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BC-VT--Vermont News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, VT

March 14, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Thursday, March 14, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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ELECTION 2020-BERNIE SANDERS-SOUTH CAROLINA

COLUMBIA, S.C. _ South Carolina gave Bernie Sanders the cold shoulder in 2016. Four years and several visits later, Sanders hopes the state is ready to warm to him. The Vermont senator has spent months working to deepen his ties with the black community in South Carolina, where minority voters make up the majority of the Democratic primary electorate. He returns to South Carolina on Thursday for the first time as a 2020 candidate, eager to prove that those efforts put him in a more competitive position in a state he lost by a staggering 47 points. By Meg Kinnard. SENTE: 650 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

MEGABUCKS WIN-VERMONT: Vermont lottery officials say someone has won a $2.7 million Tri-State Megabucks jackpot.

GOAT MAYOR: The new honorary mayor of Fair Haven, Vermont — a 3-year-old goat named Lincoln — was officially sworn into office this week.

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