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It’s Christian Holy Week. For the past 39 years, Christians have held a Good Friday March to raise money to combat hunger and help Providence groups that help the poor.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently revised its recommendation for prostate cancer screening. The new recommendation is that men discuss the screening with their doctors, changed from the 2012 recommendation against widespread screening. Physicians must still help patients make a tough decision.

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Providence College alum Roy Peter Clark, known as “America’s Writing Coach” will deliver  the commencement address at PC’s 99th commencement, on Sunday, May 21st at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence.

Clark, from the class of 1970, will receive an honorary doctorate of journalism. While at the college, he was managing editor of the student-run newspaper, the Cowl. After his graduation from PC, he earned a master of arts degree and  doctorate in English.

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A new poll by Bryant University's Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership shows strong backing for Governor Gina Raimondo's proposal to offer two years of free college tuition to Rhode Islanders, and softer support for House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello's move to phaseout the car tax over five years.

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The state of Rhode Island has settled with technology company DXC Technology over the mismanagement of a major computer system overhaul.

The state contracted the company to replace aging technology at the Department of Motor Vehicles. DXC Technology has agreed to a July rollout of the computer upgrade.

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A Providence man has been convicted of second degree murder for selling the potent opioid fentanyl to someone who later died of an overdose. The state’s Attorney General believes this is Rhode Island’s first conviction of its type.

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After White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Hitler “didn't even sink to using chemical weapons,” during his daily press briefing Tuesday, U.S. Representative David Cicilline is calling for his resignation.

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The downfall of the owner of New England's biggest fishing fleet could also hurt the Port of New Bedford. Carlos Rafael has pleaded guilty to federal charges of smuggling and submitting fraudulent catch records. In addition to serving prison time, Rafael could lose prized fishing permits. And people in his home port worry the permits may not stay in New Bedford. 

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Governor Gina Raimondo wants to offer Rhode Islanders two years of free tuition at CCRI, RIC, or URI. 

This I Believe Rhode Island: Against Racism

Apr 11, 2017

It's no secret that all manner of recent news headlines, Twitter messages, and social media video posts have been filled with disquieting, often harsh and vicious epithets, rants, and screeds that have ethnic racial, religious, and gender targets.  

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Rhode Island lawmakers have proposed legislation that would require more of the state’s human service agencies to participate in the biannual caseload estimating conference. That’s a session for legislators to hear how many people are being served by programs like Medicaid, as opposed to how many people those programs projected they’d be serving. And there’s often a difference.

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Opening day at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket is a sure sign of warm weather to come. 

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Governor Gina Raimondo's approval rating has increased 10 points in the latest poll by a Washington, D.C., firm, although she still ranks among the lower tier of the nation's governors.

Morning Consult shows Raimondo with a 48 percent approval rating, while 45 percent of respondents disapprove of her. Six percent didn't offer a response, and the finding has a five percentage point margin of error.

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In Providence, advocates of the so-called Community Safety Act have advanced a revised version of the city ordinance they say aims to improve police and community relations.

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