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Gil Santos, 1938-2018

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Another beloved member of the New England sports media has left us.

Gil Santos, whose short, stocky stature belied his standing as a giant among the region’s sportscasters, died on Thursday. The “Voice of the Patriots” for 36 years was more Patriot than many of the players he described. Born on Patriots Day in 1938, married on Patriots Day in 1961, he died on Patriots Day in 2018. 

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo faces headwinds in her reelection campaign. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay parses why the governor is so well-regarded outside the state but not so well-liked at home. (Advance of commentary scheduled to air Monday.)

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The future of the house where Rosa Parks stayed with family after she left the south has been uncertain after Brown University backed out of plans to display it last month. But, it looks like the installation will remain in Providence for at least a month. 

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In a divided vote, the New England Fishery Management Council is backing a new operations plan for a sector of New Bedford boats that have been prohibited from fishing. However, the council said the plan should only be approved if certain conditions are met. 

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Giovanni Feroce, the Republican candidate for RI governor, joins Political Roundtable to talk about the race and his campaign.

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Rhode Island's air quality is slightly improving but still needs work, according to a new report from the American Lung Association. 


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The federal government is threatening to withhold nearly $1 million dollars in reimbursements to Rhode Island because of ongoing problems with the state’s computerized benefits system that administers the nutrition assistance program known as food stamps.

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New science is bearing down on a poorly understood part of the North American lobster’s diet. And it turns out that a tiny crustacean’s abundance may help to explain expected declines in Maine’s lobster harvest.

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Rhode Island’s U.S. Senators, Democrats Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, both said today they will oppose confirmation of CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who is President Donald Trump’s choice to be secretary of state.

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A Brown alum has donated $100 million to advance brain science and help find cures for ALS and Alzheimer’s diseases.

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A new study finds that Rhode Island’s film and TV tax credit is losing the state more than $1.8 million a year.

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Police at the University of Rhode Island say more than a dozen cars have been vandalized over the last two weeks on the school’s campus in Kingston.

A total of 14 vehicles have had swastikas or pornographic images scratched into them. Some of the vehicles sustained additional damage including broken mirrors and slashed tires.

URI Chief of Police Stephen Baker says so far, police are still looking for a suspect.

Courtesy RI Department of Motor Vehicles

Maybe you’ve already heard of something called Real ID. If not, you probably will soon. In the coming years, Real ID will affect how you board airplanes or walk into a federal building.

So what is it?

It’s a new designation for identification, like state IDs or driver’s licenses. Real ID is actually a federal law that sets national security standards for ID cards. The law was passed in 2005 as part of recommendations from the 9/11 Commission.

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According to the Community College of Rhode Island, the first class of students attending the school tuition-free is thriving. 

Mass. Stun Gun Law Struck Down By State's High Court

Apr 18, 2018
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Stun guns are illegal for civilians in Rhode Island, but they may soon be allowed in Massachusetts.  

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