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3 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law

6 hrs ago | Warwickonline.com

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.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government, Warwick, RI, Life, Hobbies, Embroidery

Mon Jul 21, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

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A state senator from Stonington is in serious condition at a Rhode Island hospital after falling from an outside staircase at his home.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

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.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

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.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Ken Block

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Turnto10.com

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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.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Washington Examiner

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.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government, Health Insurance, Health

Turnto10.com

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.

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Related Topix: Guns, Rhode Island Government, Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI

Turnto10.com

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.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Ken Block, Cranston, RI

RepMan

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.

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

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Turnto10.com

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.

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

Daily Kos

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.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government, Pension, US News, Liberal Political News

Patch.com

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.

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Related Topix: Hopkinton, RI, East Greenwich, RI, University of Rhode Island, Entomology, Science, Cranston, RI

Connecticut Post

Connecticut's roads among worst in

Connecticut has a new distinction -- the state's roads are the roughest in the nation and its bridges are not far behind, scoring third place for being in the worst condition.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Connecticut Government, Nevada Government, Nevada, Wyoming Government, Arizona, Wyoming, Arizona Government, Rhode Island Government

WLNE-TV Providence

Newly engaged Will Middlebrooks and Jenny Dell spend time in Newport

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Red Sox third basemen Will Middlebrooks is engaged to former sideline reporter Jenny Dell.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Regulating the flow

Speaking of places to swim, there's always Wallum Lake Recreation Area in Douglas, which has been popular with residents of both Massachusetts and Rhode Island for many years.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Mon Jul 14, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

GOP Candidates Wants Tougher Lobbying and Ethics Law in RI

This comes on the heels of the Secretary of State's investigation into Michael Corso, who had a secret deal to lobby on behalf of "38 studios" for $300,000 thousand dollars per year.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Ken Block, Rhode Island Government

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Patch.com

State Corrections Security Specialist Arrested for Buying Personal Ammo with Prison Funds

Gerald J. Masso, 53, a security specialist for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, has been charged with two felony counts of fraudulent conversion after he allegedly bought more than $4,600 worth of ammunition for himself using a corrections department line of credit.

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Related Topix: Prison, Rhode Island Government

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Turnto10.com

2 Warwick beaches reopen to swimming

The state health department has recommended the reopening of two Warwick beaches that had high levels of bacteria in the water.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Turnto10.com

Chafee nominates new director of administration

The Democrat's office said Thursday he's nominating Steven Hartford to replace Richard Licht.

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