Randy Shepherd, 36, shown with his wife, Tiffany, was authorized by an Arizona state agency to receive a heart transplant. But now, because of budget cuts, the agency says it's unable to pay for the procedure. Ted Robbins/NPR.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island's unemployment rate edged down slightly in October.
Rhode Island's October unemployment rate was 11.4 percent, a decrease of one tenth of a percent from the September rate. It was the eighth consecutive monthly decline and the lowest rate since July 2009.
The number of unemployed residents now stands at 65,300. Over the year the number of jobless residents has decreased by almost 5,000 - the largest yearly decline in 15 years.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Don Carcieri's judicial legacy, and the future of the Moderate Party. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI Political Reporter Ian Donnis.
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