Providence, RI – Rhode Island is taking the first step in implementing a major portion of the federal health care overhaul.
New legislation introduced in the Senate would create a quasi-public agency to design Rhode Island's so called health insurance exchange- a place where residents can shop for health insurance that meets their needs and price range.
Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts says the exchange is similar to websites like Orbitz that let you compare airline prices.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Hope High School students fighting a schedule change want a conference with the State Supreme Court today. At issue is 190 minutes of weekly teacher planning time. A new schedule cut that time by nearly half. The state Board of Education ruled that violates state regulation But the board says the school can until September to fix the problem. Attorney Miriam Weizenbaum says that's unusual
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Newport lost out on hosting the America's Cup this year but it's getting another big sailing event. The British based J Class Yacht Association has announced that Newport has been selected to host its regatta this summer. Gubernatorial spokesman Mike Trainor says three J-Class yachts will participate in five races.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Celia Cabrera likes to do her homework in her bedroom, where she curls up on a shiny purple bedspread. She's a typical 15-year old in many ways, with braces and boyfriend drama. Sometimes, she admits, she neglects her school work.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island is digging out again this morning from another powerful snow storm. Vincent Baldini, of the Providence Parks Department, is clearing snow in Kennedy Plaza this morning. He says a big challenge is finding somewhere to put the latest snowfall.
"We've got a back hoe taking some of it out because we're supposed to get more snow," he says. "But pretty much we're just shooting it wherever we can to get rid of it."
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – For more than 20 years, Carlos De Leon and his band have been packing the clubs, playing traditional Latin jazz. In this month's Rhode Island Art-Scape and as part of our weeklong series, Providence: Mi Ciudad, WRNI's Catherine Welch caught up with De Leon and his trumpet to talk about his life and music.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – State Representative Stephen Ucci of Johnston has introduced legislation that would have voters decide whether candidates for governor and lieutenant governor should run on one ticket.
The candidates running for the two top offices would share a party affiliation as well as a place on the ballot.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – When Victor Cuenca began the publication Providence en Espanol, he was a one man news, advertising and circulation department working out of a walk-in closet in his North Providence apartment.
The Bolivian native still remembers the first day he went to print in August 1999.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Association of Realtors has just come out with its 2010 report and it contains both good and bad news.
Sales of single family homes fell 12 percent in Rhode Island last year but prices rose five percent to a median of $210,000. The Rhode Island Association of Realtors says it was the first time in six years that the median price increased.