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

January 26, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Saturday, Jan. 26, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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STATE LEGISLATURES-WOMEN

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ After a record-setting election, women have made only modest gains among the top leadership positions in state legislatures. An Associated Press review has found that women will hold at least 34 of the 195 top spots in House and Senate chambers across the country. That’s up slightly from 30 leadership positions last year. Women’s advocates say it could take some time for female lawmakers to rise to leadership positions. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 960 words, photos, graphic.

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STATE LEGISLTAURES-WOMEN-VERMONT

MONTPELIER, Vt. _ It’s almost an afterthought to many in the Vermont Legislature, but female lawmakers hold the top three leadership roles in the House and one of the top spots in the state Senate. But some of those leaders say the 61 women in the 150-member House and 10 in the 30-member Senate do things differently than men do and that can make a difference on which bills are considered, which become law and the tenor of the debate while legislation is being considered. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 494 words.

IN BRIEF:

SCHOOL-HOUSE BUY: Hartford area voters will consider whether the school district should buy a home next to the high school and middle school.

MEDICAL CENTER PRESIDENT: The president of the University of Vermont Medical Center is planning to retire in June.

DRUG ARRESTS: Authorities say 11 people have been arrested on drug charges in Rutland County this fall and winter after multiple state and federal drug investigations.

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