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19 min ago | Go Local

7 Finalists Named in 2014 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition

Seven finalists have been named in the 2014 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition, and will share more than $200,000 in prizes when winners are announced next week.

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Related Topix: Providence, RI, Pawtucket, RI, Brown University

1 hr ago | Hispanic Business

R.I. gubernatorial candidate Raimondo unwraps plan to help state prepare for climate change

Raimondo made her presentation while touring solar energy facilities at in a big way.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Solar Energy, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

5 hrs ago | Time

These 2 States Have the Most Pride

In a new Gallup poll asked Americans to rate their state as a place to live, Montanans and Alaskans had more state pride than the rest of the U.S. Three of four Montanans and Alaskans said their state was the best or one of the best places to reside.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government, Illinois, Illinois Government

9 hrs ago | Business Wire

Fitch Affirms Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Auth's Revs at 'A'; Outlook to Negative from Stable

The outlook is revised to Negative from Stable. The Negative Outlook reflects uncertainty surrounding the authority's capital program, with both the Claiborne Pell and Mount Hope bridges requiring considerable maintenance investment in the near and medium-term.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Go Local

TRENDER: Rick Benjamin, Rhode Island Poet Laureate

Who are the Rhode Islanders leading in arts, fashion, food, and style? They're Trenders, and GoLocalProv offers a glimpse of the people you most want to know on the scene.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Rhode Island School of Design, Goddard College, Brown University, Education Etc.

WLNE-TV Providence

Rhode Islander a candidate for Sexiest Vegan contest

He gave up eating meat and other animal based products seven years ago. Bate works in the fitness industry and owns south county adventure boot camp for women.

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The Phoenix

Looking for a growth industry in RI? Eat something local

This year, Rhode Islanders have heard speeches about the State of the State , the State of Education , and the State of the State's Health .

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

The Phoenix

Is our government bloated?

April 26 marks a kind of debut for the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, the self-described "idea factory" that states its mission on forms it recently submitted to the IRS: "to relentlessly promote free market solutions to solve the critical economic, educational and governance issues facing the state and associated local governments ... (more)

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Related Topix: Smithfield, RI, Middletown, RI, Cranston, RI

Patch.com

Eat out Thursday, Help AIDS Project RI - It's Dining Out for Life

If you're not sure what to make for dinner on Thursday, don't bother checking the fridge.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Cumberland, RI, East Greenwich, RI, Narragansett, RI, Newport, RI

Tue Apr 22, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Go Local

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

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

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

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