Newscast: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:34 a.m.

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The state is encouraging towns throughout Vermont to bring their land use plans in line with regional plans. In some cases that means changing local zoning districts. One goal is to prevent strip development in rural areas. The Upper Valley village of Post Mills has been discussing the issue. Vermont Senators will begin offering amendments today to a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with a prescription drug. Senators gave preliminary support yesterday for the bill. A group of Vermont lawmakers and the heads of disability and civil rights groups are pushing legislation that would create new rules governing police use of electronic stun guns.

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