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The former U.S. Attorney in Rhode Island, Peter Neronha, is applauding the choice of Robert Mueller to assist the FBI investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian meddling in the U.S. election.  Neronha got to know Mueller during their time working for the federal government.

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In a 24-page decision released Thursday, Superior Court Presiding Justice Alice Gibney rejected Governor Gina Raimondo's request to release the grand jury records in the 38 Studios case, writing in part that "releasing documents based on mere public interest in grand jury proceedings would entirely defeat the purpose, and role, of the grand jury."

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Currently, Rhode Islanders seeking treatment for opioid addiction must have their doctors coordinate with insurance companies before they can get prescriptions for medications like Suboxone and buprenorphine. These drugs treat patients suffering from opioid dependence.

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U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein tapped former F.B.I. Director on Wednesday to lead the investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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The City of Providence Law Department is combing through city charter and parliamentary rules looking for ways the City Council can conduct its business without the leadership of President Luis Aponte, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza said Wednesday. This is the latest step in an escalating battle between Aponte, his fellow councilors and the Mayor’s office.

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The $73 million proposal for a new PawSox stadium in Pawtucket faces an uncertain path in the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

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A growing custom-printing company plans to open a new sales office in Providence, adding 40 employees over the next year.

The company, Vistaprint, will be eligible for about $2.2 million in state tax incentives over the next decade, if it creates a minimum of 125 jobs over the next three years. Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor said the incentives won’t be granted until the new jobs are created.

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An organization working to preserve the Narrow River in South County is seeking volunteers to restore the river's salt marshes that are disappearing due to climate change.


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The Pawtucket Red Sox are willing to contribute $45 million to the cost of a new $73 million stadium at the Apex site in Pawtucket, with the state and the City of Pawtucket paying an initial $38 million that would be paid back over 30 years through taxes and other revenue from the development.

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Trinity Rep reaches back 500 years or so to a Spanish play to close the theater season. Critic Bill Gale says it has plenty to say about then and now.

So many of us discover that as we age, time seems to speed up, even though our clocks tick at the same pace.  Haven't all of us heard family and friends exclaim, "Good heavens -- where did the time  go?!" or "It seems like only yesterday when my kids were crawling.  Now they're getting married!"  Indeed, our sense of time does seem to shift as we march through life and accept that passing moments cannot be recovered.  The ancient Roman poet Virgil observed, "Time passes irrevocably."  And isn't it wonderful when a 13-year-old, Claire Fay, appreciates this so early in her life's journey.

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Governor Gina Raimondo said some cuts to human service programs are likely due to a nearly $100 million shortfall in state revenue.

"I don’t see how you get through this without some cuts to social services just because that’s so big [a part] of the budget," Raimondo said during a conversation with reporters Tuesday. "But we can’t balance this budget exclusively on the backs of the most vulnerable. We can find ways to tighten our belts, but we have to be humane about it."

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The bill passed the House 59-10 in a vote Tuesday, moving to the Senate. It would require members of local planning boards and commissions take classes on rising sea levels every two years. Training would last two hours and would also teach planners about developing in flood plains.

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Rhode Island’s congressional delegation is joining a wave of national criticism for President Donald Trump’s alleged sharing of highly classified information with Russian officials during a White House meeting last week. The Washington Post first reported the story Monday evening. President Trump reportedly described details of an Islamic State threat while meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

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