Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:12:45 GMT
The Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management are advising people to avoid contact with Cunliff Lake, Elm Lake, and the Japanese Gardens, all in Roger Williams Park in Providence, due to blue-green algae blooms in those bodies of water. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans and animals.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:35:24 GMT
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who voted for me for State Senate on September 13. I am truly honored by your support, and will do all that I can to represent the people of District 30. It has been wonderful to meet and talk to so many people, and I am motivated by you and the trust you have put in me.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:24:20 GMT
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has unveiled www.rivotes.org, a mobile-optimized website aimed at increasing voter participation among Rhode Islanders between the ages of 18 and 35 an age group commonly referred to as Millennials.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:11:27 GMT
One hundred percent of healthcare providers who are authorized to prescribe opioids and other potent medications are now enrolled in the state's prescription drug monitoring database, marking an important step in Rhode Island's work to prevent overdose deaths, the Rhode Island Department of Health announced today. Known as the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program , this statewide database allows healthcare providers to see what controlled-substance prescriptions are being filled for their patients.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:44:29 GMT
For decades, the 60 foot tall Rocky Point Arch has stood as a proud sentinel overlooking Narragansett Bay.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:30:35 GMT
The fear of going hungry has eased in Rhode Island. The USDA reported this week that the state's food insecurity rate dropped to 11.8 percent, the lowest level since the recession.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:13:24 GMT
The Department of Environmental Management said Monday that 68 mosquito samples from 24 traps set statewide on Sept. 12 tested negative for West Nile and eastern equine encephalitis.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:14:29 GMT
20, 2016, in Providence, Rhode Island. Immigrant activists are plann... . Gaspar Espinoza, a Nicaraguan immigrant and U.S. Navy veteran, listens to activists and volunteers during a community meeting at the Olneyville Neighborhood Association, Tuesday, Sept.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:14:28 GMT
A t-shirt highlighting drivers licenses for all is displayed on a table during a community meeting at the Olneyville Neighborhood Association, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, in Providence, Rhode Island.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:14:27 GMT
Immigrants and their advocates plan to march through a cluster of Rhode Island cities this weekend to push state leaders to allow driver's licenses for people living in the country illegally. But in a move that reflects the fragility of their cause during a national backlash against illegal immigration, they're avoiding the places where they need the most support: predominantly white suburbs home to the elected representatives who dominate the Legislature.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:48:23 GMT
The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union had sued the DMV in federal court last year on behalf of an Italian immigrant with limited English abilities. At the time, the DMV would only allow the man to take a written driver's license exam in English, Spanish or Portuguese and also denied him an interpreter.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:14:52 GMT
The Rhode Island Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is honoring local officials for their efforts in stopping substance impaired driving, supporting victims and preventing underage drinking.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:37:55 GMT
In comments before the international Tradewinds Ship Owners Forum in New York City, Maritime Administrator Paul "Chip" Jaenichen highlighted the more than 42,700 jobs, $3.6 billion in labor income and $4.78 billion in GDP associated with employment for shipbuilding and repair in the northeast region. "American shipyards provide a dependable, highly trained workforce that produce, repair and maintain some of the world's most modern and innovative vessels.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:26:09 GMT
Four department heads in Rhode Island have stepped down in the past three months, raising questions about the direction of leadership of those agencies - and the administration of Governor Gina Raimondo, at roughly the halfway mark of her four years in office. The heads of the Rhode Island State Police, Department of Youth, Children and Families , Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals , and the state's Medicaid program have all announced their respective departures since June.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:28:02 GMT
Emma Watson urged world leaders to protect women on college campuses from sexual assault during a stirring speech at the United National General Assembly Tuesday in New York.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:34:05 GMT
After a review process, a total of 215 college graduates who work in STEM fields at Rhode Island employers will receive the award, which is a tax credit to defray the cost associated with student loan repayment for a minimum of two years for graduates looking for careers or starting businesses in IT, engineering, design and other key sectors in RI. "Every week I meet talented, highly-skilled students who tell me they are choosing between a job here or a job in another state and I want them to call Rhode Island home.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:46:17 GMT
The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Censea is recalling its Headless Shell on Black Tiger Shrimp because of the potential for Salmonella contamination.