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Thursday Apr 17 | Go Local

Mattiello Receives Vote of Confidence from RI Business Leaders

While the Feds investigate his predecessor's campaign finance records, new House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello is getting high marks from local business leaders for his economic agenda.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government, Cranston, RI, Harvard University, East Providence, RI

Thursday Apr 17 | Mass Transit

RI: RIPTA to Curtail Weekend Service on Three Bus Routes

April 17--PROVIDENCE -- The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority plans to curtail weekend service on three of its bus routes that have low ridership and use those resources in other areas that have shown demand on the weekends.

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Related Topix: Providence, RI, East Providence, RI, Pawtucket, RI, Lincoln, RI

Thursday Apr 17 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Beer, Wine Bills Backed By R.I. Farm Breweries And Wineries, But Not Liquor Industry

Right now, in Rhode Island you pretty much have to go to a liquor store to stock up on beer for a dinner party.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government, Agriculture, Science

Thursday Apr 17 | BroadwayWorld.com

Trinity Rep and WBRU Hosts Under35@Veronica Meadows Today

Trinity Rep and WBRU announce their next Under35@TRC WBRU Night, Under35@Veronica Meadows, today, April 17. Sponsored by WBRU, Under35@TRC is Trinity Rep's membership program for theater goers between 21 and 35. Membership is free and includes $25 tickets to any Trinity Rep performance and invitations to special events.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Go Local

Guest MINDSETTERSa: Legislation Offers Incentives for Hiring

In keeping with the initiatives of the past two years in the Rhode Island legislature to make Rhode Island a better place to do business, to eliminate redundant red tape, to focus educational efforts on workforce development we think it is incumbent on us to find ways to help all kinds and sizes of business.

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WLNE-TV Providence

Department of Health declares flu widespread in RI

A second wave of flu has forced the Department of Health to declare it as widespread again in Rhode Island.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government, Medicine, Health, Influenza

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Rhode Island judge: Pension lawsuit may go forward

Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter denied the state's motion to dismiss the lawsuit, which was filed before the closed-door mediation began more than a year ago.

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

WLNE-TV Providence

Judge allows pension lawsuit to proceed

On Thursday, Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter rejected a motion by the State of Rhode Island to dismiss the matter.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Patch.com

Top 10 Places to Live in Rhode Island

The best place to live in Rhode Island? Westerly, according to Movoto , a real estate service.

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Related Topix: Best of 2007, Westerly, RI, Ashaway, RI, Hope Valley, RI, Cranston, RI

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Examiner.com

This week at the RI General Assembly: April 15,-April 17, 2014

Rhode Island 's legislative body, the General Assembly meets for a full session this week, which begins on Tuesday at the 4:00 p.m. and ends on Thursday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

WLNE-TV Providence

Man arrested for DWI 18 years after fatal DWI crash

Jamestown Police say Lawrence Brew, 54, was stopped on Rte. 138 on April 8 and refused to take a breathalyzer.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Go Local

Russell Moore: The Tyranny of the One Percent

Rhode Island talking heads and other assorted Arbiters of Truth and Justice have gotten themselves all worked up over the process to settle the state pension lawsuit.

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Related Topix: Providence, RI

WLNE-TV Providence

Nuala Pell passes away at 89

Nuala Pell, grandmother of Clay Pell and widow of the late Senator Claiborne Pell, passed Sunday morning in Newport at the age of 89. Mrs. Pell was recognized for her decades of service to Rhode Islanders.

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Related Topix: Salve Regina University

The Daily Caller

Dem senator 'couldn't be happier' defending...

Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse welcomed a fight with congressional Republicans over the merits of Obamacare - and then immediately forgot some of those merits himself.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat, Rhode Island Government, Representative Tim Scott, Republican, US House of Representatives, Conservative Political News

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Go Local

RI Public Radio Reporter Says Station Blocking Her Unemployment

RI Public Radio veteran reporter Flo Jonic says the RI-based station is blocking her ability to collect unemployment benefits after she was fired.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Turnto10.com

Bristol shellfishing areas are back open

Waters that were closed to shellfishing last week were re-opened on Saturday. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management lifted the ban for the waters of Bristol Harbor and Hog Island that were closed due to high flows and high fecal coliform levels.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Fri Apr 11, 2014

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RI Speaker, Reps Visit Worcester Tech for Ideas to Improve Tech Ed

Several Rhode Island legislators visited Worcester Technical High School on Friday seeking ideas to strengthen technical career education in Rhode Island.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, North Smithfield, RI, Warwick, RI, Lincoln, RI

Examiner.com

Providence weather: Early showers, than a mostly sunny Saturday

Forecast discussion: A weak high pressure ridge kept sunshine over Providence during Friday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Weather

ABC News

Mediation in Rhode Island Pension Lawsuits Fails

Talks to salvage a proposed settlement designed to end the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul have failed and the original court challenge is moving ahead, both sides of the case said Friday.

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

WLNE-TV Providence

RI prepares for opening day of fishing

It's that time of year again. Many Rhode Islander's are bringing out their tackle boxes and fishing poles as they prepare for the opening day of fishing.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

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