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  1. RI Senate confirms Coit as top environmental officialRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Turnto10.com

    The Providence Journal reports that the state Senate voted unanimously Thursday to confirm Gov. Gina Raimondo's re-appointment of Janet Coit as the Department of Environmental Management's director. Raimondo said when announcing the nomination that Coit has been a strong advocate for the environment and a skilled manager of a complex department.

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  2. GoLocalProv | News | NEW: RI High School Graduation Rate Up to 81%Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Go Local

    The high school graduation rate in Rhode Island rose to 81 percent in 2014, an increase of 1-point over the previous year and a 5.5 point increase since 2009, according to data released by the Rhode Island Department of Education on Thursday. The dropout rate also declined to 8 percent, which is a 1-point improvement over the previous year and a 6-point improvement since 2009.

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  3. Two RI men die while shoveling snowRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    died after suffering what appears to be heart attacks while shoveling snow after the blizzard. The Rhode Island Department of Health did not released details but simply stated, "Two men in the greater

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  4. Dee from the Desk: Coming out on top of snowRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    Now that all the snow has settled many people are looking to see how the state's new governor weathered the storm. Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo took precautions that other recent governor's have not when she implemented a statewide travel ban that lasted almost twenty four hours.

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  5. Group puts out call for volunteers to shovelRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Turnto10.com

    The nonprofit group Serve Rhode Island is putting the call out for some help. It has 650 requests for volunteer shovelers to assist elderly and disabled Rhode Islanders.

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  6. GoLocalProv | News | NEW: General Assembly cancels Wednesday Sessions, HearingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Go Local

    Due to the ongoing cleanup from Blizzard Juno, the General Assembly has cancelled all activities scheduled for Wednesday. This includes all House of Representatives and Senate work, including hearings and floor sessions.

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  7. Up toTwo Feet of Snow Dumped on Parts of Rhode IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WHJJ-AM Providence

    Gov. Gina Raimondo is lifting the travel ban she imposed as a nasty winter storm with high winds forced the state to a standstill. Raimondo says she's allowing vehicles on the roadways at 8 p.m. Tuesday because the storm is tapering off.

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  8. GoLocalProv | Politics | Giannini: Rhode Island Continues To Be a Haven for Sex TraffickingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Go Local

    It's hard to believe that it has already been several years since the General Assembly passed laws to ban human trafficking and indoor prostitution. I often wonder if people know the history of these two bills and just how important they are to Rhode Island.

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  9. RI Travel Ban Lifted at 8 p.m. TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Patch.com

    The statewide travel ban that has kept Rhode Islanders "hunkered down" for more than a day will be lifted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Governor Gina Raimondo has announced. Despite the lifting of the ban, Raimondo said at a storm press conference just before 5 p.m. at the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Cranston that everyone should refrain from going out tonight.

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  10. In the eye of the snowstormRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | BBC News

    Froma Harrop is a writer whose hometown of Providence, Rhode Island, was predicted to bear the brunt of this week's massive winter storm. She offers her first-person view of the blizzard as it passed through.

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  11. GoLocalProv | News | NEW: National Grid: 750+ Customers Out of Service Across RI from JunoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Go Local

    National Grid reported as of 9:30 AM Tuesday morning, approximately 755 Rhode Islanders are without power from the storm -- including Providence residents. "Right now, there are 755 customers out of service, centered in Narragansett, South Kingstown, and 100 or so in Providence," said Tim Horan, President of Rhode Island National Grid , who said the number has been fluctuating between roughly 500 and 1000.

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  12. Coalition renews educational choice debateRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Warwickonline.com

    After a year's worth of research and talking with educational groups, the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, a self-described nonpartisan think tank, published "The Case for Expanded Educational Choice," finding that there is a disparity in the educational choices parents have for their children and the options they are seeking.

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  13. Blizzard Peaks Today, Heavy Snow Ends this AfternoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Patch.com

    Rhode Islanders woke up to howling winds and about a foot or more of wildly drifting snow on the ground Tuesday morning with much more to come. The powerful winter storm promises blizzard conditions through the day and the snow won't let up until this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

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  14. United Way assumes administration of crisis line for seniorsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Warwickonline.com

    As of last month, United Way of Rhode Island has assumed the role of administering the state's After-Hours Emergency Response Program for Elders in Crisis, thanks to a grant from the Division of Elderly Affairs and a partnership with Gateway Healthcare, a Lifespan partner.

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  15. State Police: "We are not out of the woods yet"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Rhode Island State Police say that motorists have been abiding by a state wide driving ban that was implemented at midnight on Tuesday. Prior to the parking ban, Colonel Stephen O'Donnell said there were 70 car accidents.

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  16. Rhode Islanders wake to intensifying winter stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Turnto10.com

    Rhode Island remains under a blizzard warning through Tuesday with up to 7 inches of snow so far on the ground from the major winter storm. Gov. Gina Raimondo declared a state of emergency and a travel ban Monday with the forecast still calling for up to a couple feet of snow.

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  17. Want to Help the Elderly and Disabled Shovel Out? Sign Up HereRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Patch.com

    When the blizzard dies down later on Tuesday, many Rhode Islanders who can't shovel themselves out will need some help. The Storm Assistance for Elderly and Disabled program connects volunteers with people who need support and signing up is easy.

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  18. GoLocalProv | Politics | Riley: Japonica, A Mystery to Rhode IslandersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Go Local

    With Greece once again in political turmoil and the possibility of Greece exiting the euro I wanted to check in on a little known group of investors from Pawtucket Rhode Island. Japonica has made international headlines a few times yet they are a mystery to most Rhode Islanders.

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  19. RI Bridges Close at MidnightRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Patch.com

    Coinciding with a statewide travel ban at midnight , Col. Steve O'Donell, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, announced that the Mt.

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  20. Providence weather: Blizzard conditions expected tonightRead the original story

    Monday Jan 26 | Examiner.com

    Forecast discussion: To quote the National Weather Service office in Taunton, MA, who started their forecast discussion at 10:30 a.m. with this quip; "Here we go." Already, light snow showers are moving across the state, according to the latest radar imagery.

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