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21 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

WLNE-TV Providence

Nuala Pell passes away at 89

Nuala Pell, grandmother of Clay Pell and widow of the late Senator Claiborne Pell, passed Sunday morning in Newport at the age of 89. Mrs. Pell was recognized for her decades of service to Rhode Islanders.

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Related Topix: Salve Regina University

The Daily Caller

Dem senator 'couldn't be happier' defending...

Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse welcomed a fight with congressional Republicans over the merits of Obamacare - and then immediately forgot some of those merits himself.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat, Rhode Island Government, Representative Tim Scott, Republican, US House of Representatives, Conservative Political News

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Go Local

RI Public Radio Reporter Says Station Blocking Her Unemployment

RI Public Radio veteran reporter Flo Jonic says the RI-based station is blocking her ability to collect unemployment benefits after she was fired.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Turnto10.com

Bristol shellfishing areas are back open

Waters that were closed to shellfishing last week were re-opened on Saturday. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management lifted the ban for the waters of Bristol Harbor and Hog Island that were closed due to high flows and high fecal coliform levels.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Go Local

RI Speaker, Reps Visit Worcester Tech for Ideas to Improve Tech Ed

Several Rhode Island legislators visited Worcester Technical High School on Friday seeking ideas to strengthen technical career education in Rhode Island.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, North Smithfield, RI, Warwick, RI, Lincoln, RI

Examiner.com

Providence weather: Early showers, than a mostly sunny Saturday

Forecast discussion: A weak high pressure ridge kept sunshine over Providence during Friday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Weather

ABC News

Mediation in Rhode Island Pension Lawsuits Fails

Talks to salvage a proposed settlement designed to end the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul have failed and the original court challenge is moving ahead, both sides of the case said Friday.

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

WLNE-TV Providence

RI prepares for opening day of fishing

It's that time of year again. Many Rhode Islander's are bringing out their tackle boxes and fishing poles as they prepare for the opening day of fishing.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Warwickonline.com

Coastway lending honored by real estate professionals

LENDER OF THE YEAR: Members of the Coastway Community Bank mortgage loan team joined President and CEO Bill White, Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Officer Jana Planka and Senior Vice President Suzanne Fry to accept Rhode Island Housing's 2013 Participating Lender of the Year award at a breakfast for real estate professionals on April 1.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Rhode Island Government, Home Buying

Go Local

Rhode Island's 'Medicare Millionaires'

More than 4,000 doctors and other providers of health care services in Rhode Island received nearly $260 million in Medicare reimbursements in 2012, according to new federal data released yesterday.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Medicine, Rhode Island Government, Providence, RI

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Go Local

Legalized Marijuana Could Generate up to $82M for RI

A new report by Open Doors estimates Rhode Island could bring in between $21.5 million to $82 million in revenue from the current legislative proposal to tax and regulate marijuana.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Rhode Island Government, Providence College

Go Local

PODCAST: Is Pell's Campaign Dead?

Clay Pell is a mismanaged, weak candidate who doesn't have a chance at the Governor's Office, or he's a credible candidate with strong endorsements running a respectable first-time gubernatorial campaign.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Go Local

Don Roach: Rhode Island, You Are To Blame

Back in 2010, when I had just begun writing for GoLocal I made a video imploring Rhode Islanders to choose different representatives at the State House because we were in pension crisis mode and our economy was still in the tank.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative David Cicilline, Democrat, Rhode Island Government, Providence, RI

Turnto10.com

Grants available for 'pump-out' renovations, construction in RI

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is now accepting grant applications from public and private marinas and yacht clubs, looking to install or renovate their pump-out facilities.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

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