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Elorza Upbeat On Election-Year Budget, Yet Pension Remains A Big Challenge

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza unveiled a $745 million budget proposal Tuesday that avoids tax increases, maintains level-funding for city schools, and the mayor said, prepares Rhode Island's capital city for growth and success.

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CVS Health Corp. Paid CEO $18M Compensation in 2017

CVS Health paid its CEO Larry J.Merlo compensation totaling more than $18 million last year. That’s according to a proxy statement filed Tuesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Recent research sheds a new light on our understanding of black holes, specifically extreme black holes. 

Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea says her office is making progress on security and public access to voting. The state is working with the Department of Homeland Security to protect against hacking of voter systems. Rhode Island has also adopted new technology meant to streamline voting and guard voter information.

Gorbea says the need to protect voting systems now the norm in the U.S. and Rhode Island.

“Cybersecurity is not a destination, but a continually evolving road that requires constant attention to mitigate risk,” said Gorbea.

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Lilian Calderon, the Rhode Island woman who was detained by federal immigration officials for nearly a month is now the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his administration.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung unveiled a proposal Wednesday to lower the sales tax in Rhode Island, reduce fees, and introduce a business concierge program.

This I Believe New England: Ride The Bus

Apr 11, 2018
Scott Indermaur

Several years ago, political scientist Robert Putnam wrote a compelling book with the intriguing title Bowling Alone. Based on tens of thousands of interviews, Putnam astutely argued that over the last quarter century Americans have begun living much more fragmented lives.

Berkshire Museum Art Auctions Slated To Begin In May

Apr 11, 2018
Adam Frenier / NEPR

Now that it has permission from the Massachusetts high court, the Berkshire Museum says it will start auctioning off part of its art collection next month.

In a statement Tuesday, museum officials said they will put 13 pieces on the block, including Norman Rockwell's "Blacksmith's Boy -- Heel and Toe."

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Today starts a series of final hearings for a proposed natural gas power plant in Burrillville. 

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Republican candidate Giovanni Feroce said he will cut taxes sharply, try to make Rhode Island a right to work state, and instill a reliance on blockchain technology if he wins election as Rhode Island's next governor.

During a mid-day campaign event in front of a few dozen supporters at the Eleven Forty Nine restaurant in East Greenwich on Tuesday, Feroce spent almost 20 minutes praising the entrepreneurial spirit of George Washington before launching into his policy prescriptions. He said his focus will be on creating prosperity through education, employment and retirement.

University of Rhode Island

Gina McCarthy, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Barack Obama, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree and give the commencement address at the University of Rhode Island’s commencement on Sunday, May 20th.

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Scientists will be tracking the movement of migratory fish along the Pawcatuck River this spring. It's the first time the entire river has been accessible to fish since the 1880s.


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