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  1. BI Realtors burdened by 8 percent taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | The Block Island Times

    The Rhode Island Association of Realtors may have lost the war regarding the state's passage of an 8 percent vacation-home rental tax, but that doesn't mean that they won't continue to fight it. The budget bill tax would levy a 7 percent state sales tax and 1 percent local hotel tax on private home rentals of 30 days or fewer and become effective on July 1, 2015, in hopes of raising a projected $5.4 million for the state.

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  2. 4 RI beaches reopened after new bacteria testsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | WLNE-TV Providence

    The state Department of Health on Friday said swimmers could return to the waters at Goddard Memorial State Park Beach, Conimicut Point Beach and Oakland Beach, all in Warwick, and Warren Town Beach in Warren.

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  3. Bacteria closes 4 Rhode Island beaches to swimmingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | WLNE-TV Providence

    The state Department of Health on Thursday recommended the closure to swimming of Goddard Memorial State Park Beach, Conimicut Point Beach and Oakland Beach, all in Warwick, and Warren Town Beach in Warren.

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  4. Warren Town Beach Closed to SwimmingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Patch.com

    The state Department of Health is recommending the closure of Warren Town Beach to swimming after elevated bacteria levels were detected in the waters recently. The health department will keep checking water quality and will announce a reopening whenever bacteria counts dip below the acceptable limit.

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  5. Next Commanding General of RI National Guard is NK NativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Patch.com

    North Kingstown resident and the commander of the 56th Troop Command at Camp Fogarty Col. Christopher P. Callahan will be the next Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard.

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  6. The 4 LGBT victories that could follow marriage equalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Mashable

    When the Supreme Court makes a historic decision granting equal rights to a group of people who experience state-sanctioned discrimination, it signals a radical shift in American culture and politics. The symbolism can be so sweeping that some might mistake it for a sign of full equality.

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  7. System to alert Rhode Islanders to emergency situationsRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 2 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Rhode Island officials say a new alert system will notify people across the state about emergency situations including evacuation notices, severe weather alerts, boil water notices, missing people and active shooters. Citizens can receive the alerts by registering a phone number and email address with the CodeRED system on the state Emergency Management Agency website, http://www.riema.ri.gov .

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  8. Repairs begin on Park Ave. bridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Warwickonline.com

    Repairs to the Park Avenue railroad bridge have begun following last week's emergency closure, while commuters and nearby businesses continue to cope with the situation.

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  9. R.I. in 'early stages of comeback,' Raimondo says at budget signingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Warwickonline.com

    ALMOST READY TO SIGN: Legislative leaders gather around as Governor Gina Raimondo prepares to sign the state's $8.7 billion budget into law.

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  10. Be Rhody Ready: It only takes one hurricane to cause disasterRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 2 | Warwickonline.com

    With the 2015 hurricane season officially underway, the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency plans to hold a conference Aug. 25 and 26 on how the public can get prepared.

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  11. GoLocalProv | News | NEW: Raimondo Names Callahan Adjutant and Commanding GeneralRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Go Local

    Governor Gina Raimondo announced that Colonel Christopher Callahan is the next Adjutant General of Rhode Island, and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard. Callahan is replacing Major General Kevin McBride, who retired in June.

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  12. Providence man first charged in amended sex trafficking lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | WLNE-TV Providence

    A Providence man is the first person to be charged under new sex trafficking laws after being accused of luring a 17-year-old girl from Texas for prostitution. Dujuan Harris, 34, could face up to 50 years in prison and a $40,000 fine, under a law amended in May by the General Assembly which increased punishment for sex trafficking minors.

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  13. Researchers receive $500K grant to study bat fungusRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 2 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Rhode Island Public Radio ( http://bit.ly/1CbO7xB ) reports that Brown University scientist Richard Bennett has been leading research into the fungus with the Department of Environmental Management and the University of California San Francisco.

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  14. GoLocalProv | News | The Biggest Tax Cheats in Rhode IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Go Local

    Below are the top 50 delinquent business taxpayers in the state, ordered from least to greatest. Data was obtained directly from the state Division of Taxation and is based on an official statutorily mandated list of tax delinquents that must be published.

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  15. GoLocalProv | News | New York Times, Applebees are Some of RI’s Biggest Tax CheatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Go Local

    The businesses that owe the most in back taxes to Rhode Island include one of the country's most prestigious newspapers, a popular restaurant chain, and at least one Fortune 500 company, according to data from the Division of Taxation. The top 100 delinquent businesses owe as much as $18.7 million according to the state list.

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  16. New Sakonnet Harbor Boat Ramp is OpenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Patch.com

    Construction began in may and the new ramp offers improved public access to local waters for fishing, boating and hunting. The new boat ramp that offers public access to the water on the shore of Sakonnet Harbor in Little Compton is now open.

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  17. Rhode Island Bills that Violate Due Process Held in Committee as Assembly AdjournsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | AmmoLand

    Neither Senate Bill 503 nor Senate Bill 520 advanced out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Gun owners in the Ocean State can rest easy knowing that all anti-gun legislation introduced this session was held in committee for further study.

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  18. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Turnto10.com

    If you call in a drug overdose to 911 in Rhode Island, you're going to have to face the police and the medics who arrive. "We used to just drag them in the backyard because we all had records and we're all on probation and parole," said John Prince, a recovering addict.

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  19. GoLocalProv | Politics | Giannini: Special Sessions Are Not Rare For General AssemblyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Go Local

    The General Assembly recessed Thursday night after what the House Speaker and Senate President concurred was an impasse on trying to reach an agreement over legislative bills. The recess is different from an adjournment because it leaves open the door for the General Assembly to come back before January and revisit some of the issues that were left on the table.

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  20. GoLocalProv | News | Critics Raise Questions Over New 195 Tax Break Plan for ProvidenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Go Local

    Community leaders -- and real estate professionals -- were among those who raised questions about Providence's stake in the newly brokered plan for a standardized tax stabilization agreement for development of the 195 land on Tuesday night. In a joint statement released just before the City Council Finance Committee meeting, city and state leaders including Governor Gina Raimondo, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, City Council President Luis Aponte, and General Assembly leadership lauded the proposal which calls for a two-tiered TSA for projects above $10 million and $50 million respectively, after a proposal at the State Senate to give the state full control of 195 negotiations fell flat at the end of the General Assembly session.

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