Statistics show illegal northern border crossings climbing

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — New statistics from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show the number of people apprehended along the U.S. border with Canada is continuing to climb. Statisti...

Despite threats, 'sanctuary' cities are getting their grants

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — About 18 months after the Trump administration threatened to withhold law enforcement grants from nearly 30 places around the country it felt weren't doing enough to work with f...

Former police chief recalls foiling border terror case

RICHFORD, Vt. (AP) — President Donald Trump often cites the threat of terrorists entering the United States from Mexico in his push for a border wall. But the only time people with apparent terrorist ...

Sanders Institute gathering a pep rally for liberal ideas

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Supporters of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders were in Burlington on Friday as part of a three-day pep rally for many of the policy issues, such as universal health care, protecting the...

Sanders Institute set to host first big meeting

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A think tank founded by the wife and son of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is going to be hosting its first big meeting. The Sanders Institute Gathering, which is...

Northeastern US seeks to prevent arrival of deer disease

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Deer biologists across northern New England are dusting off their plans for dealing with a fatal disease that has been spreading across North America for a half-century and was ...

Task force to investigate Vermont orphanage abuse

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's top law enforcement officials vowed Monday to seek the truth of decades-old allegations of physical, mental and sexual abuse and even murder at the long-closed St. Jos...

Scholars discussing legacy of Russian dissident Solzhenitsyn

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Scholars from around the world are gathering in Vermont to discuss the writings and legacy of the late dissident author Alexander Solzhenitsyn (sohl-zheh-NEETS'-ihn.) ...

Vermont exec would be nation's first transgender governor

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former energy company executive from Vermont has a shot at becoming the nation's first transgender governor — but she says that's not the main reason she's running. ...

US contract worker to admit taking $2.5 million in kickbacks

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former project manager for a company that has done tens of millions of dollars in energy efficiency work for a number of U.S. government agencies agreed to plead guilty to cha...

Human smuggling getting sophisticated on northern border

DERBY LINE, Vt. (AP) — While the Trump administration fortifies the southern border, there's growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous northern bor...

Eyes turn to Vermont as it sees success with health system

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont health care organization working to keep patients healthier while reducing costs is being closely watched because of its rate of success — it was within 1 percent of m...

Program that studies Lake Champlain qualifies for up to $1M

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Two decades after the diminutive Lake Champlain was ridiculed for its brief listing in federal law as one of the Great Lakes, a program that studies the lake has won a designati...

Former Vermont governor who presided over liberal swing dies

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Former Democratic Vermont Gov. Philip Hoff, credited with starting the state's transition from one of the most Republican-entrenched in the nation to one of the most liberal, ha...

Court: Teen accused in school shooting plot deserves bail

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that a teenager accused of planning a shooting at his former high school should not be kept in jail pending his trial. The ...