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

November 6, 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 until 4:30 p.m. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Voters choose a governor, U.S. senator and other officials in Rhode Island. By Jennifer McDermott. SENT: 350 words. Will be updated after polls close at 8 p.m., photos.

WITH:

— 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.

CVS HEALTH RESULTS

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: 240 words.

IN BRIEF:

— 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.

SPORTS:

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Siena at Providence, 6:30 p.m.

Bryant at Rhode Island, 7 p.m.

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