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2 hrs ago | Turnto10.com

Year ends with $68M surplus; most already used

The state of Rhode Island ended the last fiscal year with a $68 million surplus, though $59 has already been used to close a hole in the General Assembly's current year spending plan.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Patch.com

Planning to Vote in RI? There's an App for That

The Rhode Island Secretary of State's office has released a new mobile app for iPhone and Android devices that puts detailed voter information at your fingertips.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Clinton to campaign in Rhode Island for Magaziner

Magaziner is the son of former Clinton administration policy adviser Ira Magaziner.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Miami Herald

Democratic hopefuls go on offensive in TV debate

The leading Democratic hopefuls for Rhode Island governor each went on the offensive in a live televised debate, as the campaign heads into the final two weeks before the Sept.

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WLNE-TV Providence

Mosquitoes test negative for West Nile

Rhode Island environmental officials say they have found no West Nile virus in the latest batch of mosquitoes tested in the state.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Miami Herald

RI unveils new voter app for mobile devices

The Rhode Island secretary of state's office has unveiled a new application, designed to assist voters from mobile devices such as cellphones and tablets.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Connecticut Post

A gambler plays the slots on the floor of the Mohegan Sun Casino on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009.

A gambler plays the slots on the floor of the Mohegan Sun Casino on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009.Photo: Phil Noel, Connecticut Post Foxwoods Resort Casino and the Mohegan Sun in 2007 pumped a whopping $430 million in combined revenue into state coffers -- representing 25 percent of their overall slot machine take.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Health News

Opioid Prescription Data Now Available on HEALTH's Website

Beginning today the Rhode Island Department of Health is thought to be the first state to make data from its Prescription Monitoring Program available to the public on the Department's website.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Kayarian Wants Lower Gas Prices

A businessman - who made his millions in the automotive trade - his big concern now is the student loan debt being run up by college students in the "I never realized you guys owned so much money.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Phoenix

What does it mean to be a Democrat in Rhode Island?

The Governor of Rhode Island is a Democrat. So are the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, general treasurer, and attorney general.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island, Johnston, RI

Mon Aug 18, 2014

EcoRI.org

R.I. Lawmakers Grade Well on Environmental Issues

The Environment Council of Rhode Island recently released its biennial Green Report Card for the 2013 and 2014 General Assembly sessions.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

WLNE-TV Providence

Remaining mosquitoes test negative for West Nile

Rhode Island environmental officials say the remaining mosquitoes in the most recent batch tested for West Nile virus have showed no further sign of the disease.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Rhode Island

Sun Aug 17, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

In governor's race, Raimondo touts her pension fix

Gina Raimondo highlights her overhaul of Rhode Island's pension system as a key qualification in her gubernatorial bid, saying she took on a difficult problem and didn't blink in crafting a solution.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

WHJJ-AM Providence

RI Will No Longer Require Warrant for Detainers

Rhode Island will no longer require a warrant before the Department of Corrections honors an immigration detainer, pulling back from a policy Gov. Lincoln Chafee instituted a month ago.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Warwickonline.com

Kent launches initiative with - overdose antidote'

SULLIVAN: Dr. James Sullivan, from Butler Hospital, hopes to see a decrease in overdose-related deaths by having Narcan more accessible to at-risk patients.

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Examiner.com

Rhode Island primary: Sep. 09, 2014

Sep. 09,2014 is Rhode Island primary day.This year there are two primaries this election cycle because more than one candidate exists for each party's spot on the general election ballot in November.

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Rhode Island Department of Health News

DEM, HEALTH Report First Positive West Nile Virus Finding in...

The Department of Environmental Management and the Rhode Island Department of Health encourage residents to protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases after this week's hard rains by eliminating mosquito breeding grounds and avoiding mosquito bites.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

TheAlternativePress.com

Sparta Students Earn Dean's List

Three Sparta students have been named to the Dean's List of Sparta. According to the university, "M ore than 4,000 undergraduates have qualified for the Spring 2014 Dean's List.

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WLNE-TV Providence

Rhode Islanders Remember Robin Williams; Advocate for Mental Health

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.com It was the final night of the famed Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1992.

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Cybercast News Service

NIH Spends $280K to Empower Women to Make Contraceptive Choices ... in JailCNS

The federal government spent $279,789 in taxpayer funds "to improve contraceptive use for incarcerated women" who are soon to be released from jail.

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