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6:35 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

This I Believe Rhode Island: When It Falls Apart

Human foibles and failure.  We’ve all had our share during the course of our lives, to varying degrees.  Some disappointments and blunders are inevitable; what matters most is how we cope with and learn from them.  The Irish novelist James Joyce  famously wrote, “Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” Thirteen-year-old Sophie Grosswendt talks about how she’s learned to cope with failure.
 

   

Sophie Grosswendt is in the seventh grade at the Gordon School in East Providence.  She lives with her family in  Cranston.

On Politics
4:15 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

RI Statehouse May Get Air Conditioning

Rhode Island Statehouse

The sweat box that is the Rhode Island Statehouse in the summer months may become a thing of the past.

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The Pulse
3:50 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Graduates: Know Your Health Insurance Options

Congratulations, class of 2015! You've got your diploma, and you're headed out into the world to start your life as an adult. Well done. If you've already lined up a job, with health insurance, doubly well done! But if not, don't worry. And don't assume you have to go without coverage. You have options.

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RI News
3:36 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Rhode Island Continues To Struggle To Provide Adequate Affordable Housing

New affordable housing developments in Rhode Island, the RI Coalition for the homeless says the state must step up it's investment in affordable housing.
Credit RIPR FILE

Rhode Island falls short providing adequate affordable housing to its lower-income residents.  The report comes from the advocacy non-profit National Low Income Housing Coalition.

According to the study, Rhode Islanders must earn at least $18.49 an hour to afford an average two-bedroom apartment. The minimum wage is currently nine dollars an hour, though efforts are underway to raise that to $10.10.

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On Politics
2:51 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Who Will Emerge as the Public Face of the PawSox?

Skeffington (center) and Lucchino testifying before the I-195 Redevelopment Commission in April.
Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

It remains unclear who will emerge as the public face of the PawSox after the death Sunday of the team’s president, Jim Skeffington. The PawSox’ proposed move to Providence is likely to be delayed, at least in the short term.

Skeffington’s death at age 73 from an apparent heart attack leaves a void for the PawSox. Holy Cross sports economist Victor Matheson said it’s hard to say which of the PawSox’ other owners will emerge to fill Skeffington’s role as a spokesman and cheerleader.

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