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Highly-vaccinated Vermont has more COVID-19 cases than ever. Why is this happening?


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Court: Vermont pair stopped near border can’t be prosecuted


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Vermont has a new solution to tackle labor crunch: It will pay you $7,500 to move and work in one of its most in-demand jobs


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14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governorBURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn't old enough to vote, let alone drive.



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In first, transgender woman wins Democratic nomination for Vermont governor

In first, transgender woman wins Democratic nomination for Vermont governorThe win “is a defining moment in the movement for trans equality,” Annise Parker, president and CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, which seeks to elect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender candidates, said in a statement. The contest comes at a time of uncertainty for transgender rights, which expanded under the administration of Democratic President Barack Obama.



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3 killed, 3 critically injured in fiery car crash in Vermont Knolls

3 killed, 3 critically injured in fiery car crash in Vermont KnollsThree people died and three were critically injured after two cars collided in the Vermont Knolls area of South Los Angeles and the vehicles caught fire.



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Gun control bill which raises minimum age to buy weapons passed in Vermont

Gun control bill which raises minimum age to buy weapons passed in VermontState legislators in Vermont have passed a gun control bill that would raise the minimum age for buying a gun to 21, expand background checks for private gun sales and ban high-capacity magazines and bump stocks. During a brief statement after the state Senate approved the legislation, Republican Governor Phil Scott said he expected to sign the bill after it had been reviewed by his attorneys. The US Justice Department has also moved to ban them.



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After teenager's arrest, liberal Vermont ponders gun safety

After teenager's arrest, liberal Vermont ponders gun safetyMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Last week's deadly Florida high school shooting and a Vermont teenager's arrest in what officials consider a near-miss on a high school shooting are giving a boost to gun control efforts in the state Legislature following years of the otherwise liberal state's steadfast refusal to regulate gun ownership.



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Vermont Makes History By Legalizing Marijuana, But Its Law Comes With A Catch

Vermont Makes History By Legalizing Marijuana, But Its Law Comes With A CatchFor the first time, a U.S. state has legalized marijuana with the stroke of a pen, not a vote at the ballot box.



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Vermont defies attorney general Jeff Sessions as it becomes ninth state to legalise pot 

Vermont defies attorney general Jeff Sessions as it becomes ninth state to legalise pot Vermont has become the ninth state to legalise recreational use of pot, defying attempts by the US attorney-general Jeff Sessions to crack down on cannabis. Unlike other states where legalisation followed a state-wide referendum, the initiative was taken by Vermont's elected politicians. Phil Scott, the Republican governor, has said he will sign the bill which was passed by Vermont's senate on Wednesday. New Jersey is expected to follow suit later this year and cannabis campaigners are stepping up pressure for legalisation in Delaware, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Similar legislation was passed in neighbouring New Hampshire, but it is expected to be vetoed by the governor, Chris Sununu, also a Republican. US state rules on use of cannabis Under the Vermont legislation, which comes into force on July 1, anyone over the age of 21 will be allowed to possess up to one ounce of cannabis. Even though Vermont is a small state, the timing of the move is a rebuff for Mr Sessions and the Trump administration. Mr Sessions is trying to reverse the hands-off policy adopted by the Obama administration towards the drug in states where pot had been legalised. Even in states where recreational use and sale of pot is legal, cannabis businesses are hampered by federal laws outlawing the drug. Jeff Sessions Credit: Susan Walsh/AP The federal prohibition effectively denies them the use of banking facilities, meaning that transactions have to be carried out in cash. "The progress in Vermont is ground-breaking. Should the Green Mountain State's leadership move forward as promised, it will mark a huge turning point in the national movement to end the criminalisation of marijuana," said Justin Strekal, politcal director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. "The political courage of Vermont's lawmakers to break with nearly a century of legislative stagnation should be interpreted as a siren call in the halls of the state legislatures nationwide as well as the US Capitol."



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