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

March 19, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, March 19, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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-SANDERS ELECTABILITY

WASHINGTON _ Bernie Sanders spent much of 2016 talking of revolution. In 2019, he’s turned to a subject that’s a bit more pragmatic: electability. As he revs up his second presidential campaign, the Vermont senator and his supporters are putting his case for winning the general election at the center of the argument. The emphasis is meant to aggressively confront the perception that Sanders , a self-described democratic socialist, is too liberal to win over the coalition needed to win the White House. That question dogged Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic nomination four years ago. This time he is trying to shake it early. By Juana Summers and Hunter Woodall. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

NCAA-ONE-BID WONDERS

Vermont’s Anthony Lamb is among several players from one-bid conferences capable of leading their teams to major upsets in the NCAA Tournament. The 6-foot-6 junior forward scored 24 points against Kansas and 25 points against Louisville in the NIT Season Tip Off in November. Although Vermont lost both games, Lamb’s performances surely has Florida State’s attention. By Steve Megargee. 575 words.

IN BRIEF:

CONNECTICUT TOLLS: Opponents of tolls on Connecticut highways are making their opinions known before lawmakers cast their first vote on the issue.

BREWERY FIRE: Firefighters say a stray paper lantern likely sparked a fire on the rooftop of a Vermont brewery.

JEHOVAH’S WITNESS HALL-ARSON: Police say someone intentionally set fire to a sign for a Jehovah’s Witness Hall in Vermont.

MISSING TEENAGER: Tuesday marks the 15th anniversary of a Vermont teen’s disappearance.

VERMONT ISLAMIC SOCIETY: The Islamic Society of Vermont is thanking Vermont residents for their support following the deadly mosque shootings in New Zealand.

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