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

March 11, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, March 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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VERMONT UNEMPLOYMENT:

MONTPELIER, Vt. _ The Vermont Department of Labor says the state’s January unemployment rate of 2.5 percent was the lowest since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics online historical series started in 1976, but officials say it’s not all good news because the lack of workers means Vermont businesses have difficulty growing. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 6 p.m.

MEDICARE FOR ALL-POLITICS

WASHINGTON — “Medicare for All” has become catnip for Democratic presidential candidates and many lawmakers, yet Republicans prepping for next year’s congressional races are also flocking to it — for entirely different reasons By Alan Fram. SENT: 1,015 words.

IN BRIEF:

VETERANS REMAINS: Vermont lawmakers are considering a bill that would ensure veterans have a final resting place.

HOUSING DOWNSIZED: A judge has ruled that planned housing developments in a rural area of South Burlington must be downsized due to a flaw in the Vermont city’s development bylaw.

GAS PRICES: Gasoline prices are still climbing in northern New England.

COLLEGE-POTENTIAL CLOSURE: A Vermont college facing the potential loss of its accreditation says it may have found a partner institution to keep itself open.

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