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BC-VT--Vermont News Digest 6 pm, VT

May 15, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, May 15, 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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ELECTION 2020-SANDERS-BIDEN

WASHINGTON _ Bernie Sanders is quick to slam Joe Biden’s past support of free trade deals and the Iraq War. He is warning him against a “middle ground” approach to addressing climate change. His campaign sends fundraising appeals with a simple, foreboding subject line: “Joe Biden.” In his nearly three weeks as a presidential candidate, Biden has become Sanders’ favorite foil. By Juana Summers. SENT: 860 words, photo.

NORTHERN PASS

CONCORD, N.H. — A company that lost a bid to build a hydropower project accused the New Hampshire state committee charged with making the decision of failing to do its job. By Michael Casey. SENT: 615 words.

GENDER-PASSPORTS

DENVER — Nine state attorneys general asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to allow an intersex Colorado resident to get a passport listing the person’s gender as nonbinary instead of male or female. SENT: 270 words.

IN BRIEF:

SMUGGLERS NOTCH: Another sign of spring: Vermont Route 108 through Smugglers Notch from Stowe to Cambridge is once again open to traffic.

ATV CRASH: Vermont State Police detectives are investigating the crash of an all-terrain vehicle in Rockingham that left an elderly man dead.

POLICE TRAINING-HATE CRIMES: A Vermont police department hosted a training to help local investigators understand hate crime laws and their responsibility in investigating them.

SKI RESORT CLOSURE: A bank that foreclosed on a Vermont ski club wants to hold an auction of the properties this summer.

SMOKING BAN-ST. JOHNSBURY: A Vermont community has banned tobacco use on public property.

FAWN SEASON: The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding people to leave fawns alone, even those that appear to be abandoned because the mother usually isn’t far away.

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