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3:45 pm
Mon July 25, 2011

RI National Guard mourns boating death of soldier

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island National Guard is calling the death of a guard member a tragic loss.


Charles Panek was boating with his brother in the Merrimack River when decided to take a swim, dove into the water, and never resurfaced.

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RIPR News
12:03 pm
Mon July 25, 2011

Disability feedback forums begin this week

Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL
Rhode Islanders with disabilities and their families will have a chance to give the state some feedback at a series of public feedback forums starting Monday.

For Rhode Islanders with disabilities, even the simplest tasks can be difficult. How do you get into a taxi with an electronic wheel chair? What's the safest way for blind residents to cross the street in this era of super quiet hybrid cars?

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Local Features
11:52 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Neglect continues at Grace Cemetery

PROVIDENCE, RI –

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RIPR News
11:34 am
Mon July 25, 2011

RI theater community remembers Tommy Brent

PROVIDENCE, RI – A musical tribute to the late Theatre-by-the-Sea producer Tommy Brent is sold out for Monday night.

Brent was producer and manager of Theatre-by-the-Sea from 1967 to 1988. The theatre operates in an old barn in South Kingstown and is one of the last surviving summer stock operations in New England.

WRNI theatre critic Bill Gale says Brent literally saved Theatre-by-the-Sea for generations of Rhode Islanders.

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RIPR News
9:13 am
Mon July 25, 2011

I (Heart) Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – At the height of summer in Rhode Island, WRNI Political Analyst Scott Mackay says it's time to count our blessings and take stock of the good things about our cozy corner of New England.

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RIPR News
8:18 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Fox supports legislative hiring reform

PROVIDENCE, RI – House Speaker Gordon Fox says he supports reforming the hiring process for legislative employees.

A good government group wants the legislature to adopt an employee classification system with specified job functions and compensation. Fox says he's receptive to considering the concept, possibly during next year's legislative session.

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Politics
7:23 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Sundlun laid to rest

Former Governor Bruce Sundlun was laid to rest after a funeral service at Temple Beth-El in Providence.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Former Governor Bruce Sundlun was laid to rest after a funeral service at Temple Beth-El in Providence. A former aide, US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, called Sundlun one of the most accomplished leaders in Rhode Island history.

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RIPR News
10:53 am
Fri July 22, 2011

Former Governor Sundlun dead at 91

Providence,RI – Rhode Island is mourning the death of a former governor.


Bruce Sundlun, who led the state from 1991 to 1995, died yesterday at his Jamestown home, a few hours after being discharged from Rhode Island Hospital where he was treated for pneumonia.


In a state well-known for colorful political figures Sundlun was a rainbow.

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Local Features
10:24 am
Fri July 22, 2011

The Job Club

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island has clubs for just about everything. But there's one you may never want to join. It's called the "Job Club."

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Politics
8:35 am
Fri July 22, 2011

WRNI's Scott Mackay on Sundlun's legacy

Providence, RI – WRNI's Scott Mackay speaks with Morning Edition Anchor Dave Fallon on the life of former Governor Bruce Sundlun.

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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