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4:02 pm
Tue July 5, 2011

Average wages rise for most Rhode Island workers

PROVIDENCE, RI – Wages went up nearly 3 percent in Rhode Island last year, in both the private and public sectors.

Numbers out of the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training found the average wage at $44,651. That's up 2.8 percent from the year before, but it's below the national average.

The average wage rose in most sectors, with workers in corporate, regional or district offices along with finance and insurance workers seeing the largest gains.

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RIPR News
9:35 am
Tue July 5, 2011

Police say RI woman drives car into parade

PROVIDENCE, RI – Police in Randolph, Massachusetts say they have no idea why a Providence woman drove into a parade Sunday night. The driver faces at least three criminal charges.

It was 7:15 pm Sunday and the "Third of July" parade in Randolph, Massachusetts was just starting when, according to police, a Providence woman deliberately drove her car towards the parade marchers. They ran for their lives.

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Morning News Podcast
8:54 am
Tue July 5, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Tuesday, July 5, 2011.

RIPR News
7:06 am
Tue July 5, 2011

Board of Education to vote on charter school

PROVIDENCE, RI – The State Board of Education will vote this week on whether to allow a new charter school focused on nursing careers to open in Rhode Island.

The board will discuss but is not scheduled to vote on another proposal to open a charter school known as a mayoral academy in Cranston.

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Politics
6:23 am
Tue July 5, 2011

Chafee: looking at giving Central Falls a manager

Central Falls could get a new receiver.
Photo by: Ryan Conaty

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Lincoln Chafee says a cash infusion wasn't put into the state budget is because lawmakers thought the receiver's office wasn't moving fast enough.

Three different receivers have been running Central Falls for a little more than a year. The current one, Robert Flanders, begged the state for a nearly $7 million cash infusion to help fill budget gaps, which the state refused.

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Top Stories
4:40 am
Tue July 5, 2011

Central Falls receiver could be replaced

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Lincoln Chafee says a cash infusion wasn't put into the state budget is because lawmakers thought the receiver's office wasn't moving fast enough. And Chafee also says the receiver could be replaced.

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Morning News Podcast
8:20 am
Mon July 4, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Monday, July 4, 2011.

RIPR News
6:27 am
Mon July 4, 2011

Civil unions: how we got here

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island is moving forward with civil unions for same-sex couples after both houses of the General Assembly backed related legislation. Some observers call civil unions a step forward in civil rights. But others say civil unions are a form of second-class citizenship.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. news@wrni.org.

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RIPR News
6:18 am
Mon July 4, 2011

Central Falls gets a voice in receivership

PROVIDENCE, RI – One piece of legislation passed in the General Assembly gives the Central Falls City Council more of a voice while the city is in receivership.

Current law pushes the city council into an advisory role, while the new bill requires the receiver to seek advice and assistance.

It's been a little more than a year since Central Falls mayor asked for receivership.

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Scott MacKay Commentary
6:13 am
Mon July 4, 2011

A civil step to marriage equality

PROVIDENCE, RI – On Independence Day, Rhode Islanders can celebrate our state's embrace of a first step towards full marriage equality for our gay citizens.

After a tortuous debate, the Rhode Island General Assembly has finally approved legislation that grants our gay citizens the right to civil unions.

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