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North Country News
7:15 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Vermont Holds Forum on 'Stun Gun' Use by Police

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Several people speaking out about Vermont police use of electronic stun guns are saying much stronger statewide standards are needed on their use.

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WAMC News
12:15 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Vermont Campaign Finance Reports Show Some Strong and Some Vulnerable Incumbents

Vermont Statehouse

Campaign finance reports by Vermont candidates were due Wednesday. While the incumbent Governor is easily outpacing his challenger, the current Attorney General is falling behind his primary challenger.

Incumbent Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin has raised nearly $840,000 so far his campaign, with about $769,000 cash in the bank.  His challenger, Republican state Senator Randy Brock reported about $585,000 in contributions so far, including $300,000 from himself, with about $234,000 cash on hand. Middlebury College Professor Emeritus of Political Science Eric Davis.

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WAMC News
5:30 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Vermont Dems for A-G Spar in Radio Debate

The two Democrats vying for their party's nomination for Vermont attorney general are voicing disagreement over whether a tax on soft drinks is a good idea.

Attorney General William Sorrell has supported such a tax, saying obesity is starting to vie with tobacco among preventable threats to Vermonters' health.

Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan says he opposes a soda tax, arguing that it would fall disproportionately on working-class Vermonters.

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WAMC News
5:30 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

AG Candidates Approve Prosecution of Jacques Case

Both Democrats running for Vermont attorney general say they oppose capital punishment. But neither is objecting to handing a notorious Vermont case over for federal prosecution, where the defendant could face death.

Attorney General William Sorrell and Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan both said in a debate taped for a WCAX-TV weekend broadcast that they oppose the death penalty.

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North Country News
8:29 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Investigators Hired to Handle VT Child Porn Cases

The Vermont Attorney General's office has received approval to hire a special investigator to target child pornography cases.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports…

Cindy Maguire of the attorney general's office tells the Bennington Banner that person will be devoted to building cases against people generating or sharing child pornography over peer-to-peer networks.

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