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  1. Not just tolls: E-Z Pass keeping an eye on speedersRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | USA Today

    It's now possible to drive across 15 states using the same E-Z Pass transponder, but the penalty for speeding through toll plazas varies from state to state. Not just tolls: E-Z Pass keeping an eye on speeders It's now possible to drive across 15 states using the same E-Z Pass transponder, but the penalty for speeding through toll plazas varies from state to state.

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  2. GoLocalProv | Politics | Guest MINDSETTERa„˘ Justin Katz: Edwards Dances Around the Fact That I’m RightRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Go Local

    It's tempting to go line by line through the response that Representative John Edwards made to a recent essay of mine. However, anybody who doesn't see through his talking points is unlikely to be interested in the back and forth.

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  3. DEM Seasonal PositionsRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | EcoRI.org

    The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is now accepting applications for positions for the summer season for residents 16 and older. Work on weekends and on holidays is required of most summer positions.

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  4. Newport Marriott Embarks on $35 million RenovationRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Hotel Interactive

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  5. State Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Summer Seasonal JobsRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Patch.com

    Christmas is around the corner and summer won't arrive for what seems like eons, but now is actually a great time to secure seasonal employment this upcoming summer working as a park ranger, lifeguard, or even in an office for the state Department of Environmental Management. The DEM is now accepting applications for seasonal employment at state parks, beaches and campgrounds, and the pay ranges from $9 to $13.75 per hour depending on the job.

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  6. GoLocalProv | Politics | Side of the Rhode: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Go Local

    Matt Taibbi : Less than one-year after Taibbi's highly critical Rolling Stone article about then State Treasurer Gina Raimondo's controversial hedge fund investments, the state, under Raimondo's direction, has cut ties with two of the three controversial funds mentioned in the article - first Third Point LLC., and most recently Mason Capital. Journalism matters.

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  7. Matiello, Paiva Weed: Rhode Island Should Find Encouragement with Quonset's SuccessRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Patch.com

    Rhode Island celebrated good news this week with the announcement that more than 10,000 people now work at the Quonset Business Park, and at its Port of Davisville. We joined with Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Governor-Elect Gina Raimondo, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline and others at the Business Park on December 8th to celebrate this achievement.

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  8. This Year's Overdose Death Toll in Rhode Island Reaches 212Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Patch.com

    There have been 212 apparent accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island since the first of the year, according to the most-recent numbers released by the state Department of Health. Ten people died in the first 14 days of December alone, which shows that despite the rollout of Narcan to first responders, rampant opiate addiction persists in the Ocean State.

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  9. GoLocalProv | News | Police Have Killed 18 Rhode Islanders Since 2000Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Go Local

    Police have killed 18 Rhode Islanders between 2000 and 2014, more than the total number of homicides in Providence in the final year of the period, according to data compiled by a national independent watchdog site. The data includes all killings by local and state law enforcement in Rhode Island.

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  10. GoLocalProv | News | Raimondo Calls Transition Policy Summit “Beginning of Conversation” for RIRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Go Local

    Rhode Island Governor-elect Gina Raimondo's transition policy summit Tuesday night at the University of Rhode Island auditorium on Washington Street in Providence brought in 'thought leaders' from throughout the state -- and workforce development was a common theme among attendees. The names of the 80 Rhode Islanders scheduled to attend were previously not released by the Raimondo camp, but become known on Tuesday evening.

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  11. GoLocalProv | News | Rhode Island Chosen for $20 Million Healthcare Payment by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Go Local

    Governor Lincoln Chafee, Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Steven Costantino and Lt. Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts announced that Rhode Island has been selected for a $20 million Model Test Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on December 16. "Through this grant, Rhode Island will be able to grow, strengthen and bring positive change to our health care system," says Chafee.

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  12. HEALTH Accepting Applications for Health Professional Loan Repayment ProgramRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Rhode Island Department of Health News

    The Rhode Island Department of Health has announced that the 2015 Rhode Island Health Professional Loan Repayment Program application cycle is open through February 13, 2015. The program offers health education loan repayments to eligible health professionals who serve in a variety of disciplines, including primary care, dentistry, and mental health, that have made a commitment to practice in under-served communities in Rhode Island.

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  13. Fight scene filming begins at the DunkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | WLNE-TV Providence

    By News Staff news@abc6.com Miles Teller, the actor playing Vinny Paz in an upcoming movie, has a message for Rhode Islanders. He is personally inviting extras to come out to the fight scene being filmed this week.

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  14. Rhode Island Establishes Tip Line For Worker MisclassificationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | jdsupra.com

    Rhode Island's Joint Task Force on the Underground Economy and Employee Misclassification announced earlier this month that it has set up an anonymous telephone tip line for reporting allegations of independent contractor misclassification. The Task Force was established to reduce worker misclassification.

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  15. GoLocalProv | Politics | Michael Riley: Trust Chafee? I Don't Think SoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Go Local

    The City and Towns in Rhode Island have had 5 years of positive capital markets tailwinds that should have produced windfall profits strengthening their pension plans and vastly improving the stability of funding promises to public workers. In 2011 Rhode Island officials and the nation were still struggling and Rhode Island had several cities on the verge of collapse.

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  16. GoLocalProv | News | Rhode Islanders Provide Suggestions for Raimondo Policy SummitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Go Local

    Rhode Island Governor-elect Gina Raimondo will be holding her "transition policy summit" on Tuesday -- and Rhode Islanders are weighing in on what policy proposals they would like to see. After previously announcing that the event would be closed to the press, the event is now open to the media -- and 80 Rhode Island "thought leaders' will be in attendance.

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    Monday Dec 15 | Turnto10.com

    The Rhode Island Department of Health has released the latest statistics on accidental drug overdose deaths, Narcan use by EMS responders and prescribed controlled substances. According to the release, HEALTH reports that between January 1, 2014 - December 14, 2014, there have been 212 apparent accidental fatal overdoses across Rhode Island.

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  18. HEALTH Announces Updated Drug Overdose NumbersRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Rhode Island Department of Health News

    Today the Rhode Island Department of Health reports the latest numbers on apparent accidental drug overdose deaths, use of Narcan by Rhode Island Emergency Medical Services, and prescribed controlled substances. Since January 1, 2014, there have been 212 apparent accidental drug overdose deaths, 10 of which occurred in the first 14 days of December.

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  19. Liberian group honors RI health officials on EbolaRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Washington Times

    A Liberian group has honored Rhode Island health officials for their work reaching out to the West African community about Ebola. WPRI-TV reports the Liberian Community Association on Sunday presented its community partnership award to Michael Fine, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health.

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  20. Rhode Islanders Urged to be Vaccinated against the Flu to Protect...Read the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Rhode Island Department of Health News

    With many Rhode Islanders gearing up for holiday get-togethers with family and friends, the Rhode Island Department of Health is reminding everyone about the importance of vaccination against the flu. "It typically takes people two weeks to develop immunity after getting a flu shot," said Director of Health Michael Fine, M.D. "If you haven't been vaccinated yet this flu season, now is the perfect time to get your flu shot.

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