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

August 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORY

LEGAL MARIJUANA-MASSACHUSETTS

State marijuana regulators plan to vote Thursday on provisional licenses for three more pot shops, which would bringing to six the number approved so far. When any of these stores might open remains to be seen, however, as the Cannabis Control Commission has yet to license testing labs that are required to screen cannabis products for THC concentration and possible contaminants. Developing on merits.

IN BRIEF:

— SUPERINTENDENT RESIGNS: A Rhode Island school district has hired an auditor to review the expenses of a former superintendent accused of misusing school funds. SENT: 120 words.

SPORTS

RED-SOX-BLUE JAYS

The surging Boston Red Sox look to complete a sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays. Game starts at 7 p.m.

WASHINGTON-PATRIOTS

The defending AFC champion New England Patriots host Washington on Thursday night in their exhibition season opener. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Kickoff 7:30 p.m.

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