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2 hrs ago | 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

2 hrs ago | 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

3 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

Rhode Island is Already Hosting Over 100 Border Children

"If they qualify for what's called Special Immigration Juvenile Status, that will give them residency - which is basically a Green Card - that gives them documentation here and they are legal and they will reside her legally," said immigration attorney Hans Bremer.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Washington Examiner

Jobless Rhode Islanders must soon post resumes

Unemployed Rhode Islanders will soon be obligated to post their resumes to an online job board or lose their unemployment benefits.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

WLNE-TV Providence

WaterFire to help raise awareness of hepatitis C

The checks are part of a campaign to eliminate hepatitis C in the state that is being spearheaded by Dr. Lynn Taylor.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health

Boston Herald

The Ticker

Three-quarters the annual spending of a public health fund aimed at gambling addiction will go to initiatives backed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health under an agreement signed yesterday by state gambling regulators.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Rhode Island Government, Life, Fruits, Food

Thu Jul 24, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Miriam Hospital 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

Patch.com

Rhode Island-Inspired Works on Display at Gilbert Stuart Museum

Rhode Island is truly an artists' paradise, with inspiration in everything from urban street scenes in Newport and Providence, to majestic landscapes from farm to sea.

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Related Topix: Newport, RI, Providence, RI, Saunderstown, RI, Chepachet, RI

Connecticut Post

Whole Foods recalls items made with recalled fruit

The Rhode Island Department of Health on Thursday says the items were made in Whole Foods stores in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Rhode Island Government

WLNE-TV Providence

High bacteria found at Scarborough Beach

The Rhode Island Department of Health said Thursday that water quality tests will continue at Scarborough Beach.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Warwickonline.com

Opinions differ on offering sanctuary to alien children

If and when there is a request from the federal government, I will share it publicly," Governor Lincoln Chafee said in a public statement Monday night.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, Immigration Reform, US Governors, Deval Patrick, Warwick, RI, Opinion

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

Kickemuit reopens to harvesting after sewage leak

State environmental officials are reopening the Kickemuit River to shellfish harvesting after a sewage overflow from a Bristol pump station last month.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Tue Jul 22, 2014

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

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

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