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Community Shares Frustration With Police At Open Forum In Providence

Wednesday night State Police invited the public to tell them how to do their jobs better. More than 70 community members showed up at Roger Williams University's Providence campus to engage in that dialog. Police brutality was a top issue, but participants pointed to the bigger issue: racism.
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RI Artscape: 2 Festivals, Newport Jazz and Providence Fringe

Summer is the season for festivals here in Rhode Island, and heading into this last weekend in July, two festivals are offering very different experiences.
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Democrat Hillary Clinton got some good news from Pennsylvania today with a Suffolk University public opinion survey showing her up 9 points in the Keystone State over Republican Donald Trump in the presidential election.

In a four –way contest with Green Party nominee Dr. Jill Stein and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson the mix, Clinton led Trump, 46 to 37 percent. Johnson got 5 percent and Stein was at 3 percent with 9 percent undecided.

One Of The Youngest Delegates At DNC Is A New Englander

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The lineup this week at the Democratic National Convention is a star-studded cast, complete with sitting and former presidents, U.S. senators and lifelong political heavyweights. While Trevor Doiron of Jay, Maine, isn't among the most well-known delegates in Philadelphia, he is one of the youngest.

WBUR's Shannon Dooling caught up with the Clinton supporter at the arena and brings us this glimpse of a national political convention through the eyes of a teenager.

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  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders met with Rhode Island delegates Wednesday morning. Sanders is working to convince his most ardent supporters to vote for the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. But many remain unconvinced. When she received the nomination Tuesday night, some Sanders delegates walked out.

In the Ocean State, Sanders won the primary by some 10 percentage points. Rhode Island Sanders delegate Lauren Niedel said many delegates like her are still waiting to hear Clinton’s speech before deciding whether to support her.

This I Believe Rhode Island: Being Resilient

Jul 26, 2016

Most -- perhaps all -- lives have defining moments, those instances that suddenly turn our lives upside down in unbidden ways, those moments that we did not see coming and dramatically shift the lenses through which we view and understand our world.  Some of these defining moments happen in childhood and have the capacity to shape our life trajectories.  The journalist Max Lerner once said, "The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt."  Thirteen-year-old Annabelle Doyle seems to be doing just that.
 

Annabelle Doyle will be entering the 8th grade at the Gordon School in East Providence.  She lives in Providence with her sister Grace, her parents Amy and Tom, and dog Tasha.

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WPRI-TV investigative reporter Tim White grew up hearing stories about the legendary 1975 Bonded Vault heist from his father, investigative reporter Jack White.

Cynthia Goldsmith / CDC

Here’s what’s happening in health in Rhode Island (for 7/19/16 - 7/26/16): federal drug czar visits, a new college at URI, community health grants, Zika funding, addiction treatment, a sports program for disabled veterans, and a health system merger proceeds, but not as quickly as the parties would like.

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Mark Weiner of East Greenwich, a confidante of Hillary and Bill Clinton, former Rhode Island state Democratic chairman, and top fund raiser for the Democratic Party, both nationally and in the Ocean State, has died after a battle with cancer. He was  62.

Bill Clinton mentioned Weiner Tuesday night during the former president's speech at the Democratic National Convention, saying that he and Hillary, the Democratic nominee for president, both cried when they heard the news Tuesday from another Weiner friend, former Providence Mayor Joe Paolino.

RI House of Representatives

State Democratic Chairman Joseph McNamara said Tuesday that embattled state Rep. John Carnevale should reconsider his decision to seek re-election.

"Representative Carnevale has been an embarrassment to the House of Representatives and the General Assembly," McNamara said in a telephone interview from Philadelphia, where he's attending the Democratic National Convention. "I as Democratic chair don't have the ability to mandate or pull him out of the race, but I would say this: I think it's time for him to reconsider his candidacy."

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Tony Simon is leaving his role as Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza's chief of staff at the end of August to launch a political consulting firm. He'll be succeeded by Nicole Pollock, who currently serves as the city's chief of policy and innovation.

Simon's pending exit marks the second high-profile departure from City Hall at the mid-point in Elorza's four-year term. Brett Smiley is leaving as the city's chief operating office to become Governor Gina Raimondo's chief of staff.

RIPR FILE

The report highlights the importance of headwater streams to the health of the bay. These small bodies of water feed into the bay, and stretch as far north as Worcester, Massachusetts. These feeder streams can be polluted by agriculture and runoff from parking lots and roadways.

Watershed Counts spokeswoman Nicole Rohr said pollution can flow from the streams into the Bay.

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