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

November 30, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, Nov. 30, 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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

SANDERS INSTITUTE GATHERING

BURLINGTON, Vt.— A new study presented to people attending a meeting of supporters of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says a Medicare-for-all system could save money over the nation’s current system while increasing access to care for everyone. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

ATOP STATEHOUSE STATUE

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A newly carved sculpture of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, is now standing on top of the Vermont Statehouse. A dedication ceremony took place Friday before the 14-foot wooden sculpture was raised by crane to the top of the Statehouse’s golden dome. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m., photo.

IN BRIEF:

SCHOOL MERGER: More Vermont school boards have decided to join a suit against the state Board of Education concerning forced school mergers.

POWER OUTAGES: Vermont’s largest electric utility says it’s restored about 90 percent of outages caused by a snowstorm.

SUSPECT FOUND-FOOTPRINTS: Police in Vermont say a man accused of breaking into dozens of cars left footprints in the snow that led officers to his location.

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