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4:07 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Rhode Island Receives $1M To Clean Up Urban Brownfield Sites

Rhode Island has received $1 million dollars from the Environmental Protection Agency to help clean up local brownfields; areas contaminated by toxic substances.  The money will go toward cleaning up areas in Pawtucket, Central Falls and Providence.  

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On Politics
1:34 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Ruggerio Proposing Tax Stabilization Plan for 195 District

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In a bold move, Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio (D-Providence) plans to submit legislation Thursday proposing tax stabilization standards for the 195 District in Providence.

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Arts & Culture
12:35 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Rhode Island Artscape: House Concerts On The Rise In RI's Music Scene

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If you are a fan of live, acoustic music, at some point straining to hear over a loud bar crowd, you may have thought, wouldn’t it be great if my favorite performer could play at my house instead? It might surprise you to know the performer may be thinking the same thing. For this month’s Artscape, Rhode Island Public Radio’s Chuck Hinman examines the growing phenomenon of house concerts in the Ocean State.

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The Education Blog
11:13 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Brown Produces More 'Genius Grant' Recipients Than MIT

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Brown University ranks among the top 10 universities whose undergraduates go on to win the prestigious MacArthur "genius" grant, according to new data from the MacArthur Foundation.

Since the foundation began awarding the grants, which honor individuals with great creative potential, Brown graduates have received 14 awards. Harvard produces the most recipients by far with 72 grantees.

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Health Care
8:56 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Public Hearing Set For Controversial 'Right To Die' Legislation

A public hearing is set for proposed legislation that would allow terminally ill adults to end their lives with the help of a physician.
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Secular and religious factions are forming over proposed “right to die” legislation making its way through the Senate. A hearing on the proposed bill is slated for Thursday. The proposed legislation would allow terminally ill, mentally sound patients to end their lives with the help of a physician.

The Rhode Island Catholic Conference is a vocal critic of the legislation, saying it violates the sanctity of life.

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