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  1. Rhode Island auditor to look at faulty benefits systemRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    Rhode Island's auditor general plans to review the botched rollout of the state's new public benefits computer system. State Rep. Patricia Serpa says Auditor General Dennis Hoyle has accepted her request to conduct an independent audit of the project's costs.

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  2. Business | Raimondo Administration Starts Process for Locating New Innovation CampusRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Go Local

    Where will the new Innovation Campus be located? Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed is pushing for it to be located at Newport Grand. Others are pushing for it to be a linchpin in the development of the Superman Building and others are pushing for it to another component to 195 land redevelopment.

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  3. Live Videos | UHIP Failure Increases Demand at Rhode Island Community Food BankRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Go Local

    RI Community Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff says the need in Rhode Island is great and the failure of United Healthcare Infrastructure Project has increased demand. "We know that lots of people have had to turn to food pantries because they're not getting their SNAP benefits.

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  4. Gov. Raimondo: Immigrants are welcome in Rhode IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WLNE-TV Providence

    "The President is empowering DHS to carry out the immigration laws currently on the books," said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. The new actions include; removing President Obama's exemptions for certain categories of undocumented immigrants, hiring 15 thousand new customs and immigration employees and expedited deportations.

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  5. Countdown to Oscar Sunday: a sit-down with Chad VerdiRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WLNE-TV Providence

    We are counting down the days until the 89th Academy Awards and one film that will be noticeably missing is the movie about Cranston boxing champ Vinny Paz, "Bleed For This." East Greenwich-native Chad Verdi says he couldn't be happier with how the movie turned out and thankfully, another movie he produced alongside Martin Scorcese is nominated.

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  6. Free tuition: An unfair, unthinking approachRead the original story

    Tuesday | Warwickonline.com

    Putting aside the political aspects, Gov. Raimondo's proposal of free tuition would be a slap in the face to all Rhode Islanders who have recently graduated college.

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  7. Car tax reliefRead the original story

    Tuesday | Warwickonline.com

    The governor's office took to the road last week to promote her plan to provide car tax relief starting next year and to underscore elimination of the tax, as House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello's proposes, can't be sustained.

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  8. Brightness, on a solemn observanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Warwickonline.com

    NEARING COMPLETION: The Station Fire Memorial Park at the location of the fire should be completed for a dedication this May. REMEMBERING 100 ANGELS: Gina Russo, a survivor of the Station Nightclub fire and co-chair of the Station Fire Memorial Park Campaign, addresses the news media on the 14th anniversary of the fire where 100 people lost their ... (more)

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  9. Here's why lawmakers in 17 states are working to legalize recreational potRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Los Angeles Times

    When Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure in November to legalize recreational marijuana, Josh Miller saw this as a sign that his time had finally arrived. The Rhode Island state senator has a reputation among colleagues as a cannabis crusader - a battle that, so far, he's lost. 1 comment

  10. Business | EDITORIAL: If You Are Sick, Please Stay HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Go Local

    At GoLocal one of our golden rules is if you are sick, stay home. We appreciate that people are committed to working hard, but coming in sick does not help anyone - it just gets everyone else sick, their significant others sick, their children, and so on.

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  11. Battlefield Enemies and Trading Partners: Interview with Philip LeighRead the original story

    Monday | HistoryNet

    When Philip Leigh was in the seventh grade he read Rifles for Watie, a novel by Harold Keith that tells the story of a boy who worked on both sides of the war in Indian Territory . The questions that story raised concerning intersectional trade during the conflict long reverberated with Leigh, and the result is his recent book Trading With the Enemy: The Covert Economy During the American Civil War .

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  12. Proposed 428 Percent Hike for Gun Permits Could Hurt SalesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | NBC Connecticut

    If the fee for a pistol carry permit increases to $300 from $70 for five years, new gun owners could be the ones discouraged from purchasing guns. "Existing gun owners, they'll suck it up and do what they have to do," said Gary Lenk, the gunsmith at Newington Gun Exchange.

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  13. News | EXCLUSIVE: John Hope Settlement Closing, According to Confidential EmailRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | Go Local

    Representative Anastasia Williams has informed John Hope Settlement House board members of plans to shutter the Providence community organization that has been around nearly 90 years, but has been plagued with recent financial problems. On Thursday February 16, Board Chair Williams -- in an email obtained by GoLocalProv.com -- instructed a JHSH administrator to "put on J.H. letterhead" the following letter for distribution to parents and staff .

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  14. Rhode Island's DMV system upgrade could launch in summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Department of Revenue Director Robert Hull says the application is already up and running in simulation mode and he's encouraged by the pace of development, testing and training. The Palo Alto, California-based company countersued last year and disputes the state's contention it was required to deliver a fully functional system.

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  15. Politics | Moore: Raimondo Badmouths Deloitte, Then Breaks Bread With ThemRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 19 | Go Local

    I've always thought that the best way to discern a person's true thoughts and feelings isn't by listening to what they say, but by watching what they do. For instance, we've all met people who complain about their lot in life, but do little to change anything.

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  16. Underage drinking sweep nets 8 arrests in AlbanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Albany Times Union

    Investigators conducting an underage drinking sweep arrested eight people inside two city businesses Feb. 10., state Department of Motor Vehicles officials said. DMV field investigators worked with Albany police to spot patrons using fake IDs at Sabatino's Liquor Store on Quail Street and the Exxon mini-mart on Ontario Street, the state agency's spokesman Joe Morrissey said.

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  17. Tackling addiction behind bars; new collaborative seeks to improve careRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | WLNE-TV Providence

    The majority of inmates at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections are dealing with some form of substance abuse. The state is already a leader when it comes to drug treatment behind bars, but now their role in a new program out of UMass Medical School is hoping to help improve that work even more.

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  18. Live Videos | Anthony Maione Discussed the Impact of Ten Years of 211 on GoLocal LIVERead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Go Local

    Anthony Maione of the United Way of Rhode Island visits with GoLocal LIVE to discuss the impact of the 2-1-1 over the past ten years. The system has transformed how Rhode Islanders seek help to complex financial, health, and service issues.

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  19. Eight arrested for fake IDs in AlbanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | Albany Times Union

    Eight people in Albany were arrested Friday for using fake IDs while trying to purchase alcohol during a sweep by city police and investigators from the state Department of Motor Vehicles. The arrests were at Sabatino's Liquor Store on Quail Street and the Exxon mini-mart on Ontario Street, according to a DMV announcement.

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  20. UHIP Assessment Report reveals system roll-out was prematureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | WLNE-TV Providence

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. It's expected to take at least another year for the state's new benefits system to be fully up-and-running glitch free, according to the UHIP Assessment Report made public Wednesday. The report states the technology was not ready to go live when it did in September, which federal officials had said before the rollout.

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