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Morning News Podcast
9:23 am
Fri July 16, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010.

Providence, R.I. – Hear the daily morning podcast for Friday, July 16, 2010.

RIPR News
4:02 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

RIPTA hikes basic fare by a quarter

Providence, R.I. – The Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority has approved a bus fare hike in an attempt to close a $3.7 million budget deficit.

RIPTA's board on Wednesday approved a measure that will raise the basic fares by 25 cents to $2. The increase is expected to bring in about $1.2 million annually. The new fares take effect on Sept. 1.

The board did not take any action of service cut proposals after hearing from groups representing the elderly and disabled.

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Local Features
3:26 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

Use of un-approved birth control devices common in U.S.

Providence, R.I. – More than 60 women have joined a class-action suit after it was discovered that 10 Rhode Island practices implanted un-approved IUDs in them. The doctors allegedly obtained the cut-rate birth control devices on line from Canada.

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RIPR News
2:50 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

EPA: 26 parties involved in Coventry cleanup

Coventry, R.I. – Federal environmental officials say 26 parties have agreed to help clean up the Great Lakes Container Corp. site in Coventry.

Under the settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency, the parties will investigate and remove soil contaminated with hazardous substances at a cost of about $2 million.

The 27-acre site on Arnold Road was used from 1961 to 1980 as a drum reconditioning business, in which drums containing waste chemical and oil residues were cleaned and the waste disposed of at the site.

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Top Stories
2:16 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

Lynch drops out of race for governor

Providence, R.I. – State Attorney General Patrick Lynch is giving up his candidacy for governor, and is instead backing General Treasurer Frank Caprio. He says that by competing with Caprio - now the lone Democrat in the race - he would waste valuable resources and leave the state vulnerable to electing the wrong man for the job.

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RIPR News
12:20 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

R.I. trying to lure Schilling game company from Mass.

Providence, R.I. – Rhode Island is moving forward with plans to bring to the state a gaming company founded by ex-baseball pitcher Curt Schilling.

The state Economic Development Corporation is offering a $75 million loan guarantee to 38 Studios, a game company currently located in Maynard, Mass. The company says it could ultimately offer 400 jobs at an average salary of $70,000.

The EDC board met behind closed doors on Thursday to discuss terms and conditions of the agreement.

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RIPR News
10:26 am
Thu July 15, 2010

Lynch to leave RI governor's race in video message

Providence, R.I. – A person close to the gubernatorial campaign of Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch says Lynch plans to announce his departure from the race in a videotaped message he'll post on his website.

The person says Lynch will post the message on his website Thursday at noon. The person wasn't authorized to speak ahead of the announcement and did so on condition of anonymity.

Lynch has badly lagged in fundraising behind fellow Democrat Frank Caprio, who has a $1.7 million campaign war chest.

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Morning News Podcast
8:21 am
Thu July 15, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Providence, R.I. – Hear the daily morning podcast for Thursday, July 15, 2010.

RIPR News
6:40 am
Thu July 15, 2010

Musician Dave Brubeck to play RI jazz festival

Providence, R.I. – Pianist Dave Brubeck is scheduled to appear at the Newport Jazz Festival next month.

Brubeck will turn 90 in December. He played at the first festival in Newport in 1954, and also performed at the 50th anniversary show in 2004.

He most recently played at the 2009 festival. He will perform Aug. 8 alongside the Wynton Marsalis Quintet.

Festival organizers announced Brubeck's appearance yesterday.

Other performers this year include Herbie Hancock and the Chick Corea Freedom Band with Kenny Garrett.

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RIPR News
6:38 am
Thu July 15, 2010

Club shut-down until hearing

Providence, R.I. – The Board of Licenses in Providence is shutting down a strip club where a man was killed during a weekend brawl.

Yesterday, a police detective described a scene of chaotic violence at Club Balloons early Sunday, when a man was fatally shot outside. The board agreed to temporarily shut the club, effective immediately.

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