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  1. Ex-Rhode Island Speaker Fox pleads guilty to federal chargesRead the original story

    13 min ago | Lewistown Sentinel

    Former House Speaker Gordon Fox pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse. Fox maintained his composure in U.S. District Court in Providence, but his voice broke when admitting to the conduct and acknowledging he'd likely lose his law license.

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  2. Ex-Rhode Island Speaker Fox pleads guilty to federal chargesRead the original story

    27 min ago | KTVN Reno

    Former House Speaker Gordon Fox pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse. Fox maintained his composure in U.S. District Court in Providence, but his voice broke when admitting to the conduct and acknowledging he'd likely lose his law license.

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  3. Celebrating 10 years of a healthier Rhode IslandRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Warwickonline.com

    On March 1, 2005, Rhode Island was the seventh state to implement smoke-free legislation and the use of tobacco products in restaurants, bars and all public and private workplaces was prohibited.

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  4. Former Rhode Island House speaker pleads guilty to corruption chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Politico

    Former Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives Gordon Fox, a Democrat, pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges Tuesday. Fox's attorneys filed a plea agreement that, if accepted by federal officials, would put the former speaker behind bars for three years.

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  5. GoLocalProv | News | NEW: Raimondo Names New Rhode Island Department of Health DirectorRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Go Local

    Governor Gina Raimondo announced on Tuesday afternoon that she will nominate Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott as the next Director of the Department of Health . Raimondo will submit Dr. Alexander-Scott's name for consideration to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation.

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  6. 30,000 Rhode Islanders Hit by Health Data BreachesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WHJJ-AM Providence

    Six businesses in Rhode Island have been involved in health data security breaches that have affected over 30,000 individuals since 2010, according to data maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights.

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  7. GoLocalProv | News | BREAKING: Fox Expected to Face Charges in Court TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Go Local

    Former Speaker of the House Gordon Fox is expected in be in court this morning, close to one year after his house and State House office were raided by the FBI, State Police, and IRS. U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha's office has called for a 9:45 AM news conference to announce the conclusion of a "significant political corruption investigation."

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  8. Health | 30,000 Rhode Islanders Hit by Health Data BreachesRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Go Local

    Six businesses in Rhode Island have been involved in health data security breaches that have affected over 30,000 individuals since 2010, according to data maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights. CVS Caremark, The Kent Center, Landmark Medical Center, Rite-Aide, Women and Infants, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island each had security breaches of more than 500 people, which requires that it be reported to the Secretary of Health and Human Services under the HITECH Act.

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  9. GoLocalProv | Politics | Moore: Will PawSox Move be a Sweetheart, Insider Deal?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Go Local

    If you think that the shrewd, savvy, group led by renowned Rhode Island political insider James Skeffington and Red Sox boss Larry Lucchino bought the Pawtucket Red Sox without the framework of a deal with the state in their back pocket, I've got a video game business idea I'd like to pitch to you. And that's concerning.

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  10. Raimondo says prep for messy Monday AM commuteRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CW28 Providence

    Raimondo Reminds Rhode Islanders to Prepare for Messy Monday Morning Commute PROVIDENCE, R.I. - With more snow expected to fall steadily throughout the evening and overnight tonight, Governor Gina M. Raimondo reminded Rhode Islanders to take caution on the roads. "As our state continues to face more snow and winter weather, I want to remind everyone again to please use caution on the roads," Raimondo said.

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  11. Lenihan, Champion of Open Government, Dies at 71Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Patch.com

    A champion of open government, a former State Senator and a beloved teacher, mentor and friend, J. Michael Lenihan, has died at 71 after a battle with cancer. Lenihan was first elected in 1990 and consistently fought for ethics reform during his 20 years of service in the Rhode Island General Assembly.

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  12. Fall River Wastewater Spills Closes Shellfishing AreasRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | WHJJ-AM Providence

    Environmental officials say an estimated 600,000 gallons of non-disinfected wastewater was discharged from a Fall River treatment facility into Mount Hope Bay. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management says a pump that feeds bleach to the wastewater on the last step of the process failed for about an hour earlier this week.

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  13. GoLocalProv | News | INTERACTIVE: Every RI School Cafeteria Health Code Violation MapRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Go Local

    How clean is your school's cafeteria? Take a look at GoLocalProv's interactive map of cafeterias throughout Rhode Island to find out how many health code violations were recorded by the Rhode Island Department of Health. GoLocal looked at over 350 cafeterias throughout the state for inspections over the last three years, and tallied the violations and notes from the Department of Health.

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  14. GoLocalProv | News | Tobacco Free RI to Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary of Smoke Free WorkplacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Go Local

    Sunday, March 1 will mark the 10 year anniversary of smoke free indoor public places and workplaces in Rhode Island. Health professionals, legislative leaders, citizens and advocates from then and now will gather to celebrate the 10th anniversary on March 5, 2015.

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  15. Ferris Avenue Realty LLC v. Huhtamaki IncRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | FindLaw

    Present: SUTTELL, C.J., GOLDBERG, FLAHERTY, ROBINSON, and INDEGLIA, JJ. Michael T. Eskey, Esq., for Plaintiff.

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  16. Trillo Accused of Submitting Mooring Bill for RevengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Patch.com

    State Rep. Joseph Trillo is denying accusations that he submitted a bill that would divert mooring revenues away from cities and towns to get revenge for his suspension from the East Greenwich Yacht Club last year. NBC10's Bill Rappleye reported that Trillo said the bill was "absolutely not" submitted to get back at the yacht club.

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  17. The Construction Advantage - Issue 14Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | JD Supra

    Welcome to the fourteenth edition of The Construction Advantage! In this issue, we bring you cases of economic loss doctrine, binding arbitration, and CGL exclusions. We hope that you enjoy our newsletter, and we welcome any comments on this edition or any of our previous issues.

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  18. Dr. Fine to Resign from Health, Raimondo Expresses Gratitude for Service to Rhode IslandersRead the original story

    Friday Feb 27 | Rhode Island Department of Health News

    Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the resignation of Dr. Michael Fine, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health. Dr. Fine delivered a letter of resignation to the Governor yesterday afternoon, and said he has decided to explore new opportunities.

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  19. Police Investigate Apparent Abuse of Hospital PatientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | WHJJ-AM Providence

    State police are investigating the apparent abuse of three patients with profound disabilities at the state-run Eleanor Slater Hospital. The Providence Journal reports the investigation began in June, after an examination at Rhode Island Hospital determined that a 37-year-old male patient had had an object inserted into his rectum.

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  20. Only on 10: Mooring bill motive?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Turnto10.com

    State Rep. Joe Trillo, of Warwick, was suspended from the East Greenwich Yacht Club last year. This year he submitted legislation that would potentially take moorings away from yacht clubs all over the state.

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