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Political Roundtable: Mattiello On Frias' Challenge, Carnevale's Residency & Concealed Carry

House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello joins Political Roundtable to discuss the criticism coming from rival candidate, Republican Steven Frias; the residency complaint against state Rep. John Carnevale; and why the House backed an effort to make it easier to purchase handguns.
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DEM Cracking Down On Intoxicated Boating Ahead Of Fourth Of July Weekend

A crackdown on impaired boating kicks off this weekend. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will increase boat patrols in waterways starting Friday through Sunday.
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Jun 24, 2016

This week, Mark and Dave sit down with Alden Anderson, Jr., senior vice president-partner at CBRE New England, a real estate advisory firm in Providence.

They discuss General Electric’s plans to bring 100 jobs to Providence in the near future.

National GMO Labeling Bill Would Override State Labeling Laws

Jun 24, 2016
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Leaders on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee this week reached an agreement on legislation that would require the first mandatory, nationwide label for food products containing genetically engineered ingredients.

If the bill were to pass, it would override labeling laws in such states as Vermont, as well as legislation under consideration in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Vermont Public Radio's Kathleen Masterson reports.

House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello joins Bonus Q&A to talk about the all-night session that ended the General Assembly year for 2016, and a host of other legislative issues, including grants, whether Democratic dominance is good for Rhode Island, and much more.

Cranston Republican Steven Frias hopes to ride a wave of dissatisfaction with Rhode Island's status quo to unseat House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, often referred to the most powerful elected official in the state.

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After more than 24 hours on the floor, Democratic members of the House of Representatives have ended their sit-in in the House chamber.

The lawmakers were demanding hearings on gun-control legislation. RI Representatives David Cicilline and Jim Langevin were among them.

Rhode Island’s two representatives joined their Democratic colleagues in chastising Republican lawmakers for refusing to hear, what they call quote “common sense” gun control legislation.

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The question of a patient’s privacy came up during this legislative session. Should the family members of a patient who has overdosed be notified about that patient’s hospital stay? It came up again after the shooting in Orlando: can doctors communicate with family or friends about a patient’s status if that patient is still unconscious? 

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The Rhode Island Foundation has seeded some of the state’s institutions of higher education with nearly half a million dollars in medical research funding. The money goes toward 20 research projects that range from studying heart failure in obese people to using mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques to help prevent pre-term births. 

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There’s something new at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, opening Wednesday June 22. Visitors to the RISD Museum have been unable to use its Benefit St. entrance since mid-April, but that entrance now has been re-opened, as RISD unveils what it’s been working on these past few months: its first café, called Café Pearl, after one of the museum’s most dedicated and long-serving docents, Pearl Nathan. RIPR's Chuck Hinman talked to the 102-year-old Nathan at her home in East Providence, about her long association with the RISD Museum.

It seems almost trite to say that nature is a remarkable teacher.  But that’s okay.  Indeed, nature is a remarkable teacher. All of us can point to lessons nature has taught us about appreciating life’s wonders, managing uncertainty and unpredictability, coping with adversity and accepting that we have so little control over some aspects of our lives. The English poet William Wordsworth wrote in his poem The Tables Turned, “Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.”  And in this encore essay we hear similar sentiments from Lisa Jacobson. 

Lisa Jacobson is an artist, gardener, mother and teacher at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts.  She lives with her family in Providence.

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On a 2-0 margin, the Providence Board of Canvassers voted Tuesday to hold another hearing to examine whether state Rep. John Carnevale resides at his listed address in Providence.

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