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40 min ago | Daily Kos

Why my friend Clay Pell, D-RI, should become the nation's youngest governor

In 2002, as now, it was not hard to spot future politicos at Harvard's freshman activity fair.

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Related Topix: US News, Activism, Rhode Island Government

4 hrs ago | Turnto10.com

Mosquitoes test negative for West Nile

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

9 hrs ago | Patch.com

Straight from the Source -- Newport Lobster Shack Kitchen Opens

They say there's no better way to enjoy fresh seafood in Rhode Island than going to the docks and getting it right from the source.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Jack Reed, Democrat, Rhode Island Government, Life, Food, Seafood, Newport, RI, Local Food

13 hrs ago | Patch.com

Deadline Nears for Grants to Serve RI's African American Community

15 to apply for grants from the Black Philanthropy Initiative , a field-of-interest fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.

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Related Topix: African-American, Rhode Island Government

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Narragansett to hold 3rd annual fishing contest

Rhode Island's Department of Environmental Management is teaming up with the town of Narragansett for a charity fishing contest and seafood festival.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government, Seafood, Life, Food, Food Festival

WHAS11

Veteran vs. newcomer for Rhode Island treasurer

Former Treasurer Frank Caprio is seeking a second term against a political newcomer frustrated with Rhode Island's failure to rebound from the recession.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government, Frank Caprio, US Governors, Michigan

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Examiner.com

Labor Day 2014 closings: Are banks, DMV, post office, Walmart, Costco open?

Labor Day is observed Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, and many people will be surprised as to what's open and what's closed on Labor Day this year.

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Related Topix: Life, Labor Day, Holidays, Rhode Island Government

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Turnto10.com

Year ends with $68M surplus; most already used

The state of Rhode Island ended the last fiscal year with a $68 million surplus, though $59 has already been used to close a hole in the General Assembly's current year spending plan.

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

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Patch.com

Paiva Weed Names Thomas L. Papa as Chief of Staff

Mr. Papa has served since 2009 as Associate Director of the government relations firm F/S Capitol Consulting, LLC, where he has represented a diverse client base.

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Related Topix: Roger Williams University

Patch.com

Planning to Vote in RI? There's an App for That

The Rhode Island Secretary of State's office has released a new mobile app for iPhone and Android devices that puts detailed voter information at your fingertips.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government, iPhone

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Clinton to campaign in Rhode Island for Magaziner

Magaziner is the son of former Clinton administration policy adviser Ira Magaziner.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

Hispanic Business

RI's Capital Good Fund Wins $125,000 Community Development Grant

"I am pleased has won this competitive grant to help lift more Rhode Islanders out of poverty through equitable financial services.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Miami Herald

Democratic hopefuls go on offensive in TV debate

The leading Democratic hopefuls for Rhode Island governor each went on the offensive in a live televised debate, as the campaign heads into the final two weeks before the Sept.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

WLNE-TV Providence

Pell defends resume with statements from superiors

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Clay Pell is defending his resume against recent attacks from his opponent Angel Taveras.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

WLNE-TV Providence

Mosquitoes test negative for West Nile

Rhode Island environmental officials say they have found no West Nile virus in the latest batch of mosquitoes tested in the state.

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

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Narragansett Times

Sea level rise will decrease wetlands

Rising sea levels will eventually cover marsh wetlands, causing its vegetation to migrate inland if the conditions are amendable.

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The Miami Herald

RI unveils new voter app for mobile devices

The Rhode Island secretary of state's office has unveiled a new application, designed to assist voters from mobile devices such as cellphones and tablets.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Miami Herald

Block touts business acumen in governor's campaign

Every tax season, Ken Block says, his accountant tells him to move his businesses to Massachusetts to save on taxes and fees.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Ken Block, 9, Cranston, RI, Healthcare Law, Law

Connecticut Post

A gambler plays the slots on the floor of the Mohegan Sun Casino on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009.

A gambler plays the slots on the floor of the Mohegan Sun Casino on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009.Photo: Phil Noel, Connecticut Post Foxwoods Resort Casino and the Mohegan Sun in 2007 pumped a whopping $430 million in combined revenue into state coffers -- representing 25 percent of their overall slot machine take.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Rhode Island Government

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Health News

Opioid Prescription Data Now Available on HEALTH's Website

Beginning today the Rhode Island Department of Health is thought to be the first state to make data from its Prescription Monitoring Program available to the public on the Department's website.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

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