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

February 5, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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DEMOCRATS-ZERO TOLERANCE

The denunciations began within hours of the disclosure that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page featured a person in blackface standing next to a person in a Ku Klux Klan outfit. Democratic activists and presidential contenders quickly called for his resignation. By the time the Democratic governor held a press conference to defend himself, both the national and state party had also demanded he leave. Northam has refused to step down so far — he says he’s not in the photo. But the pressure he faces highlights his party’s insistence on policing its own when it comes to wrongdoing related to race and, in some cases, sexual misconduct. As the Republican Party has frequently shied away from disciplining or expelling its own members, Democrats have largely embraced a hard line. By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

SUPER BOWL-PATRIOTS PARADE

The New England Patriots are being feted in Boston after defeating the Los Angeles Rams to claim their sixth Super Bowl title. The parade kicks off Tuesday morning at the Hynes Convention Center. It will rumble roughly 2 miles (3 kilometers) past the Boston Common and other landmarks before ending at City Hall. SENT: 230 words, photos. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

STUDENT DEATH-VERMONT: Police in Vermont say a 19-year-old University of Vermont student found dead in a parking lot in sub-zero temperatures had attended two off-campus events and had been drinking.

STORAGE FIRE-DEAD BODY: Authorities have identified the Vermont man who died in a fire at a storage unit in Winooski last week.

SNOWMOBILE RIDERS-CLIMATE CHANGE: A new study from the University of Vermont says snowmobile riders in Vermont are taking notice that fewer days are good for riding.

UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT NOMINEE: A scholar from Purdue University in Indiana could become the next president of the University of Vermont.

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