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10 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

19 hrs ago | 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

Yesterday | 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

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Independent

Rhode Island: This compact slice of New England packs a punch

It may be the smallest of America's 50 states, but Rhode Island has a lot to offer, with an arty capital, shoreside mansions and fine beaches Chris Leadbeater is a full-time travel journalist who has written for The Independent since 2009.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Newport, RI

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Rhode Island primary: Sep. 09, 2014

Sep. 09,2014 is Rhode Island primary day.This year there are two primaries this election cycle because more than one candidate exists for each party's spot on the general election ballot in November.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government, US Governors, Ken Block

Warwickonline.com

Kent launches initiative with - overdose antidote'

SULLIVAN: Dr. James Sullivan, from Butler Hospital, hopes to see a decrease in overdose-related deaths by having Narcan more accessible to at-risk patients.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Rhode Island Department of Health News

DEM, HEALTH Report First Positive West Nile Virus Finding in...

The Department of Environmental Management and the Rhode Island Department of Health encourage residents to protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases after this week's hard rains by eliminating mosquito breeding grounds and avoiding mosquito bites.

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

Wed Aug 13, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

Heavy rain may bring flooding to Rhode Island

The National Weather Service is warning of possible flash floods in parts of Rhode Island as a storm hits southern New England with rainfall rates of 3 to 5 inches an hour.

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Related Topix: Weather, Cranston, RI, Warwick, RI, Barrington, RI

TheAlternativePress.com

Sparta Students Earn Dean's List

Three Sparta students have been named to the Dean's List of Sparta. According to the university, "M ore than 4,000 undergraduates have qualified for the Spring 2014 Dean's List.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Cybercast News Service

NIH Spends $280K to Empower Women to Make Contraceptive Choices ... in JailCNS

The federal government spent $279,789 in taxpayer funds "to improve contraceptive use for incarcerated women" who are soon to be released from jail.

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Related Topix: Prison, Rhode Island Government

WLNE-TV Providence

Rhode Islanders Remember Robin Williams; Advocate for Mental Health

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.com It was the final night of the famed Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1992.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Toys, Celebrities, Robin Williams, Rhode Island Government

WLNE-TV Providence

Possible insurance fraud phone scam targeting Rhode Islanders

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is warning Rhode Islanders of a new phone scam targeting Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI members.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Tests for West Nile, EEE negative in Rhode Island

The Department of Environmental Management on Tuesday released results for tests they did of mosquitoes trapped during the week of July 28. They say they have found no mosquitoes so far this year with either West Nile or EEE.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Mon Aug 11, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy Stumps for Some Rhode Island Candidates

"He's a fresh face, who's got a lot on the ball and I think he's going to be the kind of person we need in that General Treasurer's office," said former Rep. Patrick Kennedy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Patrick Kennedy, Democrat, Rhode Island Government

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