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BC-VT--Vermont News Digest 6 pm, VT

May 23, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Thursday, May 23, 2019.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Vermont. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 802-229-0577. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS MONEY

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders wants to crack down on outside groups that do political spending, though one is allied with his presidential campaign. Elizabeth Warren has vowed no untraceable “dark money” will help her White House bid, despite being backed by an organization that doesn’t disclose some of its donors. And Pete Buttigieg accepted lobbyist money — until he didn’t. By Brian Slodysko. SENT: 1,350 words.

ABORTION BILLS-MAINE

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Democratic push to make it easier to get an abortion in Maine gained ground Thursday as the Senate passed a bill to allow nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse-midwives to perform the procedure. By Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 410 words.

IN BRIEF:

AMTRAK-PEDESTRIAN FATAL: Police in Northfield are investigating the death of a man who was hit by the passing Amtrak Vermonter passenger train.

SCHOOL DISTRICT MERGERS: Voters in towns across Vermont are electing members and approving budgets for a series of new, merged school districts ahead of the July 1 merger deadline.

RUNWAY EXPANSION: The Vermont Agency of Transportation will be getting about $3.1 million in federal funds to build a new taxiway at the Morrisville-Stowe State Airport.

SHOOTING DEATH-SENTENCE: A Vermont man is going to spend 13 to 15 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a Springfield father following an argument about suspected drug dealing in the neighborhood.

FIREWORKS-ARREST: Police in Vermont have accused a man of shooting fireworks at vehicles and pedestrians, one of which hit a man in the head.

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