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  1. Raimondo, Fung Set to Square Off in TV DebateRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WHJJ-AM Providence

    ... and Fung, Cranston's mayor, are both campaigning on improving the struggling economy. She wants to make Rhode Island a center for manufacturing again. He says his $200 million tax-reduction plan will spur economic growth. Raimondo is favored going ...

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  2. Prudence Island Man Identified; Found Dead in FireRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WHJJ-AM Providence

    An 83-year-old man has been identified as the person found dead inside his home on Rhode Island's Prudence Island during a fire. Portsmouth police said Monday that Norman Medeiros was found dead when fire crews were battling a fire at his house Thursday night.

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  3. GoLocalProv | Politics | RI’s Second Most Important Race to be Decided by Less Than 11,000 VotesRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Go Local

    The second most important race in Rhode Island this year will most likely be decided by less than 11,000 votes. While the race for Governor takes top billing this year statewide, the outcome of Senate District 13 - Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed's seat in Newport and Jamestown -- is gearing up to be a hotly contested battle between the incumbent and newcomer Republican Mike Smith.

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  4. GoLocalProv | Politics | Guest MINDSETTERa„˘ Ken Block Vote YES on Question 3Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Go Local

    Rhode Island citizens have every reason to vote YES on Question #3 on this November's ballot and approve the Constitutional Convention. Approving Question 3 is a vote against 38 Studios-style backroom deals.

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  5. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff Vinny Paz's story going from canvas to silver screenRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Boston.com

    ... Paz's story will be turned into a movie, "Bleed for This," which is scheduled to begin shooting next month in Rhode Island. He is thrilled. "I'm going to be the main inspiration in the world for people, and how cool is that?" he says. Vinny Paz was ...

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  6. Beale: Why a GOP Candidate Has a Shot in Dark-Blue Rhode IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | National Review Online

    Within the past four years, the smallest city in the state went bankrupt, and the biggest one - the capital, no less - almost did. Rhode Island has been dogged by the highest or near-highest unemployment rate in the nation and has ranked dead last in a seemingly endless parade of national surveys of business-friendliness.

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  7. Barrington Resident Admits to Defrauding $1.2 Million from BusinessesRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Patch.com

    Checkmaster Payroll Services owner Warren Hebert, 67, was charged with eight counts of wire fraud and one count of impeding the administration of the Internal Revenue Code. Herbert admitted to defrauding several businesses in Rhode Island and Massachusetts of more than $1.2 million in federal payroll taxes from April 2009 to October 2011.

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  8. Di Pasquale Stays as CCRI PresidentRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Patch.com

    Ray Di Pasquale, Community College of Rhode Island President will stay at the helm of the school for the foreseeable future. The Cranston Herald reported that Di Pasquale withdrew his name from consideration for commissioner of higher education in Louisiana on October 9. He was one of three candidates for the post.

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  9. Attorney general race puts focus on public trustRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    ... and a political climate in which down-ballot races have struggled to win voters' attention. "I don't believe Rhode Island can change its economic fortunes until it fixes its reputation," Hodgson said in a recent interview. "Our reputation for ...

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  10. RI nurses say they aren't ready for EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    Nurses in Rhode Island don't feel adequately prepared to deal with Ebola, according to a union's survey released Monday. The survey found that about 80 percent of health care professionals who responded feel their workplace is unprepared to treat a patient with Ebola or believe more should be done to get ready.

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  11. Proposed Mayoral Academy Gets Preliminary ApprovalRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Patch.com

    The Providence Journal reported that the Rhode Island Council of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 5 to 3 to award preliminary approval to the RISE Mayoral Academy , a kindergarten-through-grade-eight school that would serve students from Woonsocket, North Smithfield and Burrillville. RISE would open in September 2015 with 81 students in kindergarten and add a grade per year until enrollment reaches 729 students.

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  12. Rhode Island DEM gets newly trained police dogRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    's Department of Environmental Management has a newly trained police dog. Eighteen-month-old Bear was honored today at a ceremony marking his certification as a police utility dog by the North American Police Work Dog Association.

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  13. Elderly man identified in Prudence Island fireRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    An 83-year-old man has been identified as the person found dead inside his home on Rhode Island's Prudence Island during a fire. Portsmouth police said Monday that Norman Medeiros was found dead when fire crews were battling a fire at his house Thursday night.

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  14. Coventry Proposes Modern, Money-Saving Recycle SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Patch.com

    ... equipment would bring an increase in recyclables collected and an increase in profit sharing money from Rhode Island Resource Recovery, McGee said. The town would receive nine automated sanitation vehicles, two used roll-off trucks, eight 50-yard ...

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  15. The 15 Most Competitive RI General Assembly Races of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | WHJJ-AM Providence

    Election Day is two weeks from Tuesday -- and here are some of the most competitive General Assembly races in Rhode Island.

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  16. RI--Rhode Island News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, RIRead the original story

    Yesterday | Washington Times

    Good morning. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Rhode Island.

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  17. GoLocalProv | Business | Mattiello and Paiva Weed Say Vote Yes on Question 4 for URIRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Go Local

    Recently, engineer Andrew Aitkin, retired vice president at New England Power Co., provided several compelling reasons why Rhode Islanders should support the $125 million higher education facilities bond referendum that will appear on the November 4 ballot . Aitkin, who now lives in Florida, exhorts voters: "Nothing can do more to improve the Rhode Island economy than this bond authorization.

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  18. Council seeks health insurance financing detailsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WBNS

    The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council says state officials, including the Legislature, must figure out how to pay for insurance for more than 26,000 Rhode Islanders. The Providence Journal reports that RIPEC says in a report to be released Monday that the state will have to identify non-federal dollars to keep the state-run exchange operating or turn it over to the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

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  19. Rhode Island police warn about home invasionsRead the original story

    Yesterday | Turnto10.com

    Authorities say the suspects forced their way into an 83-year-old woman's home in Hopkinton on Friday night. Police say the men assaulted the woman and made off with cash and jewelry.

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  20. Fung, Republicans See Opening in Governor's RaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WHJJ-AM Providence

    Republican Governors Association Chairman Chris Christie has said he won't aim resources at landslides or lost causes. His recent stop in Rhode Island for Allan Fung signals that he sees the Rhode Island governor's race as neither.

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