuesday found the body of a missing snowmobiler near where a snowmobile was abandoned along the border between the towns of Swanton and Highgate, Vermont State Police said. The body of Michael Rich, 39, of Swanton, was recovered Tuesday afternoon. An autopsy will be done. Rich...

With challenge, skier reaffirms Vermont's beauty

Jan. 21, 2020 3:16 PM EST

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A self-induced challenge to climb then ski down all 110 of Vermont's major mountains led Spencer Crispe to places he describes as some of "the best kept secrets" — and where he was able to do some of most enjoyable skiing of his life. "Vermont is just so beautiful," he said....

College works with community to fight food insecurity

Jan. 21, 2020 3:10 PM EST

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — With one in ten Vermonters facing food insecurity, many local organizations and businesses see opportunities to help. Bennington College has awarded Willy's Variety Store, Shires Housing and Project Against Violent Encounters (PAVE) $5,000 each for their proposals for projects that...

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Clinton won't commit to backing Sanders if he's nominee

Jan. 21, 2020 3:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton refused to say whether she would endorse Bernie Sanders, her 2016 rival, if he wins the Democratic nomination and offered a broad condemnation of the progressive candidate's style of politics. “I'm not going to go there yet," she said in an interview with The...

Vermont House advances slavery constitutional amendment

Jan. 21, 2020 1:18 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont House on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposed constitutional amendment to make clear that Vermont prohibits slavery. The Senate passed the proposal last session. Vermont was the first state to abolish adult slavery. The state Constitution currently says no person 21...

Deputy who detained farmworker acted properly, sheriff says

Jan. 21, 2020 12:34 PM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont sheriff determined that one of his deputies did not violate the department's fair and impartial policing policy when he detained a farmworker and called federal immigration authorities. Chittenden County Sheriff Kevin McLaughlin released a report Friday saying his...

Vermont woman wins lifetime hunting, fishing license

Jan. 20, 2020 1:20 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman is entitled to hunt and fish for free for the rest of her life. Elizabeth Grady, 42, of Underhill, won the 2019 Vermont Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Lottery, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department announced. More than 13,000 tickets were purchased for the...

OnStar system brings police pursuit to conclusion

Jan. 20, 2020 11:15 AM EST

LONDONDERRY, Vt. (AP) — A vehicle's OnStar system was used to end a police pursuit by disabling the stolen vehicle, forcing the operator to flee on foot before being arrested, police said. The episode unfolded over the weekend in Londonderry where Jason Moul, 38, of Athens, allegedly broke into a home and...