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A play by Massachusetts to inject more renewable power into its electricity mix could reshape the entire region's energy landscape.

This I Believe Rhode Island: Fleeting Moments

Aug 15, 2017

Memories are central to our lives. We seem to need them, sometimes to relive glorious moments, sometimes to process traumatic events, sometimes to separate the wheat from the chaff of our lives.

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On Monday, President Donald Trump condemned the white supremacists responsible for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

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Gordon Fox, former Rhode Island House Speaker, is slated to move from a federal prison in Pennsylvania to a halfway house in Pawtucket after serving roughly two years of a three-year sentence.

MA Officials Prepare For ‘Free Speech’ Rally In Boston

Aug 15, 2017
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Officials in Boston are preparing for a possible controversial rally on Boston Common Saturday, after a rally of white nationalists in Virginia turned violent over the weekend.

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Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty is expected to introduce a resolution Tuesday evening in support of the city's attempt to recruit the Pawtucket Red Sox from Rhode Island. 

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Monday is Victory Day, and Rhode Island is the only state in the country that observes the holiday, which originally marked the day Japan surrendered during WWII.

Jordan Spieth did not write golf history this weekend by winning the PGA Championship and completing a career Grand Slam a month after turning 24. With all eyes in the golf world on Spieth as he made the rounds at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, N.C., the second-ranked cool Texan demonstrated what every PGA Tour pro, club pro, scratch amateur or weekend hacker knows. Golf can be a maddening, frustrating and difficult game.

NE Residents Rally In Support Of Anti-Nazi Protestors In Virginia

Aug 14, 2017
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New England hosted a number of vigils and demonstrations Sunday in response to a white supremacist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a counter protestor was killed and 19 others were injured.

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The annual Dominican Festival and Parade took place Sunday in Providence. This year marked the 30th anniversary of the event.

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Rhode Islanders seem to enjoy, or take perverse glee, in running down their state, especially the government. But a new study from the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation shows the Ocean State a national leader in ACA health care. It turns out that of the 20 states and the District of Columbia, where preliminary 2018 premiums and insurer information are available, premiums in the individual markets will rise in every one –except Rhode Island.

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This summer, there was good news and bad news for public employees.  RI Gov. Gina Raimondo vetoed legislation that would have kept their labor contracts in effect while a new contract is under negotiation.  But the governor allowed a measure to make it easier for police and firefighters to get tax-free disability pensions. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says Raimondo may have gotten her priorities wrong on these bills.  

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Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner, made a passionate plea Thursday to those who work in conflict zones around the world – to include women as equal partners in the journey toward peace.

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Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea joins Political Roundtable to discuss the debate about voter fraud, the question of whether enough is being done to retain the PawSox, and the policing of enforcement with the state's open records law.

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