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RI General Assembly Passes Domestic Violence, Disability Pension, & Paid Sick Leave Bills

Meeting during a rare September session, the General Assembly on Tuesday passed bills to require paid sick days for workers, expand disability pension opportunities for firefighters, and to remove guns from domestic abusers facing a final protective order.

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In Newport, Sailors Prepare For Stormy Weather As Jose Approaches

Hurricane Jose was downgraded to a tropical storm as it moved towards Southern New England. But sailors are still preparing.

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For more than half a century, a massive, oil-fired plant has been churning out electricity from an island in the heart of Maine’s Casco Bay, where sailors use its towering smokestack for navigation.


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The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was set up to investigate President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that millions of people committed voter fraud during the 2016 election.

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Rhode Island ranked third-highest in the country for the percentage of children with health insurance coverage, according to census data released Tuesday by Rhode Island KidsCount.

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Decommissioned railroad tracks in Fall River could be in use again within the next two years. The lines run from Battleship Cove to the Tiverton border and would be used for freight traffic only.

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National Grid is helping utility companies in the Southeast restore power after Hurricane Irma left millions without electricity.

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Joining forces with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is the latest lawmaker to announce plans to co-sponsor legislation to create a single-payer health system.

This is a story about a young woman who became addicted to drugs, ran afoul of her mob-connected suppliers and was murdered in a motel room.

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When he won election two years ago, Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia was just 23 years old. Now, voters must decide if they want Correia to stay. 

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Care New England's president and CEO, Dennis D. Keefe, announced Monday he will retire at the of the year as the hospital group prepares for a planned merger with Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts.

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Commemorations for 9/11 began Sunday in New England with a race in Massachusetts.

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