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Defense Attorney Says Doyle Appeal Possible

The embezzlement trial of Dan Doyle now moves into the sentencing phase, following a guilty verdict on all counts Monday. One of Doyle's attorneys says an appeal is likely, because of Doyle’s vocal and unwavering insistence on his innocence, and his belief that he would be vindicated in court.
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Scott MacKay Commentary: RI Should Adopt Early Voting And Be Thankful For No Meaningful Voter Fraud

The campaigns are over, but the debates about voting rage on. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says it’s time for Rhode Island to consider some election changes.
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Doyle Convicted Of All Embezzlement, Forgery Charges

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A jury has convicted Institute for International Sport founder Dan Doyle of all 18 charges, including embezzlement and forgery.

A new study from the Chronicle of Higher Education finds the highest paid private college president in Rhode Island is Richard Gouse, head of the New England Institute of Technology.

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Michigan was the scene of the tightest race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with Clinton losing by less than 11,000 votes. It was a state that had been considered part of the Democrats’ firewall, until it fell to Trump. The head of Clinton’s Michigan campaign, Stephen Neuman, was previously chief of staff for Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo. Neuman stopped by our studio to talk about his experience in Michigan.

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line. 

This week, Dave and Mark speak with Dennis Littky, co-director of the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center, a public high school with campuses in Providence and Newport.

The discussion focuses on how the MET School works with businesses to provide internships and job skills for students, particularly skills like collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

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Rhode Island Education Commissioner Ken Wagner is backing a plan to add 2,192 seats to the charter for Achievement First, a mayoral academy that currently operates two elementary schools in Providence. 

Just a few weeks remain until 2017, a year bound to be filled with political drama. Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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The new wind farm would be located off the coast, about 17 nautical miles northeast of Ocean City, Maryland. If approved, construction for the project -- dubbed the Skipjack Wind Farm -- would begin as early as 2020, and produce 120 megawatts of power. That's four times more than the Block Island Wind Farm is expected to produce.  

Deepwater Wind is in the early stages of developing a 90 megawatt offshore wind farm 30 miles east of Montauk New York, scheduled to start operating in 2022.  

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There’s still no verdict in the trial of Dan Doyle, who faces 18 counts of embezzlement and forgery, stemming from his time as the head of the Institute for International sport. The nonprofit organization, which hosted the World Scholar-Athlete Games, was the beneficiary of state grants.

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In Washington, grassroots groups are calling on Congress to investigate the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Critics say this agency, in charge of regulating interstate transmission of oil, natural gas and electricity, is ineffective in vetting proposals for pipelines and liquefied natural gas facilities.

Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the status of some high-profile projects, the effectiveness of state incentives, the outlook on working with the Trump administration, and much more.

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