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Three-quarters the annual spending of a public health fund aimed at gambling addiction will go to initiatives backed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health under an agreement signed yesterday by state gambling regulators.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Miriam Hospital physician advocates awareness, collaboration to combat peaking hep C virus
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., director of The Miriam Hospital's HIV/Viral Hepatitis Coinfection program, states in the July, 2014 Rhode Island Medical Journal special edition, "RI Defeats Hep C" that eliminating hepatitis c virus infection is feasible, can provide economic benefits, enhance capacity to address other health challenges, and improve health ... (more)
Rhode Island-Inspired Works on Display at Gilbert Stuart Museum
Rhode Island is truly an artists' paradise, with inspiration in everything from urban street scenes in Newport and Providence, to majestic landscapes from farm to sea.
Whole Foods recalls items made with recalled fruit
The Rhode Island Department of Health on Thursday says the items were made in Whole Foods stores in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
High bacteria found at Scarborough Beach
The Rhode Island Department of Health said Thursday that water quality tests will continue at Scarborough Beach.
Opinions differ on offering sanctuary to alien children
If and when there is a request from the federal government, I will share it publicly," Governor Lincoln Chafee said in a public statement Monday night.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Kickemuit reopens to harvesting after sewage leak
State environmental officials are reopening the Kickemuit River to shellfish harvesting after a sewage overflow from a Bristol pump station last month.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Silicon Alley Insider
The Strange Story Of How Rhode Island Accidentally Legalized Prostitution
For a brief period of history, Rhode Island was the only state where prostitution was legal in every county.
Everything Rhode Island is right here in Warwick
FAMILY TIME: Three generations of the Cabral family worked together to open Ocean State Apparel & More on Post Road.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
CBS 3 Springfield
A state senator from Stonington is in serious condition at a Rhode Island hospital after falling from an outside staircase at his home.
Rhode Island Department of Health News
HEALTH Alerts Public: Wawona Packing Co. Takes Precautionary Step of ...
Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, California is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches , nectarines , plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12,2014 due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The Coventry Courier
Block, Kettle, Morgan assail CCFD bill process
During a brief press conference held at the Westwood Estates Community Center, GOP gubernatorial Candidate Ken Block spoke out against local legislatures going against the votes of the people in the Central Coventry Fire District to pass the bills that will continue to drive up taxes.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
A 2-year-old boy from Massachusetts fell into a campfire at the Burlingame State Park, a Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management spokesperson confirmed Sunday night.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Health insurance commissioner OKs 2015 premiums
Rhode Island's health insurance commissioner announced premium rates for 2015 that include single-digit increases for most insurers and a decrease for one.
Democratic candidates for governor debate immigration, gun control
NBC 10's "Voice of the Voter" Democratic gubernatorial debate centered around how to fix Rhode Island's economy by changing its reputation, and how each candidate considered himself or herself different from any other Rhode Island governor in the past.
Republican governor candidates spar in NBC 10 debate
Citing the state's high unemployment and "broken" economy as major issues, Republican gubernatorial candidates Allan Fung and Ken Block faced off Thursday in a debate moderated by NBC 10's Bill Rappleye.
The Biggest Problem for the Smallest State
"If it ain't broke, why fix it?" is a saying with which many are familiar. But how about: "If it is broke, let's just keep doing the same thing over and over?" While it sounds ridiculous, I'm convinced it's the new motto for my home state of Rhode Island and the root cause of its branding problem.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
No West Nile found in latest mosquito testing
State environmental officials say they have found no West Nile virus in the latest batch of mosquitoes tested in Rhode Island.
RI-Gov: Angel Taveras (D) Keeps On Hitting Gina Raimondo (D) Over Ties To Wall Street
There are a few primaries that are important to watch and the Rhode Island Democratic Primary for Governor is one that deserves some special attention.
URI Researchers using Bugs to Fight Invasive Plant in Rhode Island
In select spots in Cranston, East Greenwich and Hopkinton, an army of tiny weevils are munching on a feast of mile-a-minute, an aggressive non-native plant with Far East origins that has been steadily encroaching native habitats in Rhode Island.