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AP-RI--Rhode Island News Digest 1:30 pm, RI

November 6, 2018

Good afternoon. 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 the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407.

New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or bsikes@ap.org.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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Voters choose a governor, U.S. senator and other officials in Rhode Island. By Jennifer McDermott. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated after polls close at 8 p.m., photos.


— Election 2018-Rhode Island-The Latest, with breaking election developments.

— Election 2018-Governor-Rhode Island, spot coverage of the race between Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and Republican challenger Allan Fung. AP Photos planned from Raimondo rally.

— Election 2018-Senate-Rhode Island, spot coverage of Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s re-election bid.

— Election 2018-House-Rhode Island, spot coverage of Rhode Island’s two congressional contests.

— Election 2018-Ballot Questions-Rhode Island, spot coverage of ballot measures.

— Election 2018-House Speaker-Rhode Island, spot coverage of the Democratic House speaker’s re-election bid.

— Election 2018-Providence Mayor-Rhode Island, spot coverage of the Democratic Providence mayor’s re-election bid.


Lower taxes and a jump in prescriptions helped push CVS Health past third-quarter expectations. The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain said Tuesday that prescription volume in stores open at least a year jumped 9 percent, which nudged revenue from its retail-long-term care business up more than 6 percent to about $20.9 billion. SENT: 450 words.


— GIRLFRIEND KILLING-NEW TRIAL: The Rhode Island Supreme Court has allowed a man to seek a new trial in the 2009 shooting death of his teenage girlfriend. SENT.

— HARBOR RESCUE: Police say a woman who was rescued last month from the Newport Harbor in Rhode Island has died. SENT.

— SUBSTANCE ABUSE VICTIMS-GRANT: Rhode Island has received a $750,000 federal grant to help children affected by substance abuse. SENT.

— VACANT PROPERTY TAX: Providence city officials say they have established a tax on vacant and abandoned properties citywide. SENT.

— MACKEREL SHUTDOWN: The federal government is shutting down a chunk of the Atlantic Ocean fishery for a species of mackerel for several months. SENT.



Siena at Providence, 6:30 p.m.

Bryant at Rhode Island, 7 p.m.


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