Beauty queen gets 4 years after slaying

COUPEVILLE, Wash., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A former Washington state beauty queen will spend four years in prison for her role in helping lure a man to his death, prosecutors said.

Democrat Shumlin next Vermont governor

MONTPELIER, Vt., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Republican Brian Dubie conceded the Vermont governorship to Democrat Peter Shumlin Wednesday after falling 3,700 votes short.

Vermont governor to step down in 2010

MONTPELIER, Vt., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Republican Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas announced Thursday he will not seek re-election, putting the state in the category of competitive races in 2010.

Hawaii Gov. Lingle opposes reserves plan

HONOLULU, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle has reportedly joined other governors in opposing a congressional plan to widen Pentagon control of U.S. reserve forces domestically.

Vt. governor vetoes same-sex marriage bill

MONTPELIER, Vt., April 6 (UPI) -- Gov. Jim Douglas Monday vetoed a bill to permit same-sex couples to marry in Vermont, citing his belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman.

Sex slaying sparks Vermont pol battle

BENNINGTON, Vt., July 15 (UPI) -- The sex slaying of a 12-year-old girl has set off a political battle in Vermont, where the lieutenant governor has called for harsh new laws, observers say.

Governors oppose Medicaid changes

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Governors asked the U.S. Congress to block new Medicaid regulations as the National Governors Association winter meeting began Saturday.

EPA decision riles governors

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Thursday criticized the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for blocking a California proposal to limit automotive emissions.

Vermont to pilot new driver ID at border

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Vermont is to join Washington State in its partnership with the Department of Homeland Security to try out driver licenses that also confirm citizenship.

'Got eBay?' exhibits eclectic collectibles

SHELBURNE, Vt., May 29 (UPI) -- Porche posters, the Koran and antique maps have one thing in common: They belong to an eclectic, celebrity-driven exhibit at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont.

Vermont's population gets older

MONTPELIER, Vt., March 4 (UPI) -- Vermont is losing its young people and has the second-oldest population in the country.

States shore up failing Medicare drug plan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Snags in the new U.S. Medicare drug plan that launched last week prompted at least four states to make emergency interventions.

Ex-Bush officials win two governors' races

DALLAS, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Two former Bush administration officials were victorious Tuesday in their races for governorships but three other races were still too close to call. Republican Mitch Daniels was elected governor of Indiana and Jon Huntsman, Jr., was elected in Utah.

Vermont to sue feds to get imported drugs

MONTPELIER, Vt., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The state of Vermont is preparing to sue the federal government for the right to import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada, the New York Times said.

School funding dispute resolved in Vermont

BOSTON, May 23 (UPI) -- The Vermont Legislature headed toward adjournment Friday after a midnight agreement resolving a dispute over funding public education.
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Jim Douglas
Gov. Jim Douglas, R-VT, testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on "Identification Security: Reevaluating the REAL ID Act" on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 15, 2009. The Committee is examining the Act which is meant to encourage states to create more secure and reliable identification cards and drivers licenses. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

James H. Douglas (born June 21, 1951) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Vermont. Douglas is a Republican and currently serving his fourth 2-year term as the Governor of Vermont. On August 27, 2009, Douglas announced that he will not seek re-election for a fifth term in 2010.

Douglas was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, where he had been active in the College Republicans. At Middlebury College, Douglas was a Russian Studies major, and still speaks Russian, even using these skills to enhance the sister-state relationship between Vermont and Karelia, Russia that has existed since 1991

In November 1972, Douglas was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives, where he became the House Majority Leader during his third two-year term at the age of 25. He left the Vermont General Assembly in 1979, afterwards serving as a top aide to Governor Richard A. Snelling. Douglas was elected Secretary of State in November 1980, a post which he held until 1992. That year he sought election to the U.S. Senate, but was defeated by Democratic incumbent Patrick Leahy. In November 1994 he was elected State Treasurer, after receiving the endorsement of both major parties.

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