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Restaurants Report Scam Involving Inspections and Credit Card Information

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:23:18 GMT

In the last two days, two food establishment owners in Rhode Island have reported receiving fraudulent calls from a man who identified himself as the Director of Health. The man requested their credit card information in order to pay for an upcoming inspection.

Free CCRI tuition a 'no brainer'

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:43:28 GMT

STUDENT WITH A PLAN: Gov. Raimondo talks with Alfred Guertin Jr. and his son Levi during registration.

Politics | Moore: Is Siedle Smooth Enough To Get Elected?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:33:17 GMT

Last week, GoLocal broke the story that Siedle, the Forbes Columnist and former SEC lawyer, was considering a run for RI Attorney General last week, and I immediately thought it was quite an interesting proposition. He's smart, articulate, understands the issues, and given his experience working for the Securities and Exchange Commission understands the nature of enforcement actions against individuals and entities.

News | Robert Whitcomb: Korean Quandary; Politicians Trying to Do the ...

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:48:14 GMT

What I find so interesting is, Herbert Hoover in August 1928 said no country in the world was closer to abolishing poverty than the United States. And then, of course, we had the Great Depression.

Coast Guard searching Mt. Hope Bay after finding unmanned raft

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 16:04:14 GMT

The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water after an unmanned, homemade raft was found drifting in Mt. Hope Bay, according to a press release sent around 10 a.m. Saturday.

Many overdose patients refuse offers of recovery counseling

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:36:06 GMT

State health officials say nearly half of all patients hospitalized in Rhode Island for drug overdoses in the first six months of this year refused to speak with a recovery coach. The information was released this week Wednesday during a meeting of the Governor's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force.

Longer runway opens Monday

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:09:55 GMT

It's almost ready after more than a decade of various proposals, public hearings and even a lawsuit initiated by the City Council.

News | Union Leaders and Conservatives Both Say RI Needs a Siedle Candidacy

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:44:04 GMT

Rhode Island's most conservative GOP elected official and one of the State's most powerful labor leaders both voiced support for a Ted Siedle Attorney General run in Rhode Island on Tuesday. It has been just two days since first reported that Forbes columnist and soon to be the Security and Exchange Commission's top whistleblower told GoLocal that he is looking to run in Rhode Island in 2018.

Free tuition a reality at CCRI; sign-ups due

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:44:53 GMT

With Senate passage of the $9.6 billion state budget last week and its signature by Gov. Gina Raimondo, the governor's Rhode Island Promise is now law.

Rhode Island Becomes 4th State To Offer Free Community College Tuition

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 21:41:22 GMT

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Politics | Moore: National Grid Rate Hike Results From Bad Policy

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 07:19:30 GMT

Rhode Islanders experienced some serious sticker-shock when they heard the news that National Grid, the state's dominant electricity provider, was seeking a 53-percent rate hike. The company is seeking to raise cost of a kilowatt hour from from 6.3 cents to 9.5 cents.

WaterFire Lighting Organized To Support Efforts to Eliminate Hepatitis C

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 21:45:36 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Health and RI Defeats Hep C invite all Rhode Islanders to attend the 'C is for Cure' WaterFire lighting on August 5th to rally support to eliminate hepatitis C in Rhode Island. The lighting will take place at 8 p.m. in downtown Providence.

Spero Takes the Helm of Rhode Island's Beacon Mutual

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:10:54 GMT

The board of directors of Beacon Mutual Insurance Company, a Warwick, R.I.-based workers' compensation carrier, has elected Brian Spero as president and CEO of the company, effective in July. Beacon's board worked with a national consulting firm, The Hay Group, to establish a comprehensive and objective succession plan following Spero's election.

Live Videos | McKee Urges RIers to Combat Proposed National Grid Rate Hike by Seeking Out Competition

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:30:34 GMT

Lt. Governor Dan McKee appeared on GoLocal LIVE on Thursday and spoke about how he plans to fight National Grid's proposed 53-percent electric rate increase. Noting that Grid has called itself the "provider of last resort," McKee urged Rhode Islanders to go the Empower RI website , an energy-shopping website that allows commercial and residential ratepayers to find the best electric rates for their homes and businesses.

News | Senate Passes & Raimondo Signs $9.2 Billion Budget Bill

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:47:45 GMT

The Senate has approved and Governor Gina Raimondo has signed a $9.2 billion 2018 state budget bill which includes excise tax relief, as well as a separate bill protecting taxpayers if the economy rises. The passing of the budget comes after a nearly month long battle between Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio.

One state takes a novel approach to opioid addiction: Access to treatment for all inmates

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 17:45:43 GMT

As the country reckons with an unfolding opioid crisis , and officials from both parties talk about improving access to care , jails and prisons remain treatment deserts. Few facilities provide any addiction treatment, and when prisoners are released, they return to the same environments - and the same triggers - that fostered their addiction in the first place.

Politics | Senator Morgan Opposes National Grid's 53% Rate Increase

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 10:40:38 GMT

"Asking people to pay 53 percent more for their electricity is unconscionable. Many Rhode Islanders already struggle to pay their bills and simply won't be able to bear this increase," said Morgan.