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Protest marches are scheduled across the nation, on the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Organizers said they expect hundreds of people to turn out for a demonstration in Providence.

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has delivered her annual state budget proposal to the General Assembly. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says her objective this year for the $9.4 billion tax and spending proposal is focused on voters.

Invenergy To Withhold Payments To Burrillville

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The developer of a power plant in Burrillville has refused to continue paying fees to the town. Invenergy complained that Burrillville has been using the money to fund a legal fight against the natural gas-fired power plant.

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Rhode Island House Minority Whip Blake Filippi (R-Block Island) joins Bonus Q&A to discuss a range of legislative issues.

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Governor Gina Raimondo has proposed cutting more than $70 million in state funding for Medicaid, the government health insurance for low-income residents, while preserving eligibility for the nearly one in three residents in the program.

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Rhode Island didn’t make the short list for Amazon’s much anticipated new headquarters, but Boston did. Boston is among 20 cities that the tech giant says could fit the bill for a new headquarters.

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A $9.37 billion budget unveiled Thursday by Gov. Gina Raimondo closes a $260 million deficit for the current and next fiscal year

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An escalation in immigration enforcement over the past year has brought a new level of anxiety for the several thousand migrant farm workers living in Vermont.

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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has joined opposition to President Donald Trump’s plan to drill for oil and gas offshore in protected federal areas of New England waters. 


Rhode Island State Senator Nicholas Kettle has no plans to resign, that according to his attorney.

Flu Strains RI Emergency Rooms

Jan 17, 2018
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Nearly 300 people have been hospitalized for the flu in Rhode Island this season, and emergency rooms at two local hospitals are overwhelmed with patients.

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Unemployment is down, cranes are rising over Providence, and there’s hope for a better future. That was the message from Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, who delivered her 4th State of the State address Tuesday evening in Providence.

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State police confirmed on Wednesday what they called an "active investigation" into state Senator Nicholas Kettle, a Republican who represents parts of Coventry, Foster, West Greenwich and Scituate, Rhode Island.

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A blanket of wet, heavy snow made for a beautiful, if messy, Wednesday morning commute. Trees were lined by white snowflakes, and some streets had a thin covering of snow by 8 a.m.

Several school districts, including Cranston, Warwick and Fall River, delayed the start of classes by one hour. In Providence no delays were announced.

Many communities instituted parking bans. You can find the full list here.

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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo used her latest State of the State address to paint an upbeat picture of the Ocean State.

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