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General Assembly Approves PawSox Stadium Bill; Team Non-Committal

The General Assembly ended a years-long legislative debate about an envisioned PawSox stadium in Pawtucket by approving Friday what supporters called enabling legislation that will shield taxpayers from risk. But it remains unclear if the top minor league team of the Boston Red Sox will support the concept. “We saw this proposed legislation for the first time only this morning, so it would be premature to comment further without having studied its terms and ramifications," PawSox spokesman...

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RI Congressional Delegation Voices Concerns After Trump Executive Order

Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation is responding to President Donald Trump’s decision to walk back a policy which separates families crossing illegally over the border.

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State health officials have ordered Kent Hospital in Warwick to invest at least $1.7 million to “improve patient quality and safety” following a series of medical errors.

As the Rhode Island General Assembly session winds down, the political campaigns ramp up. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay talks this week about issues that aren’t getting enough attention from the pols.

Rhode Island’s political campaigns have had a desultory start, with politicians playing the thrust-and-parry game of tossing darts at each other. In the new political order fueled by relentless  feeding of the social media maw, the charges and counter charges come fast and furious.

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One of the most destructive insect pests of pine trees is expanding its range north. Scientists have found the southern pine beetle in Rhode Island. 

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The future of the Pawtucket Red Sox stadium, and President Donald Trump’s shifting policies on immigration. That’s all part of the conversation this week on Political Roundtable. 

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Rhode Island's House Finance Committee approved legislation Thursday that would help create a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox, although House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello moved to continue the debate on Friday after Rep. Moira Walsh (D-Providence) said she hadn't had adequate time to review the 21-page bill.

Brown University and a group of graduate students seeking to form a union have reached an agreement establishing terms for a possible union representation among graduate students at Brown, the university announced today.

The Carpionato Group contributed to the cost of a campaign mailer that supported Cranston Mayor Allan Fung and Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello in 2016.

The mailer was paid for by a group called Progress RI, which was chaired by Richard Ferruccio, the president of the Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers. The mailer identifies the "only donors" as Tasca Automotive Group, Carpionato Group and Cardi's Furniture.

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President Donald Trump has revoked a national policy that promotes ocean health. 


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Rhode Island state Rep. Thomas Winfield (D-Smithfield), one of five remaining House members from an unusually large incoming class in 1992, is not seeking re-election.

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Daytime Power Demand Dipped Below Night For A Moment — And New England Solar Advocates Are Cheering.

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