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The Vermont attorney general's office has dropped its criminal investigation into whether an environmental activist acted as a lawyer without a law license in her advocacy for critics of large-scale wind and solar power projects before state regulators.

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Authorities have concluded a Vermont state trooper was legally justified in the use of deadly force when he fired at a man in Fayston last month, injuring him in the leg.

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell
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Bill Sorrell is the longest serving Attorney General in Vermont history.  First appointed to the office by Governor Howard Dean, he was initially sworn in on May 1, 1997.  He has since won re-election every two years. But on September 28th,   Sorrell announced that he will not run again.  The Attorney General tells WAMC North Country Bureau Chief  Pat Bradley why he decided to retire.

Authorities say Barre, Vermont  mechanic has been charged with manslaughter and reckless endangerment for passing a state inspection for a defective vehicle that later crashed, killing a woman.

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There may be a rematch in the race for Vermont Attorney General.  Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan  has announced that he will again seek the Democratic nomination in 2016.  But incumbent Democrat Bill Sorrell has not decided if he will stand for re-election.

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Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell is rejecting a request that he appoint an independent counsel to investigate allegations that he has violated Vermont's campaign finance laws.

The Vermont Attorney General's office has filed a civil lawsuit claiming the publicly-financed candidate in last year’s race for lieutenant governor committed campaign finance violations. Now, the former candidate has filed a countersuit.

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The Vermont Attorney General  has filed a civil lawsuit against the losing candidate in last fall’s Lieutenant Governor’s campaign.

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The Vermont legislature passed a law last session requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods.  It was immediately challenged by major food producers.  Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell is defending the law. That was among the topics he discussed earlier this week with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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The Vermont Attorney General's office is calling a second public hearing on the state's rules to implement the ban on genetically modified organisms.

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