February 27, 2003 – News at a glance

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Instant runoff voting bill
Supporters of instant runoff voting say that the Legislature has refused to debate the issue. So the election reform advocates went to the Statehouse on Wednesday and asked a Senate committee to advance the bill for a vote. But some lawmakers say they can’t take quick action, because they believe a constitutional amendment is required for Vermont to adopt an instant runoff system. (VPR)

Norwich University drill team
The Norwich University hockey team isn’t alone in its hunt for a national championship. The military college’s exhibition drill squad is competing for national honors this week in New Orleans. (VPR)

Wood confirmed
The Senate Natural Resources Committee has approved Governor Jim Douglas’s choice for Forest, Parks and Recreation Commissioner. (VPR)

FAHC audit
A national auditing firm says Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington misclassified some of the costs of its Renaissance Project. (VPR)

Missisqoi Bay turtles
A team of experts is trying to entice some rare turtles to sun themselves on platforms in Lake Champlain. Concerns about their well-being have delayed plans to replace the Missisquoi Bay bridge for two years. (VPR)

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