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

August 23, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 meeting Thursday could approve independent testing laboratories later this month, clearing what’s been a key roadblock to opening up the first retail pot shops in Massachusetts. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: More on merits.

IN BRIEF:

— BIOMEDICAL CENTER-WARWICK: A Rhode Island developer has announced plans for a new biomedical facility. Warwick Mayor Joseph Solomon and Johnston-based Carpionato Group unveiled the design for the Ortho Rhode Island facility Wednesday. SENT.

— MAYOR-SLANDER: A judge has ruled in favor of a Rhode Island mayor who had been accused of slander by a city councilwoman. SENT.

SPORTS

INDIANS-RED SOX

The Boston Red Sox wrap up a four-game series against the Cleveland Indians. Game starts at 1:05 p.m.

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