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Political Roundtable: Correia On Recreational Marijuana, Trump and Russia's Impact On Local Politics

Jasiel Correia, Fall River Mayor, joins Political Roundtable to discuss the impact of President Trump and Russia on local politics, when to expect recreational marijuana stores in Fall River, and more.

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Central Falls High School Works To Reduce High Teen Pregnancy Rate

As the Trump administration proposes new restrictions on the federal family planning program known as Title X , we’re exploring how the landmark federal law works in local clinics.

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Brown University will no longer require the SAT essay or ACT writing sections from incoming applicants. The ivy league university believes the standardized test sections were a barrier to low-income students. 

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Attorneys for two children detained in Connecticut after being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border have asked a judge to order that they be reunited with their families immediately. Dozens of people rallied outside a district courthouse in Bridgeport today in support of the children.

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The first great white shark of the 2018 season has been tagged in Cape Cod waters. Researchers say compared to last year, this shark season ramped up quickly.

Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries' marine biologist, Greg Skomal, along with a team from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, tagged the 11-foot female about a quarter mile off of the Truro shoreline.

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As Rhode Island’s health insurance commissioner, Marie Ganim knows a lot about health plans. So when she started to get calls from telemarketers hawking a new type of short-term health insurance, she decided to play along.

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has imposed a $100,000 fine on a California investment company for violating pay to play rules meant to prevent political contributions from influencing investment decisions. An executive with the company, Oaktree Capital Management, made a $1,000 contribution to Gina Raimondo when she was running for governor in 2014, but it was refunded a few weeks later.

July Fourth has come and gone, and the Red Sox and PawSox are on my mind.

The Red Sox returned to Fenway Park Monday night after a 7-2 road trip and shut out the Texas Rangers, 5-0, on Steve Pearce’s two-run homer in the first inning, his first at-bat at Fenway Park in a Red Sox uniform, and J.D. Martinez’s three-run shot in the eighth. Eduardo Rodriguez didn’t get out of the sixth inning because of the pitch count but still won his 11thgame against 3 losses. Four relievers preserved the victory, the shutout Boston’s league-leading ninth of the season.

President Donald Trump’s pick for the soon-to-be vacated U.S. Supreme Court seat is drawing criticism from members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation.

Trump announced D.C. judge Brett Kavanaugh could replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

If confirmed, Kavanaugh, will likely be the reliable conservative that some have hoped for, and others have feared said Peter Margulies, a lawyer and professor at the Roger Williams University law school.

This I Believe New England: Diversity

Jul 10, 2018
Scott Indermaur

What is it that draws so many of us to the Ocean State and keeps us here, even when opportunities elsewhere beckon?  In a word, community.  Somehow Rhode Island’s intimate and quirky scale, its mix of neighborhood and neighborhood characters – even with their sometimes rough edges – manage to pull us in and get ahold of us, a bit like flypaper.  For so many of us, Rhode Island’s complex richness seeps into our bones and, even with all its challenges, becomes part of who we are.  And that’s just what we hear from Karen Lee Ziner. 

 

Chaiel Schaffel

Summer is a dangerous time to be homeless. When temperatures top 90 degrees, as they did again on Tuesday, there’s a risk of dehydration, heat exhaustion and sunstroke.

To reduce this risk, outreach workers have been hitting the streets, hoping to convince more people to come inside. One of those workers, Chris Curtin, was out on a recent morning, as he is most weekdays.

Working Outside, Despite The Heat

Jul 10, 2018
Eli Morimoto

Outdoor workers took the heat again Tuesday, as temperatures spiked into the 90s in some parts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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