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.

New England legislatures at-a-glance

A state-by-state look at the budget issues facing New England states in fiscal 2003 and 2004.
By United Press International

Budget woes bedevil New England

BOSTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The downturn in the nation's economy is being felt all across New England, and for 2003 top governmental decision-makers will be struggling to address a multitu

Vt. gov's race settled by concession

MONTPELIER, Vt., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Because no gubernatorial candidate in a 10-person field won a majority of the vote, it'll be up to the Vermont Legislature in January to officially choose the state's new governor. However, Republican state Treasurer James Douglas has claimed victory afte

Democrats pick up governorships

CHICAGO, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Democrats won governor's races in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Wyoming in Tuesday's midterm elections, but despite upsets in Georgia and South Carolina, there was no miracle in Florida, a Republican victor in Maryland and there may be n

UPI Political Roundup

Elections 2002: Sorting out the governor's races
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Election 2002: Gov races preview 2004

(Part of UPI's Special Report on Election 2002)
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UPI Political Roundup

Presidents on the stump ... Lautenberg won't get all Torricelli's war chest ... a new low for Illinois politics ... a daily digest of national election and political news from United Press International.
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Feature: N.England to get 5 new governors

BOSTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Voters this fall will be electing a new generation of governors in five and possibly all six New England states, and these new chief executives will be facing a common problem. "It's the economy," according to Boston University Prof. Tobe Berkovitz, "but