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Thursday Apr 17 | Go Local

Mattiello Receives Vote of Confidence from RI Business Leaders

While the Feds investigate his predecessor's campaign finance records, new House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello is getting high marks from local business leaders for his economic agenda.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island, Cranston, RI, Harvard University, East Providence, RI

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

Department of Health declares flu widespread in RI

A second wave of flu has forced the Department of Health to declare it as widespread again in Rhode Island.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island, Medicine, Health, Influenza

Reuters

Rhode Island loses bid to have pension reform lawsuit tossed

A lawsuit by retired Rhode Island public employees over the state's sweeping 2011 pension system overhaul will continue after a judge on Wednesday rejected a move by state officials to have the case thrown out.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island, US Governors

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Beer, Wine Bills Backed By R.I. Farm Breweries And Wineries, But Not Liquor Industry

Right now, in Rhode Island you pretty much have to go to a liquor store to stock up on beer for a dinner party.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island, Agriculture, Science

WLNE-TV Providence

Judge allows pension lawsuit to proceed

On Thursday, Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter rejected a motion by the State of Rhode Island to dismiss the matter.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Examiner.com

This week at the RI General Assembly: April 15,-April 17, 2014

Rhode Island 's legislative body, the General Assembly meets for a full session this week, which begins on Tuesday at the 4:00 p.m. and ends on Thursday afternoon.

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Go Local

Health | NEW: Rhode Island Influenza Deaths Up, High Elderly Toll

Thirteen people, most of them in their 80s and 90s, have died from influenza this season, many since the arrival of the H3N2 strain of flu in late March according to RI Department of Health .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health, Family, Rhode Island, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Vaccinations, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Warwickonline.com

Coastway lending honored by real estate professionals

LENDER OF THE YEAR: Members of the Coastway Community Bank mortgage loan team joined President and CEO Bill White, Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Officer Jana Planka and Senior Vice President Suzanne Fry to accept Rhode Island Housing's 2013 Participating Lender of the Year award at a breakfast for real estate professionals on April 1.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home Buying

The Daily Caller

Dem senator 'couldn't be happier' defending...

Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse welcomed a fight with congressional Republicans over the merits of Obamacare - and then immediately forgot some of those merits himself.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat, Rhode Island, Representative Tim Scott, Republican, US House of Representatives, Conservative Political News

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Go Local

RI Public Radio Reporter Says Station Blocking Her Unemployment

RI Public Radio veteran reporter Flo Jonic says the RI-based station is blocking her ability to collect unemployment benefits after she was fired.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Turnto10.com

Bristol shellfishing areas are back open

Waters that were closed to shellfishing last week were re-opened on Saturday. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management lifted the ban for the waters of Bristol Harbor and Hog Island that were closed due to high flows and high fecal coliform levels.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island

Fri Apr 11, 2014

ABC News

Mediation in Rhode Island Pension Lawsuits Fails

Talks to salvage a proposed settlement designed to end the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul have failed and the original court challenge is moving ahead, both sides of the case said Friday.

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

WLNE-TV Providence

RI prepares for opening day of fishing

It's that time of year again. Many Rhode Islander's are bringing out their tackle boxes and fishing poles as they prepare for the opening day of fishing.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Warwickonline.com

Coastway lending honored by real estate professionals

LENDER OF THE YEAR: Members of the Coastway Community Bank mortgage loan team joined President and CEO Bill White, Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Officer Jana Planka and Senior Vice President Suzanne Fry to accept Rhode Island Housing's 2013 Participating Lender of the Year award at a breakfast for real estate professionals on April 1.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home Buying

Go Local

Rhode Island's 'Medicare Millionaires'

More than 4,000 doctors and other providers of health care services in Rhode Island received nearly $260 million in Medicare reimbursements in 2012, according to new federal data released yesterday.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Medicine, Rhode Island, Providence, RI

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Go Local

Legalized Marijuana Could Generate up to $82M for RI

A new report by Open Doors estimates Rhode Island could bring in between $21.5 million to $82 million in revenue from the current legislative proposal to tax and regulate marijuana.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Rhode Island, Providence College

Go Local

PODCAST: Is Pell's Campaign Dead?

Clay Pell is a mismanaged, weak candidate who doesn't have a chance at the Governor's Office, or he's a credible candidate with strong endorsements running a respectable first-time gubernatorial campaign.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Go Local

Don Roach: Rhode Island, You Are To Blame

Back in 2010, when I had just begun writing for GoLocal I made a video imploring Rhode Islanders to choose different representatives at the State House because we were in pension crisis mode and our economy was still in the tank.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative David Cicilline, Democrat, Rhode Island, Providence, RI

Go Local

Hodgson Calls for Action from AG on Overdose Epidemic

State Senator Dawson Hodgson, Republican candidate for Attorney General, has called for the use of Google settlement funds to address Rhode Island's ongoing heroin overdose epidemic which has claimed at least 75 lives in Rhode Island this year.

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Warwickonline.com

Positive trends in new data of kids

KIDS' TOUCH: A junior chorus of first- and second-graders from the Lillian Feinstein/Sackett Street School leave the grand ballroom at the Crowne Plaza after performing two songs at Monday's release of the 2014 KIDS COUNT Factbook.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Rhode Island, Warwick, RI

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