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

January 18, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, Jan. 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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ELECTION 2020-FRESH FACES

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — At 36, Pete Buttigieg is just over the minimum age required to be president of the United States. Outside South Bend, Indiana, the Rust Belt community where he’s been mayor since age 29, few people know his name. Those who know it struggle to pronounce it. (It’s BOO’-tah-juhj.)None of that has deterred Buttigieg — a Democrat, Rhodes scholar and Navy veteran known to most people as “Mayor Pete” — from contemplating a 2020 presidential bid against a crowd of much better-known lawmakers with more experience and more money. By Sarah Burnett. SENT: 1,000 words.

IN BRIEF:

WINTER STORM-AMTRAK: Amtrak is modifying service in the Northeast and Midwest because of winter storms moving through the region.

WINTER WEATHER-NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND: Some places in northern New England are going to see some light snow, but it’s just a prelude to the big one this weekend.

SCHOOL MERGERS: A tri-partisan group of lawmakers in Vermont is seeking to postpone mandatory school mergers under Act 46

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