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

March 6, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, March 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

PLASTIC BAG BAN

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A movement to ban single-use plastic bags is gaining momentum in Vermont as voters in at least three communities have gone on the record supporting such a ban. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

YOUTH VOTE: Vermont voters have approved a new measure to allow anyone 16 or older to vote on town issues.

HOUSE FIRE: Vermont State Police say a propane leak likely caused a home explosion in Worcester that injured two people.

UVM--BEE RESEARCH: The University of Vermont has received a surprise gift of half a million dollars to go toward researching bees.

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