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  1. Del. Lawmakers Unveil Bills to Address Women's IssuesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WBOC-TV Salisbury

    DOVER , Del.- A coalition of women legislators in the Delaware General Assembly on Tuesday unveiled an 11-bill package crafted to address a host of issues that they say impact Delaware women every day in their workplaces, doctors' offices, homes and schools. Collectively, the bills are sponsored and cosponsored by every female lawmaker in Dover, from both sides of the aisle in the House and Senate.


  2. Gina RaimondoRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    The commission was established in 1970 to advise on issues impacting the status of women, but lost its funding under former Gov. Donald Carcieri in 2010. Tuesday, the last day of Women's History Month, Raimondo said she's appointing the members.


  3. RI - recommits' to combating sexual assaultRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Warwickonline.com

    One in five women and one in 16 men will experience sexual assault while at college and throughout their lifetime; one in three women will be sexually abused.


  4. Governor revives state Commission on WomenRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    Gov. Gina Raimondo says she's reviving the Rhode Island Commission on Women with 12 new appointees who will first focus on pay equity. The commission was established in 1970 to advise on issues impacting the status of women, but lost its funding under former Gov. Donald Carcieri in 2010.


  5. Rhode Islanders Launch First Crowdfunded Investigation of State PensionRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Forbes.com

    I have been called "the Sam Spade of Money Management," "the Financial Watchdog" and "the Pension Detective." I was born Edward Ahmed Hamilton Siedle in Trinidad, British West Indies and grew up in Trinidad, Venezuela, Panama, Peru, England, Uganda, Egypt and the U.S. I am a former SEC attorney, former Legal Counsel and Director of Compliance to Putnam Investments.


  6. Rhode Island: House Committee to Hear Lead Ammunition Ban This WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | AmmoLand

    On Thursday, April 2 2015, the House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources will take public testimony on House Bill 5669 , sponsored by state Representatives Arthur Handy , Edith Ajello , Thomas Palangio , and John Lombardi . H.5669 seeks to ban the use of most lead ammunition and require the use of non-lead ammunition approved as "non-toxic" by the Director of the Department of Environmental Management.


  7. GoLocalProv | News | NEW: RI Pension Investigation Kickstarter Campaign by Forbes’ Siedle Goes LiveRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Go Local

    Former SEC lawyer and Forbes columnist Edward Siedle, who investigated then-General Treasurer Gina Raimondo's pension investments in 2013, has officially launched a crowd-funded investigation of Rhode Island's state pension on Kickstarter. "This is a paradigm shift," said Siedle.


  8. GoLocalProv | News | Is Rhode Island Media Coverage of Hernandez Trial Overkill?Read the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Go Local

    While the Aaron Hernandez trial is certainly among the biggest stories in sports, does it justify having the coverage that already financially strapped and understaffed Rhode Island-based newsrooms are giving it? "This is as much a business decision as a news decision, and it looks like news organizations have decided that putting their own stamp on the Aaron Hernandez trial is good for business," said Dan Kennedy, Associate Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University and nationally known media commentator who writes for the Nieman Journalism Lab, WGBHNews.org, The Huffington Post and other publications.


  9. Kent Hospital approved for coronary angioplasty programRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Turnto10.com

    It is expected the elective angioplasty program will be operational after several months of clinical preparation including staff training at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Coronary angioplasty is a procedure that opens a blocked coronary artery by inflating a balloon and stent in the diseased artery.


  10. History of Marijuana in America: 6 Pot Facts You Might Not KnowRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | News Max

    Americans know more about marijuana than any other illegal drug. Recent polls show nearly half the population has firsthand knowledge of it.


  11. GoLocalProv | Politics | Secrets and Scandals - Reforming Rhode Island 1986-2006, Chapter FourRead the original story

    Sunday | Go Local

    Between 1986 and 2006, Rhode Island ran a gauntlet of scandals that exposed corruption and aroused public rage. Protesters marched on the State House.


  12. GoLocalProv | News | Where are the Big Ideas to Fix Rhode Island's Economy?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Go Local

    Where are the big ideas to fix RI's economy? From the Governor, to business and political experts, perspectives vary. With Rhode Island's unemployment rate the lowest its been since 2008 , but a top economist calling the state's momentum " mediocre and disappointing " -- where are the big ideas to fix Rhode Island's economy? "Where are the big ideas to fix the economy, you ask? Back there during the campaign," said Roger Williams University Professor of Political Science June Speakman.


  13. Lingering Snow keeps Golf Course and Campgrounds ClosedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 29 | WHJJ-AM Providence

    A golf course at a Rhode Island state park and two campgrounds won't open on time because of lingering snow cover. The Department of Environmental Management says the golf course at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick is not playable because snow is still on the course.


  14. RIDOT Promises to Expedite Road Repairs After Rough WinterRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | Patch.com

    The meeting was supposed to stimulate conversation and offer a chance for officials to share ideas and best practices that "may lead to more collaborative approaches to tackling road repairs in the future," the DOT said in a release. "This meeting presents a unique opportunity for us to step back and take a global look at how we address the challenge of potholes as a state," RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Jr. said.


  15. GoLocalProv | Sports | GoLocal’s All-Rhode Island 2014-15 Division I Hoop TeamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Go Local

    With Rhode Island's 2014-15 college basketball season over, GoLocalProv has compiled a list of the best players in the state, by position, to make up the 2014-15 GoLocalProv All-Rhode Island Division I basketball teams. This past year was a great one for college basketball in Rhode Island.


  16. Dr. Michael FineRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Turnto10.com

    Dr. Michael Fine reflected Friday on his tenure as the director of Rhode Island Department of Health. He's not continuing with the Raimondo administration.


  17. Newport Council Comes Out Against Taylor Swift TaxRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Patch.com

    The Newport City Council voted 4-3 to formally object to Governor Gina Raimondo's proposal to tax second homes valued at more than $1m. The Newport City Council voted 4-3 Wednesday night pass a resolution declaring Newport's objection to the so-called Taylor Swift tax proposed by Governor Gina Raimondo.


  18. Seasonal Jobs at RI State Parks and Beaches Still AvailableRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Patch.com

    If you want a lifeguard job or a job at one of the many state parks and beaches in Rhode Island, it's not too late to apply with the state Department of Environmental Management. "These seasonal positions will help DEM get our beaches, parks and campgrounds ready for the upcoming summer season," said DEM Director Janet Coit.


  19. HEALTH Warns Rhode Islanders about Recall of Frozen Cadia Organic Cut ...Read the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | Rhode Island Department of Health News

    March 26, 2015 - PROVIDENCE, RI - The Rhode Island Department of Health has been notified that Twin City Foods, Inc. of Stanwood, Washington is recalling the following products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.


  20. A - gotcha' for those trying to save on electric billRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | Warwickonline.com

    Ken MacNaught thought he might as well save a couple of hundred dollars on his electric bill.