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Two organizations backed by the fossil fuel industry are hosting a forum on energy Friday morning in Cranston.

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A new casino on Rhode Island's border with Massachusetts will open later than expected and cost nearly twice its projected price tag, Twin River said Wednesday.

The facility, already under construction in Tiverton, was designed to house 1,000 slot machines and provide gamblers access to nearly three dozen table games. Twin River also operates a casino in Lincoln.

In Westerly, health officials have told residents to boil the water before drinking it, after the discovery of E. coli bacteria in the public water supply. The state Department of Health said water should be boiled for at least one minute, if it is to be used for human consumption such as cooking and drinking.

The presence of E. Coli indicates fecal matter in the water. Officials say it was detected in a routine sample taken on Monday. 

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Uncertainty shrouds the future of Care New England Health System, which this week moved one step closer to closing Pawtucket Memorial Hospital when it stopped accepting patients into its intensive care unit.

But a top Care New England executive says Memorial employees can rest assured about one thing: their pension plan.

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The Rhode Island Board of Elections has started the process of changing one of its rules in response to a complaint filed by a former GOP gubernatorial candidate, Ken Block, who has testified before President Trump's commission on voting irregularities. 

Poll Shows Strong Support For MA's Warren, Baker

Nov 16, 2017
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A new poll found challengers to U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker are struggling so far to get noticed. Boston's WBUR conducted the survey of more than 500 registered voters.

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Is there any hope for common ground in the polarized debate over gun violence in America? That’s one of the questions many people are asking in the aftermath of mass shootings at a Texas church and a country music festival in Las Vegas.

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The release of more information comes as questions continue to be raised about the police use of deadly force.

Tuesday morning, State Police released the names of the officers involved in the shooting. Two of them are 20-year veterans of the State Police. The other officers have been part of the force for 12 and 6 years. 

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An East Greenwich Town Council meeting was forced to shut down after hundreds of angry residents turned out, and many were turned away. 

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Rhode Island’s health advisory board on Tuesday unanimously approved Prime Healthcare Services’ conversion of Landmark Hospital to a nonprofit, thereby allowing the company to avoid paying millions of dollars in property taxes to the City of Woonsocket.

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Years ago famed sociologist Erving Goffman wrote about a concept he dubbed "impression management." Goffman's thesis was rather simple, yet quite elegant: People have a tendency to manage the impressions others have of them. Sometimes our efforts are designed to convince other people to like us, hire us, vote for us, marry us, or maybe buy something from us.  The motives we have to manage the way people see us are as varied as the myriad life goals we carry around – some noble and, well, some not.

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Rhode Island Hospital has won a nearly $8 million grant to build a program to address disparities in health outcomes among children with asthma.

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On Tuesday, lawyers representing the families of several victims of the 2012 Newtown school shooting will ask Connecticut’s Supreme Court for a chance to sue Remington, the company that makes the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting. A lower court judge had ruled that a federal law protects the gun manufacturer from being sued. 

The families’ lawyers argue that this case falls under an exception in that law. It’s called negligent entrustment. That’s if a gun manufacturer foresaw that an injury could happen with its product, then the manufacturer could be liable.

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The city of Providence has suffered a trauma. That’s the view of Roger Williams University Criminal Justice Professor Sean Varano, who weighed in Monday on the fatal police shooting of a suspect on Interstate-95. 

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Peter Gaynor, Director of RI’s Emergency Management Agency, discussed power restoration following the storm in late October.

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