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A Muslim community center in Kingston was the target of vandalism, in what may be a response to an apparent terrorist attack in Nice, France.

Gov. Raimondo Heads To National Governors Meeting

Jul 15, 2016
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Governor Gina Raimondo flies to Des Moines, Iowa Friday for the annual summer meeting of the National Governors Association. The meeting is a chance for governors from around the country to discuss and compare policy.

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The chair of Donald Trump’s campaign in Rhode Island is expressing surprise over reports that the National Republican Party platform is moving increasingly to the right.  Joseph Trillo, also a state representative for Warwick, heads the campaign to elect Donald Trump for president in Rhode Island.  Media reports have stated that the debate over things like abortion and same-sex marriage during the convention have become socially conservative. Trillo says he fears a platform that is too conservative might threaten the party’s presidential hopes.  

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Central Falls Mayor James Diossa joins RIPR's Chuck Hinman and Scott Mackay for a discussion of school funding, politics, and housing and the arts in Central Falls.

Central Falls Mayor James Diossa
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Central Falls Mayor James Diossa joins Political Roundtable to discuss how to improve relations the  between police and minorities, the Rhode Island business climate and the proposed commuter rail station for Pawtucket and Central Falls.

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Trinity Repertory Company is touring a new production of Romeo and Juliet this summer. The production is a first for the company; it’s being performed in both English and Spanish.  

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For most of this week, the White House has been the scene of meetings focused on police- minority relations, in response to protests  across the country, and the murderous attack on police officers last week in Dallas. Woonsocket Police Lieutenant Ed Cunanan will participate in one of those meetings Friday.

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The plan to improve the Port of Providence and a proposal to build a new power plan in Burrillville have stirred vigorous debates in recent weeks. 

Gov. Gina Raimondo has scheduled a sit-down with plant opponents. Rhode Island. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay wonders if these plans will reprise the 20th Century battles  between environmentalists and business and labor interests. 

If you played high-school baseball in Rhode Island from the 1950s to the early 2000s, Dick Lee probably umpired one of your games. If you ran cross-country for Coventry High School in the 1950s, Dick Lee probably coached your team. If you played field hockey or girls lacrosse in the 1980s and 1990s, Dick Lee probably covered one of your games. And if you read The Providence Journal sports pages during those two decades, you saw Dick Lee’s byline over reports of just about every sport Rhode Island high-school kids play.

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Protestors plan to march from the Statehouse to Burrillville this weekend as they continue to fight a proposed power plant. The state is still vetting the project, but it has support from top state officials, including the governor. Opponents of the power plant have concerns about the project’s transparency. 

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Nutrition advice seems to change from one moment to the next – don’t eat fat, eat fat, don’t eat carbs, eat carbs. A new exhibit at Johnson and Wales University’s Culinary Museum takes us back to a time when those messages were just beginning to enter the modern world.

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There were winners and losers in the 2017 budget for education. School districts got a boost, with increases in state funding. But charter schools will see their tuition payments cut, in a move some advocates say threatens the future for some of Rhode Island’s charter schools.

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The team will support Providence police already stationed there. The security team began work in downtown Providence at the start of July. The transit authority has hired the Allied Barton security firm. Workers will be posted at Kennedy plaza seven days a week. They are uniformed, but unarmed.

Kennedy Plaza is one of the busiest bus hubs in the state. Recently the plaza underwent a major renovation, which opened up the space and installed security cameras.

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State health officials say we’re spending too much on nursing homes. Instead, they say, we could be caring for people, for less money, at home.

All of us can summon up some childhood memories that make us cringe.  With the wisdom and perspective that come with adulthood, we might recoil when we think back to those "How-could-I-have-done-that!" moments from years ago. Perhaps it was the nontrivial lie we told our parents, the pack of chewing gum we shoplifted from the corner store, or the vulnerable neighborhood kid we bullied.  Instead of dismissing those missteps and relegating them to the dustbin of our memories, the wisest among us learn profound lessons from these transgressions as we move through life. Impressively, 13-year-old Juliana Pal has already done just that. 

 

Juliana Pal will be entering the 8th grade at the Gordon School in East Providence.  She lives with her family in Providence.

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