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  1. Health | Hospital Association of Rhode Island Releases Joint Statement on Ebola PreparednessRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Go Local

    The Hospital Association of Rhode Island has released a statement on RI's preparedness for a possible Ebola outbreak. HARI represents Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, Landmark Medical Center, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, Providence VA Medical Center, Roger Williams Medical Center, South County Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital and Westerly Hospital), Lifespan, the Rhode Island Department of Health, Rhode Island State Nurses Association, Rhode Island Medical Society, and Rhode Island Academy of Physician Assistants.

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  2. Transportation Issues Roll Toward Election DayRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | National Conference of State Legislatures

    While the signing of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 did grant a temporary reprieve to some of the immediate infrastructure crush, states are focused on sustainable transportation funding more than ever and aren't waiting until push comes to shove on a very uncertain federal front to find solutions. In at least six states, the transportation issues will stay in the headlines through Election Day.

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  3. eugene_volokhRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    The Providence Journal reported on this interesting case in late July , but I've only now gotten the judge's opinion , which I thought I'd post. Here's an excerpt from the Providence Journal article: Judge Susan E. McGuirl ruled that the emails sent by John A. Leidecker, an assistant executive director with the National Education Association of Rhode Island, mocking then-state Rep. Douglas W. Gablinske for his positions on bridge tolls, the school funding formula and contract issues were protected political speech under the First Amendmenta .

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  4. GoLocalProv | Politics | RI’s Second Most Important Race to be Decided by Less Than 11,000 VotesRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Go Local

    The second most important race in Rhode Island this year will most likely be decided by less than 11,000 votes. While the race for Governor takes top billing this year statewide, the outcome of Senate District 13 - Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed's seat in Newport and Jamestown -- is gearing up to be a hotly contested battle between the incumbent and newcomer Republican Mike Smith.

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  5. GoLocalProv | Politics | Guest MINDSETTERa„˘ Ken Block Vote YES on Question 3Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Go Local

    ... #3. Approve the constitutional convention so we can reform our broken system of government and make Rhode Island government operate like other, better-run states. With your help, a Constitutional Convention will bring the reforms we need to turn our ...

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  6. Beale: Why a GOP Candidate Has a Shot in Dark-Blue Rhode IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | National Review Online

    Within the past four years, the smallest city in the state went bankrupt, and the biggest one - the capital, no less - almost did. Rhode Island has been dogged by the highest or near-highest unemployment rate in the nation and has ranked dead last in a seemingly endless parade of national surveys of business-friendliness.

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  7. RI nurses say they aren't ready for EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    Nurses in Rhode Island don't feel adequately prepared to deal with Ebola, according to a union's survey released Monday. The survey found that about 80 percent of health care professionals who responded feel their workplace is unprepared to treat a patient with Ebola or believe more should be done to get ready.

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  8. Rhode Island DEM gets newly trained police dogRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WLNE-TV Providence

    's Department of Environmental Management has a newly trained police dog. Eighteen-month-old Bear was honored today at a ceremony marking his certification as a police utility dog by the North American Police Work Dog Association.

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  9. The 15 Most Competitive RI General Assembly Races of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WHJJ-AM Providence

    Election Day is two weeks from Tuesday -- and here are some of the most competitive General Assembly races in Rhode Island.

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  10. RI--Rhode Island News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, RIRead the original story

    Yesterday | Washington Times

    Good morning. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Rhode Island.

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  11. GoLocalProv | Business | Mattiello and Paiva Weed Say Vote Yes on Question 4 for URIRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Go Local

    Recently, engineer Andrew Aitkin, retired vice president at New England Power Co., provided several compelling reasons why Rhode Islanders should support the $125 million higher education facilities bond referendum that will appear on the November 4 ballot . Aitkin, who now lives in Florida, exhorts voters: "Nothing can do more to improve the Rhode Island economy than this bond authorization.

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  12. Council seeks health insurance financing detailsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WBNS

    The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council says state officials, including the Legislature, must figure out how to pay for insurance for more than 26,000 Rhode Islanders. The Providence Journal reports that RIPEC says in a report to be released Monday that the state will have to identify non-federal dollars to keep the state-run exchange operating or turn it over to the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

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  13. Read Full ArticleRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WHJJ-AM Providence

    The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council says state officials, including the Legislature, must figure out how to pay for insurance for more than 26,000 Rhode Islanders. The Providence Journal reports that RIPEC says in a report to be released Monday that the state will have to identify non-federal dollars to keep the state-run exchange operating or turn it over to the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

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  14. Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated PressRead the original story

    Yesterday | WLNE-TV Providence

    Republican Governors Association Chairman Chris Christie has said he won't aim resources at landslides or lost causes. His recent stop in Rhode Island for Allan Fung signals that he sees the Rhode Island governor's race as neither.

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  15. GoLocalProv | Politics | See the 15 General Assembly Races to Watch in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Go Local

    Who will take office in January 2015? Whoever prevails on election day on November 4 -- and here are 15 of the closest races in the Rhode Island General Assembly. These are the races that could have a significant impact on the General Assembly and Rhode Island's policies in 2015.

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  16. GoLocalProv | Politics | The 15 Most Competitive RI General Assembly Races of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Go Local

    Election Day is two weeks from Tuesday -- and here are 15 of the most competitive General Assembly races in Rhode Island. "There are only two ways to run -- run unopposed, or run scared," said State Senator Louis DiPalma, the incumbent Democrat in District 12. "I can't take credit for that line, mind you, but what it means is that you have to go all in, or you shouldn't go at all."

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  17. Westerly Hospital initiates safety protocols for fever patient, who is then cleared and releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | TheDay.Com

    Westerly - Westerly Hospital announced Sunday morning that it initiated safety protocols Saturday night when a patient arrived by ambulance at the Emergency Department "with flu-like symptoms and an unclear travel history." "With an abundance of concern for staff and others, a full safety protocol was initiated and the Rhode Island Department of Health was notified immediately," according to the statement.

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  18. Westerly Hospital initiates safety protocols for fever patientRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Day

    Westerly - Westerly Hospital announced this morning that it initiated safety protocols Saturday night when a patient arrived by ambulance at the Emergency Department "with flu like symptoms and an unclear travel history." "With an abundance of concern for staff and others, a full safety protocol was initiated and the Rhode Island Department of Health was notified immediately," according to the statement.

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  19. Westerly Hospital sees Ebola scareRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Turnto10.com

    Westerly Hospital went into full safety protocol after hearing that a patient who had Ebola-like symptoms was being transported to their emergency room Saturday evening. Officials from Westerly Hospital tell NBC 10 that a patient with flu-like symptoms and an unclear travel history was brought to the hospital around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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  20. Program launched to protect Mass.-R.I. watershedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Federal and state officials launched a program on Wednesday to protect and restore the coastal watersheds of southeast New England. Municipalities and nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts will receive a total of $2 million in the first year of the new federal initiative.

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