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RIPR News
2:26 pm
Tue May 3, 2011

Non-profits give mixed reviews on proposed payments

PROVIDENCE, RI – In his budget address Monday night, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras called on tax-exempt colleges, universities and hospitals to pay the equivalent of 25 percent of what their property taxes would be if they were not exempt.


The universities are open to the idea, but the hospitals are saying no way.

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RIPR News
2:06 pm
Tue May 3, 2011

RI house prices up, sales down

PROVIDENCE, RI – Selling a house continues to be a challenge in Rhode Island.
The Rhode Island Association of Realtors says sales of existing homes fell 11 percent in the first quarter, compared to the first quarter of
2010.


The sales drop was offset by a slight rise in prices.

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Morning News Podcast
11:46 am
Tue May 3, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast from WRNI for Tuesday, May 3, 2011.

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Local Features
11:28 am
Tue May 3, 2011

Web Extra: Personal histories of race relations in Woonsocket

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On a recent Sunday, in a back pew at St. James Baptist Church in Woonsocket, four women gathered to tell WRNI's Catherine Welch about this history of their church. The church was established by black workers who migrated to Woonsocket from South Carolina in the 30's, 40's and 50's.

The conversation moved to race. And through their stories of growing up and raising families these women tell a very personal history of race relations in Woonsocket in the last 50 years.

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Top Stories
10:15 am
Tue May 3, 2011

One Square Mile: Woonsocket's Jon Brien

PROVIDENCE, RI – All this week WRNI is reporting on Woonsocket. One of the city's best-known elected officials is state Representative Jon Brien, a conservative Democrat. Brien's family has long roots in Woonsocket.

WRNI political reporter Ian Donnis recently joined Brien for a drive around Woonsocket. Listen to more stories and interviews in our series, One Square Mile: Woonsocket

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Local Features
10:13 am
Tue May 3, 2011

Woonsocket's St. James Baptist Church

The band plays during services at St. James Baptist Church. Photo by: Catherine Welch.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Back in the late 1930's, early 40's, during the Great Migration, black families started moving from rural South Carolina to Woonsocket for jobs in the mills and factories.

Dorothy Chaplin was a little girl when her family moved from Newberry, South Carolina to Woonsocket. Her family, like others, came for the jobs. The men found work at places like clothing manufacturer Jacob Finkelsteins and Sons, the women worked in wealthy homes.

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RIPR News
6:58 am
Tue May 3, 2011

Governor halts medical marijuana dispensaries

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Lincoln Chafee is putting the brakes on Rhode Island's medical marijuana dispensaries.

Following a letter from U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha warning that the so called compassion centers violate federal law, Chafee is halting any efforts to license the dispensaries. Spokesman Michael Trainor says Chafee wants to talk with governors who received similar letters about what to do.

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RIPR News
1:32 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Chafee putting a hold on RI's compassion centers

Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL
Governor Lincoln Chafee is putting the brakes on Rhode Island's medical marijuana dispensaries.

Following a letter from U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha warning that the so called compassion centers violate federal law, Chafee is halting any efforts to license the dispensaries.

Spokesman Michael Trainor says Chafee wants to talk with governors who received similar letters about what to do.

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Scott MacKay Commentary
1:15 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

One Square Mile: Woonsocket Heritage

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the latest commentary from Scott MacKay. This week, he looks at the French-Canadian heritage of Woonsocket.

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Morning News Podcast
1:13 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – Morning News Podcast for Monday, May 2, 2011.

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