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AP-CT--Connecticut News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, CT

September 20, 2018

Editors, news directors:

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Connecticut. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and can be directed to Mike Melia at 860-246-6876 or mmelia@ap.org.

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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNORS-TAX RETURNS

Races for governor this year have echoes of one aspect of the 2016 presidential race. In several states, candidates are refusing to release their tax returns. That’s true even in states with a long tradition of candidates releasing their tax information. By Marc Levy. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 10 a.m.

LEGAL MARIJUANA-MASSACHUSETTS

Marijuana regulators in Massachusetts have issued nearly a dozen provisional retail licenses and are scheduled to consider four more applications on Thursday. But the question remains: When will the first recreational pot shops in the eastern U.S. finally be able to open for business? By Bob Salsberg. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates from meeting starting at 1 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— GANG ENFORCER SENTENCED: A man described by federal authorities as an “enforcer” for a New Haven gang affiliated with the Bloods street gang has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. SENT: 130 words.

— CROSSWALK SIGNS-HARTFORD: A community organization has installed new crosswalk signs in Hartford. Transport Hartford has installed 30 signs around the city so far. The organization analyzed crash data, with the help of teen interns, to determine where the signs were needed. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

RED SOX-YANKEES

The Red Sox try again to clinch the AL East as Eduardo Rodriguez takes the mound against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees in New York. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

METS-NATIONALS

Jason Vargas moves back into the rotation for the Mets Thursday night and will oppose Max Scherzer and the Nationals in the opener of a four-game series at Washington. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

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