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9:13 am
Mon July 25, 2011

I (Heart) Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – At the height of summer in Rhode Island, WRNI Political Analyst Scott Mackay says it's time to count our blessings and take stock of the good things about our cozy corner of New England.

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RIPR News
8:18 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Fox supports legislative hiring reform

PROVIDENCE, RI – House Speaker Gordon Fox says he supports reforming the hiring process for legislative employees.

A good government group wants the legislature to adopt an employee classification system with specified job functions and compensation. Fox says he's receptive to considering the concept, possibly during next year's legislative session.

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Politics
7:23 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Sundlun laid to rest

Former Governor Bruce Sundlun was laid to rest after a funeral service at Temple Beth-El in Providence.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Former Governor Bruce Sundlun was laid to rest after a funeral service at Temple Beth-El in Providence. A former aide, US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, called Sundlun one of the most accomplished leaders in Rhode Island history.

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RIPR News
10:53 am
Fri July 22, 2011

Former Governor Sundlun dead at 91

Providence,RI – Rhode Island is mourning the death of a former governor.


Bruce Sundlun, who led the state from 1991 to 1995, died yesterday at his Jamestown home, a few hours after being discharged from Rhode Island Hospital where he was treated for pneumonia.


In a state well-known for colorful political figures Sundlun was a rainbow.

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Local Features
10:24 am
Fri July 22, 2011

The Job Club

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island has clubs for just about everything. But there's one you may never want to join. It's called the "Job Club."

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Politics
8:35 am
Fri July 22, 2011

WRNI's Scott Mackay on Sundlun's legacy

Providence, RI – WRNI's Scott Mackay speaks with Morning Edition Anchor Dave Fallon on the life of former Governor Bruce Sundlun.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. news@wrni.org.

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RIPR News
6:44 pm
Thu July 21, 2011

Pawtucket offering more cooling options

PROVIDENCE, RI – Pawtucket has set up a number of places to help residents there beat the heat.


They city is extending hours at the public library, the senior center, waiving fees as the Fairlawn Veterans pool and extending swimming hours to 8:00 pm, and opening community rooms in senior centers. Pawtucket spokesman Doug Hadden says the city wants people know they have options.

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RIPR News
4:50 pm
Thu July 21, 2011

Broken air conditioner leaves some inmates in the heat

Providence, RI – About a hundred prisoners at the Adult Correctional Institutions have been going without air conditioning for the past month.

The affected area, in a portion of the intake center and the infirmary, is currently about 84 degrees.

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Tracey Zeckhausen says the ACI has been doing what it can to keep inmates comfortable.

"They have portable air conditioning units and fans in place and plenty of cold water is available," she says.

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Morning News Podcast
8:43 am
Thu July 21, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Thursday, July 21, 2011.

RIPR News
7:20 am
Thu July 21, 2011

Jewelry District's future still uncertain

PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence is holding a planning session to discuss the future of the Jewelry District and nearby neighborhoods.

The capital city's Planning Department says the study is being done to identify the preferred use of downtown and the hospital area of upper South Providence. The latter area includes the Jewelry District and land made available by the relocation of Interstate 195.

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