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Political Roundtable: Vincent on Paiva Weed, Body Cams & Raimondo's Good Government Push

Jim Vincent, president of the Providence NAACP, joins Roundtable this week to discuss the transition in state Senate leadership, the impact that body cams might make on police-community relations, and Governor Raimondo's push for some good government measures.

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Reed Calls For Special Prosecutor To Probe Trump-Russia Ties

Sen. Jack Reed is calling for a special prosecutor to investigate ties between Russian interests and President Donald Trump’s campaign. Reed said in a statement that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes of California is too partisan to lead a credible probe into links between Russian interests and the president and his campaign advisers.

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National Education Association RI executive director Robert Walsh joins Bonus Q&A to discuss public education and charter schools, the challenges facing national Democrats, and much more.

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While New England was getting hit with a mix of high winds and snow Tuesday, Deepwater Wind was having a productive work day. The off-shore wind energy company got through the storm without any problems while capturing the maximum amount of energy it could- 30 megawatts.

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Some Providence youths accused of non-violent infractions will soon have an option other than going through the courts. The Providence City Council established a Juvenile Hearing Board (JHB) to help keep first-time offenders out of the justice system. Instead of going to court and serving time, a panel would prescribe incarceration alternatives. 

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Rhode Island Hospital researchers say preparing for an infectious disease outbreak could be more efficient and cost-effective. That’s the conclusion of a new study that assessed the costs and benefits for hospitals of preparing to deal with potential Ebola cases during the 2014 outbreak.

We weren’t supposed to be there. We weren’t supposed to be there.

Repeat it, PC basketball fans.

We weren’t supposed to be there. We weren’t supposed to be there.

Say those words every four hours – Friday, St. Patrick’s Day, wash them down with a Guinness – and you should feel better.

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The Republican Governors Association on Thursday criticized Democratic Governor Gina Raimondo for the use of state funds to pay for a Facebook ad promoting the governor's jobs record.

The state Commerce Corporation spent $50 to publicize a recent New York Times story about Raimondo’s approach to economic development.

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The American Health Care Act, which is the House Republican bill to replace Obamacare, includes a provision that would defund Planned Parenthood. The organization serves around 70,000 residents in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

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The Providence City Council’s Finance Committee approved a contract Wednesday that brings the city’s police force one step closer to procuring 250 new body cameras.

Courtesy of James Beard Foundation

Ben Sukle, chef of the downtown Providence restaurant Birch, was named a finalist for a James Beard Award yesterday. The awards are some of the highest honors of the food world, often likened to the Oscars. Sukle is one of five chefs left in the Best Chef Northeast category.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Early recovery from addiction is a delicate, difficult period. It’s a time when drug users are most at risk of relapsing or overdosing. But scientists are learning more about the biology of early recovery and how people with substance abuse problems can survive it.

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