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

July 6, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, July 6, 2018.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

PROTECTING COVERED BRIDGES

THETFORD, Vt. — A small Vermont town is working to protect one of its most prized community symbols, a 19th Century covered bridge, an engineering relic that is a key part of the local road network that wasn’t designed for heavy, modern vehicles and inattentive drivers. By Wilson Ring. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

TOP STORIES:

MEDICAL CENTER NURSES

BURLINGTON, Vt.— Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will hold a press conference to demand the University of Vermont Medical Center address the concerns of the union that represents 1,800 nurses. UVM Medical Center and the union held negotiations with a mediator Friday. If no deal is reached the nurses are scheduled to strike July 12 and July 13. By David Jordan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

BOATER SEARCH: Police say rescue crews have recovered the body of a boater who went missing in Vermont’s Lake St. Catherine.

ALBUQUERQUE’S POET LAUREATE: A southern New Mexico-raised Mexican-American writer has been named Albuquerque’s poet laureate.

NAKED MAN-CITY STROLL: A man has decided to take a stroll in the buff through downtown Burlington.

CAPITOL DAY CALEDONIA: Vermont’s Republican Gov. Phil Scott and members of his cabinet will be spending the day in Caledonia County as part of his “Capitol for a Day” initiative.

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