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  1. Rhode Island Flooding not West Virginia's FaultRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Heartland Institute

    It must have taken the patience of Job for West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin to participate in Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's climate change tour of the Ocean State on October 10. Whitehouse promised Manchin that he would go to West Virginia to learn about the coal industry if Manchin would come to Rhode Island to view the supposed effects of global warming on sea-level. On the one hand, Manchin is fighting for the survival of West Virginia's coal sector, his state's most important industry, the source of 95% of its electricity, and the foundation for thousands of jobs in dozens of communities.

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  2. No TB epidemic in the Philippines: expertRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | ABS-CBN News

    BARCELONA, Philippines Although the Philippines has the two ingredients for a tuberculosis epidemic, an expert from Paris-based International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease does not see this happening. "The Philippines is quite unique.

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  3. Peter Nero: When I was Superintendent in Cranston, Fung Underfunded, Defunded and DemoralizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Patch.com

    On November 4th, Rhode Islander's will go to the polls to select a new Governor. While there are a number of important issues facing the next Governor, public education is one of many priorities.

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  4. McNamara debunks legislative scorecardRead the original story

    Thursday | Warwickonline.com

    When it comes to protecting individual, economic and educational freedoms of Rhode Islanders over the past two years, Warwick was ranked 23rd among the 39 cities and towns in the state, according to the recently released 2014 General Assembly Freedom Index and Legislative Scorecard published by the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity, a ... (more)

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  5. Ratings Roundup: 2014 Statewide ElectionsRead the original story

    Thursday | Governing

    Election Day isn't just a day of reckoning for candidates, it's a day of reckoning for us, too. Over the past 24 months, we've been publishing periodic ratings that handicap the nation's gubernatorial races, state attorney general contests and partisan control in the state legislative chambers.

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  6. Representative candidates outline aspirations for session - Warwick BeaconRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Warwickonline.com

    Community Activities: Chairman, New England Board of Higher Education; Higher Education's Legislative Advisory Committee, member of Save the Bay, Cierra Club, Rhode Island Marine Archeology Project, Gaspee Days Committee I will continue to fight for and sponsor legislation similar to the Back to Work RI program that assists our unemployed citizens ... (more)

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  7. Langevin finds student interest high on economy, EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Warwickonline.com

    CIVICS LESSON: Toll Gate civics students gathered in the school library last Thursday to ask Congressman James Langevin questions they prepared prior to his visit.

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  8. Operation gears up to bring 'Rhody' to troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 24 | Warwickonline.com

    REMEMBERING THE RHODY PACKAGE: CMSgt. Gregory Houghton speaks of the thrill of getting a uniquely Rhode Island holiday care package while serving overseas during Tuesday's Operation Holiday Cheer kickoff.

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  9. Letter: RI Relies Too Much on Gambling Revenue; I'm Voting No on Q's 1 and 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Patch.com

    I have never seen Newport so divided over an election issue. Personally, I was apathetic regarding the slot parlor that has sat there for years, next to the dump where it belongs.

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  10. GoLocalProv | Politics | Brian Bishop: A Turning Point in RI: Will Voters Approve a Constitutional Convention?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Go Local

    This is the second in a two-part series providing context for the ballot questions you will vote on in November. It is OSTPA's contention that the decision to further indebt our state or the decision to hold a Constitutional Convention should not be a vacuous check mark on the ballot, there must be a frame of reference when making these decisions.

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  11. I-Team: Confidential email purportedly shows Fung courted 38 StudiosRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Turnto10.com

    Republican candidate for governor, Allan Fung, aggressively attacked his opponent state General Treasurer Gina Raimondo on the now failed 38 Studios, Curt Schilling's former video game company. Fung namely attacks Raimondo for supporting the repayment to bond holders, about $12 million a year for state taxpayers to swallow.

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  12. Lieutenant gov's race upends traditional alliancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | Education Week

    Despite his party label, Democrat Dan McKee wasn't expecting any labor endorsements in his bid to be Rhode Island's next lieutenant governor. The Cumberland mayor's longstanding support for charter schools, including the so-called mayoral academy network in his home town, has made him a target, rather than an ally, of unions.

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  13. Zambian president dies after long illnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    23, 2011 file photo, Zambian president Michael Sata waves after taking the oath of office on the steps of the top court in Lusaka, Zambia. . FILE - In this Sept.

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  14. Scouting For Food CollectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Patch.com

    Local Boy Scouts from Portsmouth Troops 82 and 1 will be in your neighborhood this Saturday morning, November 1st, to retrieve your donation of non-perishable, nutritious food. Please place your donation in a bag or box on your doorstep by 9am.

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  15. Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed Named Brighter Futures Award RecipientRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | Patch.com

    Family Service of Rhode Island has announced that Rhode Island Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed is the recipient of the non-profit's 2014 Brighter Futures Award. Family Service of Rhode Island presents the honor annually to an individual or organization making an outstanding contribution to the well-being of children.

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  16. Paiva Weed to be Honored by Family Service of Rhode IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | Patch.com

    Rhode Island Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed has been named the recipient of the 2014 Brighter Futures award by Family Service of Rhode Island. The award is to recognize a person or organization that makes an "outstanding contribution to the well-being of children," a Family Service of RI release stated.

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  17. Buddy Cianci's Colorful, Controversial Boston HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | Boston.com

    Buddy Cianci may be the Prince of Providence , but the longtime mayor and twice-convicted felon is no stranger to Boston. As mayor, Cianci heralded Providence as the underdog champion in the ongoing culture war with Boston.

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  18. Buddy Ciancia s Colorful, Controversial Boston HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Boston.com

    Buddy Cianci may be the Prince of Providence , but the longtime mayor and twice-convicted felon is no stranger to Boston. As mayor, Cianci heralded Providence as the underdog champion in the ongoing culture war with Boston.

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  19. New report calls for regional dispatch centersRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | WLNE-TV Providence

    A new report is recommending that Rhode Island consolidate the 72 local public safety dispatch centers across the state to save money. The General Assembly's Joint Commission on Shared Municipal Services asked Brown University's Taubman Center to study how the state's emergency dispatch system is structured and make recommendations.

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  20. Salk's participating in effort to recycle mercury light bulbsRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Warwickonline.com

    Clean Water Action is teaming up with local Ocean State businesses and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management on a grass-roots pilot program to recycle mercury-containing light bulbs, such as compact fluorescents and linear lamps up to four feet long.

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