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Federal shutdown not expected to have any immediate impact on WIC

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:51:25 GMT

At this time, the Rhode Island Department of Health does not expect the shutdown of the federal government to have any immediate impact on local WIC services.




Aids Care Rhode Island prsents wine and food tasting Feb. 1

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:25:53 GMT

AIDS Care Ocean State , Eat Drink RI, Rhode Island Monthly and Cox Media invite Rhode Islanders to take part in the newest local tasting event, not-to-be-missed, That's Amore! on Feb. 1 at Skyline at Waterplace in Providence.That's Amore! is a wine, beer, spirits and food tasting charity event at Skyline at Waterplace located in the heart of ... (more)




Comeback RI

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:59:18 GMT

IT'S FREE: Sign language interpreter Christen West signs "free tuition" as the governor talks about Rhode Island Promise, the program providing free tuition at CCRI.




Educators, mayors rally in support $100B for nation's schools

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:07:15 GMT

Warwick school officials joined in applauding Senator Jack Reed at Johnston High School last Friday as he talked about legislation he introduced last August for $100 billion in federal funds to repair the nation's school systems.




Business | RI Loses Jobs for 4th Time in Last 5 Months

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:26:15 GMT

Rhode Island lost 600 jobs in the month of December, marking the fourth time in the last five months that the state has lost jobs. According to the RI Department of Labor and Training, estimated nonfarm payroll in Rhode Island totaled 497,300 in December, down 600 from the November number of 497,900.




Live Videos | RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity to Pick Progressive...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:27:27 GMT

Mike Stenhouse, President, and CEO of the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, joined GoLocal News Editor Kate Nagle on LIVE to discuss Governor Gina Raimondo's State of the State -- and upcoming budget proposal. Stenhouse also spoke to the Center's legislative agenda, and the plan by the Center -- which describes itself as "Rhode Island's leading free-enterprise public policy research and advocacy organization..




Deadly flu season will continue to be a threat

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:27:37 GMT

So far, 295 Rhode Islanders have been hospitalized with the flu and 7 people have died from the flu this season. Emergency rooms have been clogged with patients and state health officials say it will continue to be a threat for weeks to come.




Freetown hears proposal for medical marijuana dispensary

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:27:36 GMT

Every patient first visits their doctors. They then come to our dispensary with specific conditions to resolve.




Politics | ANALYSIS: Raimondo's "Love" Speech

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:16:42 GMT

In the past, she has struggled to find a theme for her State of the State addresses. Last year, GoLocal analyzed her State of the State speech for her use of "I".




Brown/Prospect plan to buy CNE labeled 'loss'

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:02:03 GMT

Rhode Islanders would be the losers if Brown University and Prospect Medical Holdings based in California were to acquire Care New England Health System, says the man who ran Kent Hospital for the past five years.




Politics | "Corruption, Hostile Business Climate, Poor...

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:02:45 GMT

Rhode Island House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan -- who is also a GOP gubernatorial candidate -- released her "State of the State" on Tuesday ahead of Governor Gina Raimondo's State of the State address. "Corruption, Hostile Business Climate, Poor Educational Outcomes" were the three main categories in Morgan's speech, which she will deliver at 5:30 p.m. at the State House.




Politics | Unions Full Court Press to Block PawSox Deal Going Before Voters

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:56:15 GMT

Rhode Island unions are threatening, cajoling, and are holding back campaign donations in order to block an effort by Speaker of the House Nick Mattiello and other legislators to allow the voters to determine the fate of the unpopular proposed $82 million funding scheme for the proposed PawSox stadium. Union boses have made it clear they are boycotting Mattiello and other House Democrats fundraisers unless they agree to hold a vote on the PawSox deal.




Mississippi inmate in buttocks injection killing has died

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:38:48 GMT

Leaders of the Cherokee Nation marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by acknowledging the tribe needs to come to terms with its treatment of former slaves, known as Freedmen. Leaders of the Cherokee Nation marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by acknowledging the tribe needs to come to terms with its treatment of former slaves, known as Freedmen.




Nearly every governor with ocean coastline opposes Whitehouse's drilling proposal

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:42:43 GMT

The Trump administration's proposal to open vast portions of US coastline to oil drilling was met with ferocious opposition from a number of the coastal governors it would affect. The Trump administration's proposal to open vast portions of US coastline to oil drilling was met with ferocious opposition from a number of the coastal governors it would affect.




Search suspended for missing kayaker in Rhode Island

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 01:57:43 GMT

Matthew Perry left in a 10-foot kayak around noon Friday near Conimicut Point in Warwick and was expected to be on the water for an hour. When he didn't return as planned, his wife called 911.




News | EDITORIAL: Want to Rebuild Trust With Rhode Islanders? Let Them Vote on the PawSox Stadium

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 19:20:13 GMT

The entire episode of 38 Studios, from the passage of the legislation to the approval of the funding by the then-Economic Development Corporation , reeked of incompetence at best and inside wheeling and dealing -- whether criminal or not -- at worst. Then, the investigation into the debacle by the Rhode Island State Police and Attorney General was a black mark on their reputations.




News | Roger Williams University's Advertising Campaign Comes Under Fire for Questionable Claims

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 10:14:58 GMT

A new radio advertising campaign from Roger Williams University running in the Providence media market, claims in part: "Did you know the tuition at the School of Continuing Studies at Roger Williams University is just as affordable as a community college?" In Rhode Island, where the ad is running on iHeart media stations, the Community College of Rhode Island's tuition is now free for almost all students. A GoLocal reader heard the commercial and then checked the Roger Williams website thinking that Rhode Island residents could take classes for free at Roger Williams.




Hundreds Expected at Community Event to Rewrite the End to RI's Overdose Epidemic

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:14:49 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Health and the organization Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together will be hosting a free, community event on Monday, January 15th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence called Owning Our Story: About the Opioid Overdose Epidemic. The event, which is expected to draw hundreds of Rhode Islanders, will be a chance to rewrite the ending to Rhode Island's overdose crisis.




New digs enable Mentor RI to meet mission

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:26:10 GMT

MORE TO WORK WITH: Mentor RI Jo-Ann Schofield, President and CEO, said the generous lease agreement provided by Coastway Community Bank will enable to agency to do more.




Nearly every governor with ocean coastline opposes Trump's drilling proposal

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:53:47 GMT

The Trump administration's proposal to open vast portions of US coastline to oil drilling was met with ferocious opposition from a number of the coastal governors it would affect. That move by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke drew accusations of favoritism, which have been denied.