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6:44 am
Mon October 18, 2010

Non violence institute to open new headquarters

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Monday to celebrate the completion of a new home for the Institute for the Study and Practice of Non violence.

Rhode Island's entire congressional delegation will be on hand for the grand opening of the new quarters of the Institute for the Study and Practice of nonviolence.

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Economy
6:19 am
Mon October 18, 2010

Improvements seen in Providence tourism industry

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence tourism industry appears to be on the rebound. Sixty-four percent of hotel rooms have been full on average so far this year, compared to 57 percent at this time last year.


The statistics come from the Providence Convention and Visitors Bureau whose spokeswoman, Kristen Adamo, says the hotel industry is back to pre-recessionary levels.

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RIPR News
5:00 pm
Fri October 15, 2010

Whitehouse returns from Afghanistan, Iraq

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse says security has vastly improved in Afghanistan and Iraq.


Whitehouse has just returned to Rhode Island from a week-long tour of the region. He says Kandahar in Afghanistan and Ramadi, Iraq are both starting to look less like war zones and more like bustling cities. Although he says there's still tension along the Iraq, Kuwait border.

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Morning News Podcast
10:22 am
Fri October 15, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Friday, October 15, 2010.

Politics
8:12 am
Fri October 15, 2010

Candidates square off at debate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The four candidates running for governor all said they would not take the words "and Providence Plantation" out of the state's official name. The question was posed Thursday night at a debate at Brown University.

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Politics
6:54 am
Fri October 15, 2010

Kevin McKenna makes his pitch for attorney general

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – All this week, WRNI Political Analyst Scott MacKay is talking with the candidates in Rhode Island's attorney general race. We continue today with Independent candidate Kevin McKenna.

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Political Roundtable
6:52 am
Fri October 15, 2010

The governor's race and more on Roundtable

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Pollsters say the governor's race is in a virtual dead heat and the top two candidates are exchanging blows. That's part of the conversation this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI Political Reporter Ian Donnis.

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Local Features
6:50 am
Fri October 15, 2010

Kevin McKenna makes his pitch for attorney general

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – All this week, WRNI Political Analyst Scott MacKay is talking with the candidates in Rhode Island's attorney general race. We continue today with Independent candidate Kevin McKenna.

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RIPR News
4:41 pm
Thu October 14, 2010

Firefighters battle Pawtucket blaze

Providence, R.I. – Pawtucket firefighters are still on the scene of a seven alarm blaze that has destroyed at least half of a block-long mill complex.

The blaze was reported at 11:20 pm Wednesday at an old brick mill complex on Goff Avenue in Pawtucket. The old Union Wadding mill had been partially converted to apartments. Pawtucket Fire Chief William Sisson says everyone got out safely.

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RIPR News
3:45 pm
Thu October 14, 2010

Chafee campaign manager steps down

Providence, R.I. – Lincoln Chafee's campaign manager, J.R. Pagliarini, has resigned because of accusations that he received unemployment compensation while working on Chafee's campaign.

The accusation is based on information the Chafee campaign says was illegally leaked to Channel 10 by the state department of labor and training.

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