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Daily Talker: Two Men Accused Of Leaving Pets In Hot Cars

Days after it took effect, a Rhode Island man is the first to be charged under the state's new law making it a crime to leave an animal in a hot car.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Retail, BJs Wholesale Club, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, Boothbay Harbor, ME

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Warwickonline.com

Seeking responses to climate change

On July 3 Governor Lincoln Chafee signed legislation to create a nine-member Climate Change Council made up of different directors of state agencies.

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

Bellingham Herald

Cape Wind seeks lease option for staging in RI

The Quonset Development Corp. on Wednesday announced Cape Wind is looking at a 1-year lease option at the Quonset Business Park, with two 1-year extensions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, New Bedford, MA, Bedford, MA, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

WLNE-TV Providence

Man charged under new law, leaving dog in hot car

Johnston police tell WJAR-TV it's the first time anyone has been charged under the new law, which makes it a misdemeanor to leave an animal in a vehicle in extreme hot or cold temperatures.

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

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Chickasha Daily Express

12 states now have plans for a minimum wage of $9 or more

Rhode Island last week joined 11 other states that plan to raise their minimum wage to at least $9 over the next several years.

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

WLNE-TV Providence

Teacher evaluation bill passes into law

Legislation that will make evaluations for many public school teachers less frequent has passed into law without Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee's signature.

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

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Patch.com

Fine for Littering in Rhode Island Doubled to $1,000

The maximum fine for littering in Rhode Island has doubled from $500 to $1,000. Lawmakers and Gov. Lincoln Chafee recently approved the change.

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

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The White House

States Lead On Minimum Wage. Is Congress Listening?

Congress is back in session this week, and if members have been listening to their constituents they will move quickly to raise the federal minimum wage, which has lost 20 percent of its purchasing power since the 1980s.

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Related Topix: Central Connecticut State University, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Deval Patrick, US Politics, US News, Lincoln Chafee, US Senate, Republican, New Britain, CT

Patch.com

Leaving a Dog in a Hot Car Now Illegal in Rhode Island

A new law makes it illegal to leave a pet in a sweltering vehicle in Rhode Island.

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

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Bangor Daily News

12 states have plans to raise minimum wage to $9 or more

Rhode Island last week joined 11 other states that plan to raise their minimum wage to at least $9 over the next several years.

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

The Modesto Bee

Newport casino question on ballot once again

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed legislation that will put a referendum on the November ballot about adding table games including blackjack and roulette.

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Related Topix: Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Games, Blackjack, Modesto, CA, Business News

Tri-cityherald.com

Senate's 'Rhode to Work' plan sees mixed success

Nine of the 21 pieces of legislation in the original "Rhode to Work" package passed the General Assembly and were sent to Gov. Lincoln Chafee.

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

Sat Jul 05, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

RI's 5 things: Delayed fireworks, 38 Studios

From a delayed Fourth of July celebration to a proposed settlement in the 38 Studios lawsuit, here are five things to know in Rhode Island: The annual Fourth of July celebration in Rhode Island's capital city has been pushed back a day because of stormy weather related to Hurricane Arthur.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, 38 Studios, Weather, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

Fri Jul 04, 2014

TheBlaze.com

Is Obama Getting His Way With Minimum Wages in These Blue States?

A dozen states now have minimum wage laws requiring pay be $9 per hour or higher, after Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed a bill Thursday to increase the state's previous minimum by $1.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lincoln Chafee, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Barack Obama, East Granby, CT, Granby, CT

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Reuters

Rhode Island governor signs minimum wage increase

Rhode Island's Democratic governor, Lincoln Chafee, has signed a bill to increase the state's minimum wage by $1, to $9 an hour, his office said on Thursday, following similar moves by neighboring New England states.

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The Chariho Times

Squid: a boon to Rhode Island fishing and tourism industry

Gov. Lincoln Chafee and other local officials attended a ceremony in Galilee at the town ramp on Friday afternoon to sign into legislation a bill making calamari Rhode Island's official state appetizer.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Slate

Republicans Can Win the Senate Without Flipping Any Blue States

While writing that post about Obama's poll numbers , I kept getting distracted by the math that defines every race this year.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, John Kerry, US Senate, Democrat, Sheldon Whitehouse, Republican

WLNE-TV Providence

Republican Block to push next for line-item veto

GOP gubernatorial hopeful Ken Block says he'll be turning his attention to the line-item veto now that legislation abolishing the so-called master lever has been signed into law.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Ken Block, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee

Tue Jul 01, 2014

KSL-TV

NECAP moratorium becomes law in Rhode Island

The use of standardized tests as a high school graduation requirement will be pushed back three years in Rhode Island under legislation that went into law without Gov. Lincoln Chafee's signature.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government, Standardized Testing, Education, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

FOX23

Rhode Island governor signs e-cigarette ban bill into law

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee on Tuesday signed new legislation that fully prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.

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

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