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

January 8, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, Jan. 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

BERNIE SANDERS-WIFE INVESTIGATION

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A former Burlington College trustee says she testified about the fundraising deal that was undertaken while U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife was president of the now-defunct Vermont school. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

DRIVER’S LICENSE-GENDER: Vermont residents who don’t identify as male or female may soon be able to choose another gender on their licenses.

SKI RESORT-UTILITIES: A Vermont private ski resort has paid its outstanding water and sewer bills, avoiding a service interruption.

SIT GRADUATE INSTITUTE: The SIT Graduate Institute is expanding its international education program and scaling down operations in Vermont.

DEEP FREEZE-THAW: Parts of New England are looking at some balmy weather, relatively speaking, this week.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices are on creeping back up in northern New England.

INFANT DEATH: Police in Vermont are investigating the untimely death of an infant boy in Brattleboro.

SNOW-BODY FOUND: Vermont State Police are investigating the death of a man who was found partially covered in snow by a passing driver.

DISASTER BRIEFINGS: Officials with Vermont Emergency Management are going to be helping communities affected by a series of rain and wind storms in October apply for federal disaster aid.

PROSPECT MOUNTAIN DEAL: A nonprofit group is looking to purchase a ski facility in Vermont in order to save it for generations to come.

SCHOLARS HONORED: The Vermont Agency of Education is going to be honoring the state’s Presidential Scholar Nominees.

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