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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering its plan to require that pure maple syrup and honey be labeled as containing added sugars.Maple syrup producers had rallied against the plan, saying the nutrition labels updates were misleading, illogical and …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union asked Republic Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday to stop deleting critical posts and blocking constituents on Facebook. Scott's office said it is simply trying to maintain a civil dialogue on social media.In a letter …
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont and people who bought certain Volkswagen diesel models that were rigged to cheat on emissions tests will be getting a total of $6.5 million from the automaker, Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced Wednesday.Under the terms of the …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Two police officers were justified in fatally shooting a distraught man who was holding a pistol to his head by the side of a busy interstate with cars going by, Vermont's top law enforcement officer said Friday.Attorney General T.J. Donovan released the results of his …
Vermont is willing to pay new residents who work remotely for an out-of-state employer in hopes of increasing its population and workforce.Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has signed into law a bill that will pay those new residents up to $10,000 over a period of two years in an effort to attract younger …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's fiscally conservative Republican Gov. Phil Scott is clashing with the state's famously liberal Legislature.Scott has vetoed a series of bills dear to many lawmakers. One would have created a paid family leave program and another would have gradually raised …
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 …

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