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7:42 am
Tue October 12, 2010

Brown students rescued in White Mountains

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Three Brown University students are OK after getting lost in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

The three Brown students got lost Sunday night when they broke off from a larger group to explore a trail. They thought the trail would be well marked but it wasn't and they lost their way.

Volunteers found them a few hours after they called 9-1-1 for help. New Hampshire fish and game Major Kevin Jordan says they may be charged a fee for the search.

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RIPR News
7:41 am
Tue October 12, 2010

RI pays ACLU over public records case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The state of Rhode Island has paid more than five thousand dollars in attorney fees to the American Civil Liberties Union for a public records case the ACLU pursued.

Nearly three years ago a winter snow storm gridlocked the state. Governor Carcieri was out of the country and in his absence there was a vacuum of leadership. When he returned he appointed National Guard Major General Robert Bray to be in charge should it happen again.

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RIPR News
7:40 am
Tue October 12, 2010

Region sets new utility use records

HOLYOKE, MASS. – Despite the weak economy, electricity consumers in New England have set new records for power use.

ISO-New England, the Holyoke-based grid operator for the region, says peak demand hit record levels in May and September. The region also set an all-time record in electricity consumption for one month in July.

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RIPR News
10:23 am
Mon October 11, 2010

What makes a great teacher?

PROVIDENE, R.I. – Listen to the community forum on great teaching recorded Wednesday Oct. 6 at the Rhode Island Foundation in Providence.

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RIPR News
6:37 am
Mon October 11, 2010

COMMENTARY: Governor's race still wide open

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After months of debate and weeks of television attack ads, the Rhode Island governor's race is back where it started. WRNI political analyst Scott MacKay explains why this is still a wide-open contest and the challenges candidates face with just three weeks before Election Day.

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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Top Stories
6:33 am
Mon October 11, 2010

Cranston applies for flood aid

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – There may be hope after all for Pawtuxet River watershed residents who have experienced repeated flooding.

The City of Cranston is applying for federal grants to help homeowners in flood areas, including funds to buy out properties in the Pawtuxet River watershed.

Participation in the buy out program would be voluntary and Cranston Mayor Alan Fung warns the money - if it comes through at all - could be two years off.

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RIPR News
6:10 am
Mon October 11, 2010

Federal Hill celebrates Columbus Day

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – It's been well over 500 years since Christopher Columbus stumbled onto the North American continent but his spirit was alive and well Sunday at the Columbus Day Parade in Providence.

It was a perfect day for a parade - and apparently for campaigning. Leading the parade was a retinue of politicians, including gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio, congressional candidate David Cicilline and Congressman Jim Langevin.

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Local Features
5:56 am
Mon October 11, 2010

Kilmartin makes his pitch for attorney general

Photo from the Kilmartin campaign website.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – All this week, WRNI Political Analyst Scott MacKay is talking with the candidates in Rhode Island's attorney general race. We start our series this morning with Peter Kilmartin.

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Political Roundtable
6:31 am
Fri October 8, 2010

Where's the enthusiasm?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The gubernatorial candidates spark a lack of enthusiasm. 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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RIPR News
5:59 am
Fri October 8, 2010

Number of Hispanic-owned businesses increases in RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Census data reveals the number of Hispanic-owned businesses in Rhode Island is growing.

A recent report finds the number of Hispanic-owned companies in Rhode Island increased by nearly 69 percent between 2002 and 2007. Government officials and business leaders gathered in South Providence on Thursday to highlight the findings.

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