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NE Environmentalists Seek More Ambitious Carbon Emission Caps For Power Companies

Environmental advocates across New England want a more ambitious cap on the carbon pollution emitted by power companies.

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Rhode Island’s Department of Environmental Management has detected the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus in mosquitoes slightly earlier than usual.


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Immigrants across the country are experiencing changes in the way the federal government enforces immigration law under the Trump administration. In New England, some immigrants lacking documentation have been detained even though they have no criminal background. 

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Climate Action RI, an environmental advocacy coalition, held a rally Saturday outside of the National Governors Association's annual summer meeting at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.


So much for July being a slow news month. We've got the budget impasse, governors from around the U.S., and even the Sox cutting ties with Pedro Sandoval. So thanks for welcoming back your humble correspondent. As usual, you're welcome to share your tips and comments, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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The National Governor’s Conference brought leaders from around the world to Providence to discuss such topics as trade, climate change and the opioid crisis. RIPR Political analyst Scott MacKay says this was a sharp contrast with Rhode Island, where lawmakers can’t even figure out how to approve a state budget. 

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At the National Governors Association meeting this week, health care is a major topic of discussion among state leaders. The NGA’s summer meeting convened as the Senate GOP unveiled its latest version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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The art scene in Newport is known for maritime seascapes and portraits of the city’s Gilded Age wealth. But recently, an influx of challenging contemporary art has popped up in the City by the Sea.

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A few dozen demonstrators gathered outside the Rhode Island Convention center where the National Governor’s Association meeting is going on this weekend in downtown Providence. The group protested the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence, as the White House attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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The two headliners for the highlight of the summer meeting of the National Governors Association -- Vice President Mike Pence and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau -- attracted contrasting responses Friday.

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Residents in Rhode Island’s and Connecticut’s coastal communities are cheering the Federal Railroad Administration's decision to back away from a controversial rail plan that would have re-routed a section of the Northeast Corridor through historic towns and important ecosystems along New England’s southern coast.

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