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AP-VT--Vermont News Digest 1:30 pm, VT

August 17, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, Aug. 17, 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 207-772-4157.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

VERMONT GOVERNOR-CAMPAIGN FINANCE

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Campaign records show that Republican Gov. Phil Scott spent more than Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, the nation’s first transgender political candidate to win a major-party gubernatorial nomination, leading up to their primary wins this week. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

JULY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: Vermont’s unemployment rate for July remains unchanged from May and June, at 2.8 percent.

MISSING MAN FOUND: Vermont State Police say they have found a missing Warren man.

COMMUNITY FIELD VANDALIZED: Police in Vermont are searching for the person or people responsible for vandalizing a new community recreational field.

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