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

August 1, 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 AP Providence at 401-274-2270, or approvidence@ap.org. Sarah Betancourt 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.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo continues to raise substantially more money than her challengers in her re-election bid. Campaign finance reports filed Tuesday show she raised more than $1.2 million this spring, starting July with $3.9 million in the bank. Democratic challenger Matt Brown raised about $77,000. His ending cash balance was $41,000. The reports show that Cranston Mayor Allan Fung raised the most for the Republican primary, with about $245,000. By Jennifer McDermott. SENT: 353 words.


—ENGLISH INSTRUCTION: Rhode Island is expediting a program to certify more Providence educators to teach English as a second language. SENT: 105 words.

— SCHOOL SECURITY: Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is urging schools to use part of a $10.5 million school construction fund to make important repairs to school security. SENT: 130 words.

— ALGAE WARNING — Rhode Island officials are warning people to stay clear of the Slack Reservoir because of a potentially dangerous blue-green algae bloom.

— RHODE ISLAND AIRPORT — T.F. Green Airport is receiving a federal grant to improve runways and protect wetlands near the facility.

— BEACHES REOPEN — The Rhode Island Department of Health has reopened all of the state’s beaches that were closed for high bacteria levels.



BOSTON — Jake Arrieta struck out seven in seven strong innings and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a four-game slide with a 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. The Red Sox are off Wednesday before starting a series with the rival New York Yankees.


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