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Yesterday | Warwickonline.com

Opinions differ on offering sanctuary to alien children

If and when there is a request from the federal government, I will share it publicly," Governor Lincoln Chafee said in a public statement Monday night.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rhode Island, Immigration Reform, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, Deval Patrick, Warwick, RI, Opinion

Yesterday | WHJJ-AM Providence

Providence Asked to Require Warrant for Detainers

A civil liberties group is asking the Providence Police Department to follow the state prison system and stop honoring federal immigration detainers without a warrant.

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Narragansett Times

Great Island Bridge just one of many in disrepair in RI

If you've ever driven a car in Rhode Island then you probably know that many of the state's roads and bridges are in need of repair.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David Cicilline, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

Sat Jul 19, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

State gets $193K to prepare for coastal erosion

Rhode Island's congressional delegation and Gov. Lincoln Chafee have announced $193,000 in federal funds to help the state prepare for coastline erosion from storms and rising sea levels.

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

WLNE-TV Providence

RI's 5 things: Immigrant holds, joblessness down

From the lowest unemployment rate in six years to a new policy on detaining immigrants, here are five things to know in Rhode Island: There's a new policy in Rhode Island related to holding immigrants in custody.

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

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Turnto10.com

Undocumented children debate reaches RI

As the nation's border crisis continues to heat up, Rhode Islanders are joining in the debate and taking sides on immigration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Immigration Reform, Prison, Illegal Immigration, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

Turnto10.com

Bridge repairs halted with lack of federal highway funds

And on Friday, state officials toured a bridge replacement project in Narragansett to see how that's affecting Rhode Island structures.

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Related Topix: Narragansett, RI, US News, US Senate, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David Cicilline, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

The Block Island Times

Blake Filippi to run for General Assembly

Blake Filippi is running as an Independent against Charlestown Democrat and incumbent Donna Walsh, hoping to represent District 36. This District includes New Shoreham, Westerly, South Kingston and Charleston.

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Related Topix: Charlestown (Boston, MA), Westerly, RI, Block Island, RI, Providence, RI, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Washington Times

Rhode Island to place restrictions on detainers

Rhode Island's Department of Corrections is placing some restrictions on when it will honor federal immigration detainers, the governor's office told The Associated Press on Thursday, although advocates for immigrants' rights say the policy contains loopholes that could still allow people's constitutional rights to be violated.

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

RepMan

The Biggest Problem for the Smallest State

"If it ain't broke, why fix it?" is a saying with which many are familiar. But how about: "If it is broke, let's just keep doing the same thing over and over?" While it sounds ridiculous, I'm convinced it's the new motto for my home state of Rhode Island and the root cause of its branding problem.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government, Donald Carcieri

Wed Jul 16, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

Senate forms panel on child and youth services

The Rhode Island Senate has created a task force on the Department of Children, Youth and Families as the agency faces significant fiscal problems.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Tue Jul 15, 2014

UnionLeader.com

'Aerospace corridor' eyed between Quebec and New England

Bookended by Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, left, and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, right, delegates at Monday's work session of the 38th annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers, which was held at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel, listen to a presentation about a potential "aerospace corridor" that would link ... (more)

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Related Topix: Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Hooksett, NH

WLNE-TV Providence

Dee From The Desk: Will the Real GOP Candidate Please Stand Up

Does it ever feel like the wrong person is running for governor? If you are a member of the Rhode Island Republican Party it may seem that way.

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

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Coventry Courier

Chafee signs legislation allowing state aid to fund school program

Full-day kindergarten may be a possibility in Coventry as Governor Lincoln Chafee signed legislation earlier this week allowing state aid to be provided to those Rhode Island cities and towns that have not implemented the day-long program starting in 2017.

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Related Topix: Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, Coventry, RI, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, West Warwick, RI, Warwick, RI

Fri Jul 11, 2014

CBS Local

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

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