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Lufthansa latest airline to ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:10:45 GMT

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling says he doesn't know what he should apologize for following the collapse of his video game company that received a $75 million loan guarantee from Rhode Island. Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling announced plans on Tuesday to run against Elizabeth Warren in the U.S. Senate if his wife agrees, and said that he's ultimately responsible for the collapse of his video game... The government says nearly 1 in 5 drivers in the U.S. is over 65 years old, thanks in part to the aging baby boomer generation and greater longevity overall.

The need for answers and efficiency

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:40:15 GMT

Local attention has turned in recent days to the largest IT program in the state's history and not for reasons Rhode Island leaders would like.

Roger Williams project to teach about Rhode Island founder

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 15:22:11 GMT

Its mission is to give students and teachers online educational tools about Williams, the religious dissident who settled Providence in 1636 after being expelled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

American Addiction Centers Hits Milestone with 500 First Responders...

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 02:10:06 GMT

From putting their lives on the line to frequent exposure to traumatic situations, first responders often have a higher level of stress than the general public.

State University, State Health Department Launch Programs for Students, Faculty

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:54:27 GMT

October 13, 2016 - The University of Rhode Island's Academic Health Collaborative and the Rhode Island Department of Health 's Academic Center have entered into an innovative new partnership to build healthier communities throughout Rhode Island and to strengthen the state's public health workforce. The memorandum of understanding signed by the two state institutions will lead to new research opportunities for graduate students and faculty members, internships and training opportunities with the URI College of Business' master of business of administration degree in health, and outreach collaborations that will include undergraduate students from a variety of health, science, management and economic disciplines.

Business | United Way of RI Awards $155,000 in Grants for Safe, Healthy & Affordable Housing

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:08:52 GMT

The United Way of Rhode Island has awarded $155,000 in grants from Housing for All Fund to four organizations that were selected because of those groups' ability to put program ideas into action. The recipients of the grants include Adoption Rhode Island, Housing Network of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Center for Justice, and West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation.

Bay remains closed to shellfishing; DEM monitors for harmful algae bloom

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 22:13:26 GMT

Angelo Liberti, chief of water protection for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, had more questions than answers yesterday as the department announced the closure of Narragansett Bay, Mt.

Campaign puts spotlight on 'What's RIght about RI'

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 22:13:25 GMT

Joined by Raymond Fogarty of the Chafee Center at Bryant University and Michael Lyons of the Pawtucket Red Sox, Garabedian announced yesterday the "What's RIght about Rhode Island" campaign that will kickoff this Saturday and Sunday at the mall from noon to 5 p.m. The event will include displays and a video that will be shown in the food court.

'Our Town' set for Angell Blackfriars Theatre

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:07:42 GMT

The Department of Theatre, Dance and Film celebrates the Providence College centennial year with Thornton Wilder's classic play about everyday life in a small New England community.

Oversight, Finance Hearing on "botched" launch of benefits program scheduled

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:32:23 GMT

Rhode Island lawmakers are looking for answers in the wake of what many are calling a botched rollout of the state's new $364 million computer system for benefits. House Speaker Nick Mattiello and House Oversight Chairwoman Patricia Serpa have called a joint hearing between the House Finance and Oversight Committees next week where lawmakers can question state agency leaders.

Promising to work for the 99%

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:10:50 GMT

I'm Rhue Reis and I am running for U.S. Congress for Rhode Island's 2nd District.

Truck groups question RI's plans to restrict truck access to roads

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 19:42:34 GMT

Late last week, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced that it executed 13 Memoranda of Understanding with the Federal Highway Administration regarding the state's plan to implement bridge tolls on large commercial trucks . Trucking groups, which have vocally opposed truck-only tolls from the governor's initial proposal, are concerned about how the state plans to police trucks that end up using secondary roads to avoid tolls.

Politics | Moore: A Mattiello Defeat May Be a Hollow Victory for GOP

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 06:50:41 GMT

If anyone needed proof that House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello is in a tight race to retain the District-15 seat that he currently occupies, last week should have been enough evidence to convince us that Steven Frias is making his presence felt. First, Mattiello announced that in the next legislative session, assuming he's reelected, he'll pass legislation to significantly cut the car tax across Rhode Island.

News | 250 Years of the Black Church in Rhode Island - Exhibit Opens Tuesday

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 02:44:46 GMT

The exhibit, "Do Lord Remember Me," on the 250 year history of the Black church in Rhode Island, opens Tuesday, October 11 at 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in America located at 75 North Main Street in Providence. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a keynote address by Reverent Doris Hooks at 6 pm.

Pence reassures supporters at Rhode Island fundraiser

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 14:40:42 GMT

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence attended a Rhode Island fundraiser attended by supporters of the party's presidential ticket. The cost to go to the event ran from $1,000 to $25,000.

News | NEW: Sen. Raptakis Joins Call for Halt to $3.6M to Controversial Developer

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 22:21:16 GMT

State Senator Leonidas Raptakis has called for the immediate halt to the $3.6 million in tax credits that was recently awarded to Urban Smart Growth, and developer Lance Robbins, by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. this past week uncovered Robbins had come under scrutiny in California due to reported slumlord accusations, and has been the subject of lawsuits in North Carolina and Connecticut.

Algae forces shellfishing ban in most of Narragansett Bay

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 15:09:44 GMT

An algae bloom is forcing the closure of most of Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island to shellfishing. The state Department of Environmental Management says this is the first time that harmful algae has prompted a shellfishing closure in Rhode Island.