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Census Testing Continues In RI, As Staff Get Ready To Knock On Doors

Next month, the U.S. Census Bureau will dispatch field staff to households here in Providence County looking for residents who haven’t filled out the March survey.

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Dead Whale Found In Lubec Raises Questions About Rising Mortality Rates For Humpbacks

A dead humpback whale is floating in a Lubec cove. Scientists are eager to find the cause of its demise, as the discovery comes at a time of increasing mortality rates for the species.

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A Providence city council member is supporting a proposed statewide ban on plastic bags and disposable plastic containers. This comes after Providence’s mayor vetoed a similar measure.  

Gil Santos, 1938-2018

Apr 21, 2018

Another beloved member of the New England sports media has left us.

Gil Santos, whose short, stocky stature belied his standing as a giant among the region’s sportscasters, died on Thursday. The “Voice of the Patriots” for 36 years was more Patriot than many of the players he described. Born on Patriots Day in 1938, married on Patriots Day in 1961, he died on Patriots Day in 2018. 

Only about two months remain until the filing deadline to run for public office in Rhode Island this year, so a more active phase of campaign season is approaching. With that in mind, 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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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo faces headwinds in her reelection campaign. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay parses why the governor is so well-regarded outside the state but not so well-liked at home. 

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The future of the house where Rosa Parks stayed with family after she left the south has been uncertain after Brown University backed out of plans to display it last month. But, it looks like the installation will remain in Providence for at least a month. 

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In a divided vote, the New England Fishery Management Council is backing a new operations plan for a sector of New Bedford boats that have been prohibited from fishing. However, the council said the plan should only be approved if certain conditions are met. 

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Giovanni Feroce, the Republican candidate for RI governor, joins Political Roundtable to talk about the race and his campaign.

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GOP gubernatorial candidate Giovanni Feroce joins Bonus Q&A this week to talk about whether his plan to eliminate the personal income tax is realistic, and a host of other issues.

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Rhode Island's air quality is slightly improving but still needs work, according to a new report from the American Lung Association. 


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The federal government is threatening to withhold nearly $1 million dollars in reimbursements to Rhode Island because of ongoing problems with the state’s computerized benefits system that administers the nutrition assistance program known as food stamps.

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