PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A flood watch is now in effect for the entire state of Rhode Island. National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Doody says rain and melting snow could create issues in areas prone to flooding.
"Certainly the normal urban trouble spots and smaller streams that are normally prone to flooding," Doody says.
Providence, RI – The medical director for Rhode Island's prisons is now the interim head of the Department of Health. Governor Lincoln Chafee has named Dr. Michael Fine as the temporary replacement for outgoing director Dr. David Gifford.
Dr. Fine most recently served as the director of medical services at the Department of Corrections, but he's probably best known as the force behind Health Access RI- a program designed to offer low cost primary care to people without insurance.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – University of Rhode Island President David Dooley says he's received positive reaction from his memo sent campus-wide condemning hateful acts. Dooley was especially disturbed by a defaced poster of Martin Luther King Jr and harassment of some gay students.
Dooley says it wasn't just one act, but many over time that prompted him to send the memo. He says hateful acts are cropping up at colleges across the country. And at URI, creating a culture of civility is a primary goal.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – U.S. Senator Jack Reed says the Department of Defense needs to conduct a thorough investigation into a report that he and other dignitaries may have been subjected to propaganda techniques by the US Army while visiting Afghanistan.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Public education is always political but in an era of budget cuts, nationwide calls for public school reform and a new governor in Rhode Island, schools are more political than ever. WRNI's Elisabeth Harrison spoke with WRNI Political Analyst Scott MacKay to discuss the politics of education in the Ocean State.
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