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An increasingly common sight in stores on campuses and at airports. But accommodating these animals in crowded public spaces isn’t easy and the rules on what’s allowed and where aren’t always clear I’m Jane Lindholm and today on Vermont addition we’re going to look at the rules around emotional support animals ad as many of them are there different from the legal protections afforded to registered service animals . By the way will also explore why having animals in public spaces , is an increasingly utilized method for dealing with stress , mental health issues and other areas where humans say their animals provide them with support later Vermont Law School professor Jared Carter joins us to go through the legal challenges that have been mounted against S 55 Vermont‘s gun restriction law that changes the legal age to purchase a firearm limits magazine capacity fans bump stocks and increases background checks . That’s later this hour on Vermont addition .
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Live from NPR News. In Washington , I’m Lakshmi saying President Trump Supreme Court nominee and the GOP-led Senate committee considering his nomination are waiting to hear if the woman who accuses Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her decades ago will testify . Next week the chairman of the Judiciary Committee’s giving Christine Blower Seaford until tomorrow to submit written testimony . The panel’s Democrats are siding with Ford in arguing that the FBI should be allowed to first investigate the psychologists Iowa location before moving forward with cabin I was domination . Here’s NPR’s Guy d’etre .
The standoff remains where it’s been. Most of the week . Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley , wants 4 to testify Monday about her allegations that Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her in high school . Ford‘s lawyer says she won’t do that unless the FBI first investigates her claim Grassley and the White House , say , the FBI has already done a background check on Kavanaugh and Grassley insist that a Ford wants to testify . She needs to inform the committee by Friday morning , he’s given her the option of testifying in public or in private Tennessee Senator Bob Corker had been one of the Republicans , calling for a pause in the process , but says if Ford does not appear Monday the Senate should proceed to a confirmation vote Scott Dutrow , NPR News .
People across the Carolinas are cleaning up and assessing damage for yet another day thousands are still waiting to get the green light to return home to check if they even have a home after severe floods were generated by the remnants of Hurricane Florence in Puerto Rico residents are commemorating the anniversary of Hurricane Maria NPR’s Adrian Flory though reports that ceremonies are being held across the US territory.
Hurricane Maria made landfall on the eastern coastal town of you have a this morning on a point overlooking the ocean there university choir saying about the Puerto Rican sunrise.
Hurricane Henriette traumatized this island territory. An estimated 3,000 deaths billions in damage . 10s of thousands still living under blue tarps covering blown out roofs Yellen’s Governor was say you’re ordered flags across the island to fly at half-staff today in the afternoon . He plans to appear with housing and urban development secretary Ben Carson to talk about housing needs and then you plan to oversee a memorial service at Castillo San Cristobal the historic fort overlooking the Atlantic Adrian Florida and PR news San Quentin .
Federal investigators are on the scene of a deadly shooting in northeastern Maryland authorities in Aberdeen are to brief reporters shortly , but so far news where reporting that a shooter opened fire at a Rite Aid distribution center fatalities have been reported , although he have not been able to independently verify that information this attack occurred nearly 3 months after a man opened fire on a newsroom in Annapolis , Maryland. Maryland claiming several lives in that attack , at last check on Wall Street the Dow was up 248 points . This is NPR News .
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From the studios of Vermont Public Radio. This is VP our news I met shortly the Vermont Department of Corrections has confirmed it will send more than 200 inmates housed in Pennsylvania to a private prison in Mississippi . The facility is run by the company core civic corrections Commissioner Lisa Menard says the state received 2 bids from private prisons and core civics was the best proposal .
The Mississippi facility team to more appropriate for the offenders. Despite being so far away . I mean certainly acknowledge that but it it is designed for longer term housing there was guaranteed employment there were programs open and ready available to go and large outside recreation spaces .
The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says course civic has a history of fraud and abuse and poor treatment of prisoners but Bernard says core civic previously housed from our prisoners in Kentucky for 11 years and the state had no problems with the company during that time , the state wants to test the water in more Vermont schools after led showed up in all of the 16 schools that took part in a pilot program all the schools had trace amounts of lead and 5 had levels above the EPA advisory limit the Department of Health says led can leech in from old pipes when water sits in them. And while there isn’t money right now to support a statewide program , the Health Department is encouraging school districts to support their own testing children are especially susceptible to lead poisoning and the Health Department says there is no safe amount of led to have in the body . A man charged with abducting and killing of Vermont supermarket worker nearly 2 decades ago , is expected to plead guilty and avoid the death penalty . As a result , Donald fell , was convicted in 2005 and sentenced to death under federal law . For the 2000 kidnapping and killing of Terry King a Rutland supermarket worker . The conviction was later thrown out due to a juror misconduct fell was facing an upcoming retrial in the death penalty case . A plea agreement filed in federal court on Wednesday says he’s agreed to plead guilty and as a result will be sentenced to life in prison . The University of Vermont Medical Center has reached a tentative contract agreement with its nurses union after 10 months of bargaining both the medical center a nurses union confirmed the agreement in statements last night UVA Medical Center’s president said the hospital agreed to a contract , which includes a 16% average base salary increase over 3 years , the nurses union says it will share the details of the agreement with its members today I Sky forecast for today mostly partly cloudy slight chance of a shower rising chance late in the North West Today highs through the ’60s showers becoming likely tonight with lows in the ’50s and a chance of showers or thunder storm tomorrow with highs , mainly in the upper ’60s to mid ’70s more details on the weather forecast coming up at the end of the hour for VP . Our news I’m Mitch worked Lib .
This is from Aunt addition I’m Jane Lindholm at St Michael’s College in Colchester. In addition to the human students living in the campus dorms . There are at any given time . A combination of dogs , cats fish ferrets , and at least at one point even a bearded dragon , all of these animals have been approved to live with their human friends by school administration because there are classified as emotional support animals St Marks is not unique in the increasing requests . It’s getting for emotional support animals . This is different from the designation of a service animal there are legal rights and protections afforded to registered service animals and their humans emotional support animals sometimes called ESA’s exist in kind of a legal gray area , but the fact that there are 50 or more . USA is just on the campus of St Michael’s College alone speaks to the fact that it’s an issue that schools are dealing with . So our airlines and businesses and restaurants and so today are we . I’m joined in the studio now by Don Helen Wood , vice president for student life at St Michael’s College nice to have you with us . Dan , thanks for being our example here of one organization trying to deal with this issue . I appreciate it . Thank you for having me . Also with us is Karen Richards , executive director of the Vermont Human Rights Commission . That’s the state’s civil rights enforcement agency which takes on investigations related to housing , employment and public accommodations for people with disabilities and also has to look at ESA’s and service animals Karen . It’s a pleasure to have you with us and our Montpelier studio . It’s a pleasure to be here . Jane before we talk to Diane about the this issue in on a college campus and and why and how can you first delineate the difference between a service animal and an emotional support animal .
Sure. So a service animal is an animal that has been specially trained to assist a person with a disability that too . Help them with some aspect of their disability . They are allowed to be in any place of public accommodation , which is the only place that basically offers goods and services to the general public and emotional support animal as it can be any animal and those animals are allowed to be in housing because there’s a different standard that applies to the place that you live so an emotional support animal does not need to be specially trained to do anything in particular . It can’t just provide you with comfort and support .
So the the person might have for example PTSD and could have a service animal who is specifically trained for.