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A Mennonite pastor convicted of helping a former Vermont woman flee the country rather than share custody of her child with her former same-sex partner has been ordered to prison.

Vermont Senate Chamber
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The Vermont Senate has advanced a bill that would require most employers to provide workers with paid time off when they're sick.

A group of Vermont's legal, business and state officials has a plan to help the state's economy while helping to lead the nation in the on-going effort to fight climate change.

Iowa caucus results show that the battle for Democratic delegates between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has ended in virtual tie.  Voters in New Hampshire, where Sanders is leading the polls, will have their say next week in the Granite State’s primary. Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal will be campaigning for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire this weekend.  He’s not surprised by the close result in Iowa.

 Captain Richard Phillips
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Captain Richard Phillips will deliver the commencement speech at a Vermont university.

Vermont Railway train
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The northwest Vermont town of Shelburne is taking its battle with Vermont Railway to court over a planned intermodal railway facility off U.S. Route 7.

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell
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The Vermont State Police will meet with federal authorities Friday to determine if an investigation is warranted, and who would have jurisdiction, regarding allegations of criminal misconduct by Vermont’s Attorney General.

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The prosecutor in Vermont's largest county and the state attorney general's office say no charges are warranted against two law enforcement officers who shot and killed a drug suspect during a raid on his Burlington apartment last month.

New York Farm Bureau Board of Directors with minimum wage banners at the state capitol
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The New York Farm Bureau released its priorities for this year’s legislative session during a conference call Wednesday.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing in Washington yesterday titled “Attacking America’s Epidemic of Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse.”  It came as legislators consider the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.  Several of the witnesses that appeared at the hearing were from the Northeast, including New Hampshire’s senators and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin.

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