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AP-RI--Rhode Island News Coverage Advisory, RI

September 27, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Rhode Island. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to AP Providence at 401-274-2270, or approvidence@ap.org. Mark Pratt is on the desk. AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. AP Providence Correspondent Michelle R. Smith can be reached at 401-274-2270 or mrsmith@ap.org.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES

ELECTION 2018-RHODE ISLAND GOVERNOR

The candidates for Rhode Island governor meet for their first debate. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and Republican Cranston Mayor Allan Fung will participate in the debate on WPRI-TV, along with former Republican lawmaker Joe Trillo, who’s running as an independent. By Michelle R. Smith. UPCOMING: 500 words.

MASSACHUSETTS GAMBLING-CHAIRMAN RESIGNS

The chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission resigned Wednesday over charges of bias in the agency’s ongoing investigation into Wynn Resorts. Chairman Stephen Crosby said in a letter that he’s stepping down effective immediately because both Wynn Resorts and Mohegan Sun recently accused him of prejudging the inquiry, which is in its final stages. He denied holding any prejudice but said he didn’t want to compromise the investigation. SENT: 425 words.

IN BRIEF

— BUS DRIVER STRIKE: The union representing bus drivers for Providence public schools will move forward with a planned strike against the bus company. SENT.

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