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3:46 pm
Mon September 19, 2011

RI killer makes national news

PROVIDENCE, RI – A Rhode Island man who served 12 years in prison for the murder of a college professor is making national news. But it's not because of his crime. It's because of where he is now.

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RIPR News
2:04 pm
Mon September 19, 2011

Chafee establishes RI's health exchange

Providence, RI –
By MEGAN HALL

Rhode Island is one step closer to offering an online marketplace for health insurance. Today, Governor Lincoln Chafee signed an executive order creating the state's health insurance exchange.

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Local Features
11:44 am
Mon September 19, 2011

The future of offshore wind energy in Rhode Island

The Future of Offshore Wind Energy in RI

PROVIDENCE, RI – Community Forum: The Future of Offshore Wind Energy in RI

Moderated by Rhode Island Public Radio News Director Catherine Welch, the forum engaged experts and community leaders in a discussion about the impact of offshore wind energy on Rhode Island's economy, energy rates, and the environment.

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Morning News Podcast
8:30 am
Mon September 19, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Monday, September 19, 2011.

RIPR News
7:28 am
Mon September 19, 2011

State retirees react to pension ruling

PROVIDENCE, RI – The vice president of the largest group of state retirees is thrilled with last week's pension ruling. Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter ruled that there is an "implied contract" between the state and the workers to whom it has promised pension benefits.

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Scott MacKay Commentary
7:25 am
Mon September 19, 2011

Approve the RI Dream Act

PROVIDENCE, RI – One of the storm clouds gathering over Rhode Island's economic future is our poorly educated work force. Our state ranks near the bottom of New England in the number of college educated workers that employers need for the jobs of a new century.

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RIPR News
7:13 am
Mon September 19, 2011

Leidecker verdict expected today

PROVIDENCE, RI – A judge is scheduled today to issue a verdict in the case of a union worker accused of cyber-stalking a former state representative.

John Leidecker works for one of the state's largest teachers' unions, the National Education Association Rhode Island. Leidecker acknowledges using a fictional persona last year to send emails to then-state rep Douglas Gablinske of Bristol.

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RIPR News
3:54 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

Film cache discovered

RIPR News
12:52 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

Lifespan ventures into women's care

Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL
The former chief of medicine for Women and Infants Hospital is launching a new women's health center for Lifespan.

When Dr. Karen Rosene-Montella left Women and Infants hospital to work for lifespan, she brought along 14 of her fellow physicians, several nurse practitioners and a therapist. Together, they'll run Lifespan's new Women's Medicine Collaborative. Rosene-Montella says she doesn't see Women and Infants as her competitor.

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Political Roundtable
11:37 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Political Roundtable: a week of pension talk

Department of Administration Director Richard Licht talks about the state pension problem on Political Roundtable
Photo by: Ian Donnis

PROVIDENCE, RI – A victory for public employee unions and the inside view from state administration director Richard Licht. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable.

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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