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17 hrs ago | WHJJ-AM Providence

Bill Calls for "Green Cleaning" in Schools

A bill introduced in the Rhode Island House calls for the use of environmentally friendlier cleaning products at schools to lessen any impact on student health and the environment.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

22 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

Rhode Island Homeowners Seek FEMA Grants to Elevate Houses

Some Rhode Island residents are seeking federal grant money to help pay for elevating their homes to reduce the risk of flooding - and avoid spikes in flood insurance rates.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News, Rhode Island Government

22 hrs ago | Go Local

Politics | NEW: Taveras Unveils Plan to Make RI an Environmental Leader

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras joined with Rhode Island State Representative Art Handy on Tuesday to introduce his plan to make Rhode Island America's leader in environmental stewardship as the state's next Governor.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government, Providence, RI

23 hrs ago | Politico

SCOTUS hears political speech law challenge today - Rhode Island...

TODAY: SCOTUS HEARS CHALLENGE TO POLITICAL SPEECH LAW - The Supreme Court won't actually be considering Obamacare in the case it's hearing today, but questions about whether anti-abortion groups can charge that it allows taxpayer funding of abortion led to the lawsuit in the first place.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Rhode Island Government, Representative Jim Jordan, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Driehaus, Democrat

Yesterday | Washington Times

RI court upholds state's firing of livery service

The Rhode Island Supreme Court has upheld the state's firing of a company that had delivered human remains to the medical examiner's office since 1998.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Mon Apr 21, 2014

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Ri Dem Offers Ideas for Celebrating Earth Day 2014

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is encouraging Rhode Islanders to celebrate Earth Day - Tuesday, April 22 - by joining a local clean up, taking easy steps to improve the environment or simply getting outdoors and enjoying nature in a state parks and management areas.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Ledger-Enquirer.com

AAA: Gas prices up 4 cents to $3.64 a gallon

The latest weekly price report from AAA Southern New England, released Monday found the average cost of a gallon of regular self-serve in the state is $3.64.

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Washington Times

Rhode Islanders seek grants to elevate homes

Some Rhode Island residents are seeking federal grant money to help pay for elevating their homes to reduce the risk of flooding - and avoid spikes in flood insurance rates.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News

Thu Apr 17, 2014

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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

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

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

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

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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

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