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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 …
Gardeners trying to lure pollinators to their landscape would be wise to mimic nature and plant wildflowers. The attractive perennials tolerate harsh climates, seldom need fertilizing and resist most diseases and insect pests.Wildflowers are durable, too, requiring little or no irrigation once …
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont filed a lawsuit Tuesday against two pharmaceutical distributors, accusing them of selling ever-increasing amounts of prescription opioids in the state while failing to effectively monitor and control the sales and acknowledge the quantity of pills was outpacing …

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