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RIPR News
3:26 pm
Fri December 17, 2010

Watchdog and media groups concerned about crime reporting policy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Watchdog and media groups are urging the Rhode Island State Police to revise its procedures on what crime information is made public.

Their main concerns are that only arrest reports will be made public, blocking police logs and incident reports. And a suspect's employer would also be off-limits.

Scott Pickering is president of the Rhode Island Press Association. He says there are times when employment is relevant, and points to the school teacher who was charged with drinking and driving at 7:00 am.

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Morning News Podcast
9:09 am
Fri December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 17, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Thursday, December 17, 2010.

Political Roundtable
6:45 am
Fri December 17, 2010

John Robitaille appears on Roundtable

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Reaction to Gov.-elect Lincoln Chafee's cabinet picks, and what's next for John Robitaille. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI Political Reporter Ian Donnis.

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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Economy
6:28 am
Fri December 17, 2010

Chafee meets with team on America's Cup location

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A spokesman for Rhode Island Gov.-elect Lincoln Chafee says Chafee and representatives of the Golden Gate Yacht Club all agree that Newport is the "natural home for the America's Cup."


Chafee met privately Thursday with team representatives and with Keith Stokes, head of the state's Economic Development Corp.

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RIPR News
6:24 am
Fri December 17, 2010

RI jobless rate up for first time since Dec. 2009

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island's unemployment rate ticked up slightly last month. The uptick marks the first increase in the state's jobless rate since last December.

According to the state Department of Labor and training, unemployment went from 11.4 percent in October to 11.6 percent in November. That's still nearly a full percentage point behind last November, when the state's jobless rate stood at 12.5 percent.

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RIPR News
6:07 pm
Thu December 16, 2010

Listen to our community forum on poverty in RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On December 9, 2010, WRNI in collabortaion with the Rhode Island Foundation hosted a community forum on poverty in the Ocean State. If you were unable to attend the forum you can listen to the audio.

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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Morning News Podcast
3:24 pm
Thu December 16, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Thursday, December 16, 2010.

RIPR News
6:55 am
Thu December 16, 2010

'Tis the season for settling

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Hundreds of lawyers and their clients have taken over the 4th floor of the Frank Licht Judicial Complex this week, looking to make deals and wrap up cases. They're taking part in what's known as Settlement Week, the state Superior Court's attempt to clear civil cases from the docket.

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RIPR News
6:52 am
Thu December 16, 2010

Bill Gale reviews "A Child's Christmas" at The Gamm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Yes, Virginia, there was a poet - a glorious poet - called Dylan before the one who re-named himself Bob Dylan came along. The elder Dylan exists as surely as great writing and a rollicking, drinking man's lifestyle carries on.


We speak of that Welsh man of letters and roistering, love and infidelity, Dylan Thomas, who exemplified the idea of living fast and dying young.

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Economy
6:43 am
Thu December 16, 2010

Council of Churches rallies RI to support homeless

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Faith leaders in the state are calling on the religious community, businesses and philanthropists to help address what they say is a shortfall in the number of beds available at emergency shelters.


Rev. Don Anderson, of the State Council of Churches, says people of faith should make donation at their local place of worship or to the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless.

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