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4 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Coventry Walmart evacuated for bomb threat

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com The Coventry Police Department responded to the Super Walmart at 650 Centre of New England Blvd in for reports of a bomb threat.

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5 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Beach Concession Stands Cited for 73 Health Code Violations

This despite the fact that this stand and others at wheeler and Misquamicut Beaches were cited for 73 health code violations, some rather shocking.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

11 hrs ago | WHJJ-AM Providence

Warren Town Beach Reopened to Swimming

The Rhode Island Department of Health said Thursday water quality tests show that bacteria levels have returned to within acceptable limits.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

15 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Health violations at Caprio, Palumbo beach stands

Rhode Island's Health Department found more than 70 violations in July in concession stands at three state beaches.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Turnto10.com

Group wants immigration detainer order extended

More than two dozen protesters showed up unannounced in Gov. Lincoln Chafee's office Thursday to demand he extend his policy requiring a warrant for immigration detainers to all state agencies he oversees.

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Related Topix: Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rhode Island Government

Turnto10.com

ACI visitation program focuses on parent-child time

Many people figure they're thieves, crooks, monsters deserving of their fate. It hardly crosses our minds they could be fathers or mothers.

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Related Topix: Prison, Rhode Island Government, Parenting

Examiner.com

Rhode Island: 2014 elections

On Nov. 04, Rhode Island voters go to the voting booth to decide who will represent them at both the local and national level.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, James Langevin, Democrat, US Senate, Jack Reed, Rhode Island Government

Warwickonline.com

City beaches have worst water quality, report says

Watershed Counts is a collaborative initiative by the Coastal Institute at the University of Rhode Island and the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island Government, University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI

WLNE-TV Providence

Dee from the Desk: Putting RI Out of Business

The business recently turned to crowd funding to raise $150,000 in order to avoid having to close shop.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

Teachers' union official cleared of cyberstalking

Leidecker is the deputy executive director at the National Education Association of Rhode Island.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Warwickonline.com

Call goes out for decendents of those who served in Civil War

SOLDIERS: Kentish Guards, soldiers in the Civil War, stand together in this old photograph.

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Related Topix: Kent County, RI, East Greenwich, RI, Greene, RI

Warwickonline.com

Leading a cause so others won't suffer

"It is a relief knowing I didn't go through everything for nothing. I have made a difference in this world.

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Related Topix: Health, Breast Cancer, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US Politics, Rhode Island Government, Connecticut, Connecticut Government

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Health News

Investigation Continues Into Remains Discovered at Pennine Funeral Home

The Rhode Island Department of Health and the Providence Police Department are continuing their investigation into the remains of eight individuals found at Pennine Funeral Home in Providence on July 25, 2014.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

WLNE-TV Providence

Rhode Islander's save hundreds with home upgrades

By: Alexandra Cowley acowley@abc6.com You could be wasting hundreds of dollars on your electric and gas bills, but National Grid is hoping to change that.

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Sunherald.com

No West Nile, encephalitis found in mosquitoes

The state Department of Environmental Management reported Monday that test results from all 67 mosquito samples taken from over two dozen traps set statewide during the week of July 14 came back negative for both West Nile and eastern equine encephalitis.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Rhode Island Government

The Miami Herald

Gas prices drop 4 cents in Rhode Island

Gas prices in Rhode Island have fallen another 4 cents, but they're still a lot higher than the national average.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

JD Supra

Another Increase in the Rhode Island Minimum Wage to $9/Hour

On July 3, 2014, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signed into law a measure that will raise the state's minimum wage to $9.00 per hour, effective January 1, 2015.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island Government, US Governors, January, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC

The Narragansett Times

Efforts continue to get RI fishermen a seat on MAFMC

For nearly a decade Rhode Island has been trying to obtain a seat on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Jack Reed, Democrat, Rhode Island Government

Medical News Today

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)

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, HIV/AIDS, Rhode Island Government, Liver Cancer, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Aiken Standard

Tick checks urged year after Lyme disease peaked

The Vermont Department of Health is advising residents who spend time outdoors to do daily tick checks this summer, a year after the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease in the state peaked.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Health, Vermont, Vermont Government, Rhode Island Government

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