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Newscast: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 7:34 a.m.

A bill that would change how Vermont elects its top military leader is drawing sprawling amendments designed to delay – at the state level – the federal proposal to base F-35 fighter jets in South Burlington. Critics of the Air Force’s plan have proposed sweeping revisions to a bill that would shift how the Legislature appoints the Vermont National Guard’s Adjutant General. Vermonters who were at the Boston Marathon and others are taking action to help victims of Monday’s bomb attacks. Vermont's substance abuse treatment programs could see new stress due to a greater number of people having health insurance and seeking treatment after key parts of the federal health overhaul take effect.