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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Republican governor has signed a bill passed by the Democrat-controlled Legislature that protects women's access to abortion amid proponents' concerns that the U.S. Supreme Court could review Roe v. Wade.After signing the bill in private Monday, Gov. Phil …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Republican governor vetoed legislation Monday that would have established a 24-hour waiting period to buy handguns, a move that came about a year after the state imposed its first significant gun ownership restrictions following what police say was a …
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Dollar General is paying Vermont $1.75 million to settle claims that it overcharged customers at its various stores in the state by advertising one price on the shelf and charging more at the register, state Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced Tuesday.From October 2013 …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says he's filed suit against eight members of the family that owns the drug company that manufactures OxyContin, one of the drugs believed to be partly responsible for the opioid crisis.Donovan alleged Tuesday that for over two …
SHELDTON, Vt. (AP) — Police are putting pet owners on alert in northwestern Vermont after a number of dogs were found tortured and killed.Nicole Michel is the animal control officer in Sheldon. She tells television station WPTZ that she has been called to six episodes this month.She says …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has joined a handful of states in renaming Columbus Day to honor Native Americans.Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill May 6 recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day.A half-dozen states, including Vermont, and several cities have …
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Libraries says it is changing the name of a children's book award that honors a prominent author and activist accused of once being connected to a movement that led to the sterilization of people with severe mental and physical disabilities.The …
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is close to joining a dozen other states that have raised or are raising the smoking age to 21.The state Senate agreed with a House amendment on Tuesday that would have the change go into effect Sept. 1. Republican Gov. Phil Scott has said he expects to sign …

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