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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is attempting to create a first-in-the-nation program to allow the wholesale importation of prescription drugs from Canada, but first the state needs approval from skeptical White House officials.Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill Wednesday that passed …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont on Wednesday became the first state to create a program to import more affordable prescription drugs from Canada, but it's not clear whether it will get required federal approval.Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said he supported the legislation because it …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers hope a new law that requires single occupancy restrooms be marked gender neutral can serve as a model for the rest of the nation.Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed the bill Friday. The new law, passed with support from Vermont's three major political …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Two decades after the diminutive Lake Champlain was ridiculed for its brief listing in federal law as one of the Great Lakes, a program that studies the lake has won a designation that could more than double its government funding — up to $1 million …
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court has overturned a man's conviction for distributing Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers to two minority women in Burlington.William Schenk had pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge that he gave the fliers to a black woman and a Hispanic …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Former Democratic Gov. Philip Hoff, who's credited with starting Vermont's transition from one of the most Republican-entrenched states in the country to one of the most liberal, has died. He was 93.Hoff, who became the first Democrat elected governor of Vermont in …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont teen accused of plotting a shooting with mass casualties at his former high school in a case that led to the first significant limits on gun ownership in Vermont was released Friday into the custody of his father.Jack Sawyer, 18, was released on conditions …
CHELSEA, Vt. (AP) — A New York City rabbi who kept driving when a Vermont state trooper tried to pull him over for speeding and complained of mistreatment by police has paid a $100 traffic ticket.The Valley News reports a misdemeanor charge accusing Rabbi Berl Fink, of Brooklyn, of trying to …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A judge is now open to considering a request to dismiss charges — including attempted aggravated murder — against a Vermont teen accused of planning to shoot up his former high school.The judge said Wednesday he was vacating his earlier dismissal of the …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, several gun dealers and a state rifle and pistol association have filed a lawsuit over Vermont's new gun law that bans high-capacity magazines.MyNBC5.com reports the lawsuit was filed Wednesday and challenges the state's …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A judge set bail at $100,000 Tuesday for a Vermont teenager accused in a school shooting plot that led to the first significant restrictions on gun ownership in Vermont history.Jack Sawyer, 18, has been held without bail since his arrest Feb. 15 on attempted aggravated …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a bank robbery suspect on the grounds of a high school, state prosecutors said on Tuesday.Robbery suspect Nathan Giffin was carrying what appeared to be a handgun and ignored …
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A day after Vermont's governor signed a package of gun control measures , one of the new laws was used to keep a school shooting plot suspect from possessing dangerous weapons.A superior court judge signed an extreme risk protection order Thursday saying Jack Sawyer, 18, …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that a teenager accused of planning a shooting at his former high school should not be kept in jail pending his trial.The state's top court ruled on Wednesday that there's not enough evidence to show 18-year-old Jack Sawyer, of …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signing gun restriction legislation (all times local):2:40 p.m.Vermont has enacted the first significant gun restrictions in the state's history.Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed a package of bills Wednesday that raise the age to …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines and made it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat — the first significant gun ownership restrictions in state history, signed into law by the Republican …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's GOP governor signs first significant gun restrictions in state traditionally opposed to limiting gun rights.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Authorities say white supremacist flyers have been posted at several libraries in Vermont, many on college campuses.WPTZ-TV reports flyers were found at Middlebury College, Southern Vermont College and the Rutland Free Library. The flyers quote Bible verses and include …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Two separate bills design to further help prevent gun violence in Vermont were unanimously approved by the Vermont Legislature on Thursday and Gov. Phil Scott said he will sign them along with another more controversial piece of legislation.On Thursday, the Senate …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A teenager charged with planning a shooting at his former high school never carried out the crime and should be granted bail, his lawyer argued before a state Supreme Court panel on Tuesday.In court filings and during oral arguments, attorneys for Jack Sawyer argued …

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