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

February 23, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Saturday, Feb. 32, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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SLAVERY BAN

MONTPELIER, Vt. _ Vermont has a proud history of being the first state to abolish adult slavery, in 1777. Now lawmakers want to make sure any reference to slavery is removed from the state constitution. Colorado voters last year approved a similar constitutional amendment, and Utah lawmakers have taken up a comparable measure this year. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 480 words.

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YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS: Vermont lawmakers are reconsidering parts of the state’s youthful offender law.

MOUNTAIN CONSERVATION: Southern Vermont’s Glebe Mountain will soon be conserved and protected from development.

TOWN GARAGE: Residents in the Vermont town of Wheelock are being asked to consider approving the purchase of a building to use as a new town garage.

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