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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Kayarian Wants Lower Gas Prices

A businessman - who made his millions in the automotive trade - his big concern now is the student loan debt being run up by college students in the "I never realized you guys owned so much money.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Narragansett Beer stars in new campaign commercial

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo released a TV commercial Wednesday using the story of the beer's rise, fall - and rise again - to highlight her plans for a manufacturing resurgence.

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Related Topix: Drink, Beer

Albany Times Union

Data: Connecticut, Maine have slow economic growth

Economic growth in New England has been slowest in Connecticut and Maine since the end of the recession in 2009, according to new federal statistics released Wednesday.

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Related Topix: M. Jodi Rell, US Governors

The Phoenix

What does it mean to be a Democrat in Rhode Island?

The Governor of Rhode Island is a Democrat. So are the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, general treasurer, and attorney general.

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

Examiner.com

Rhode Island's most interesting place?

Panoramic views of Mount Hope Bay and the Sakonnet River may be seen from Fort Barton's 30-foot observation tower.

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Related Topix: Tiverton, RI, Providence, RI

Mon Aug 18, 2014

EcoRI.org

R.I. Lawmakers Grade Well on Environmental Issues

The Environment Council of Rhode Island recently released its biennial Green Report Card for the 2013 and 2014 General Assembly sessions.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

WLNE-TV Providence

Remaining mosquitoes test negative for West Nile

Rhode Island environmental officials say the remaining mosquitoes in the most recent batch tested for West Nile virus have showed no further sign of the disease.

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

TheDay.Com

In Rhode Island governor's race, Raimondo touts her pension fix

At first, Gina Raimondo thought solving Rhode Island's pension problem was just a matter of math: Billions of dollars of unfunded benefits were owed to the state's teachers, police officers, firefighters and others.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, US Governors, Ken Block

Sun Aug 17, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

In governor's race, Raimondo touts her pension fix

Gina Raimondo highlights her overhaul of Rhode Island's pension system as a key qualification in her gubernatorial bid, saying she took on a difficult problem and didn't blink in crafting a solution.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Sat Aug 16, 2014

WHJJ-AM Providence

RI Will No Longer Require Warrant for Detainers

Rhode Island will no longer require a warrant before the Department of Corrections honors an immigration detainer, pulling back from a policy Gov. Lincoln Chafee instituted a month ago.

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

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