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

February 21, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Feb. 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

NATIONAL GUARD ELECTION

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A 35-year military veteran is going to be the next head of the Vermont National Guard. A joint session of the Vermont Legislature on Thursday elected Col. Gregory Knight to become the next adjutant general of the Vermont National Guard. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.

OREGON-PIONEERING RENT CONTROL

SALEM, Ore. — Faced with a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents, Oregon is on track to become the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a measure establishing tenant protections moving swiftly through the Legislature. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 685 words.

IN BRIEF:

NORTHERN BORDER COMMISSION: An organization that promotes economic development in areas near the Canadian border in northern New England and upstate New York is expanding the areas eligible to receive the assistance.

SNOWMOBILE FATAL: A Massachusetts man has died in a snowmobile crash in southern Vermont.

BURLINGTON AIRPORT-BOSTON: Burlington, Vermont, is going head-to-head with Rochester, New York, to compete for direct flights to Boston.

WINTER WEATHER-NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND: A snowstorm that arrived overnight is creating another messy commute in northern New England.

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