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3:13 pm
Tue December 28, 2010

Shoveling out and getting back to normal

Riders head off of a RIPTA bus Tuesday morning in Kennedy Plaza. Photo by Alex Nunes.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – It's back to normal today for much of Rhode Island, a day after the first major storm of the season dumped more than a foot of snow on some areas, causing travel delays, power outages and challenging road conditions.

At Providence's train station, some Amtrak passengers are behind schedule today. But others, like Jane Berens, say things appear back to normal.

"We're traveling to Washington D.C. from Providence," Berens says. "Right now, the board says On Time' so we're hoping that's true."

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7:19 am
Tue December 28, 2010

Blizzard creates headache for adults, but winter playground for kids

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The heavy snow storm may have brought power outages, canceled flights, and snarled traffic, but for most kids in Rhode Island it meant only one thing- time to play.

Moses Brown School was the place to be for kids on the east side of Providence. About 40 children and their parents brought sleds and inner tubes to the steep hills surrounding the private school.

Sasha Landau says she's not afraid of sledding anymore.

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2:31 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

Winter storm smacks RI

Two men shovel a sidewalk in Providence on Monday morning. Photo by Alex Nunes.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island has begun to dig out of the first major storm of the season, which brought more than 12 inches of snow to some areas of the state since the storm began yesterday.

National Weather Service meteorologist Neil Strauss says the intensity of the snow will taper off Monday afternoon but winds up to 45 miles per hour will continue.

"So we will notice an improvement in conditions with just a little maybe light snow showers or flurries into the afternoon hours," Strauss says.

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RIPR News
1:42 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

COMMENTARY: RI's roadblock to econominc recovery

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island's business and political leaders constantly focus on the state's high taxes as a roadblock to economic development. WRNI political analyst Scott MacKay says our state has an even bigger barrier to creating good jobs.

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
12:16 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

One way to shape up in the New Year

Providence, RI – Rhode Islanders who hope to lose weight and exercise more in the New Year can start planning now.

Shape Up RI- the non-profit organization that organizes work out teams and wellness events across the state- has already released its 2011 calendar of events.

Teams compete against each other for the most weight loss, fruit and vegetable tracking, exercise minutes, or pedometer steps.

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RIPR News
12:12 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

Rhode Island: 1 of 10 worst places to retire

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Three New England states, including Rhode Island, are on a retirement website's top ten worst places to retire.

TopRetirements.com says states made the list based on their fiscal health, tax rates and weather conditions. Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut all made the list.

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RIPR News
11:00 am
Mon December 27, 2010

A good place to make a living

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island's business and political leaders constantly focus on the state's high taxes as a roadblock to economic development. WRNI political analyst Scott MacKay reminds us that our state has an even bigger barrier to creating good jobs.

University of Rhode Island economics professor Len Lardaro knows he doesn't make any friends with his brutally frank assessment of our state's work force. He says, ``The most glaring deficiency holding Rhode Island back is the lack of skills in the labor force.''

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Morning News Podcast
10:20 am
Mon December 27, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Monday, December 27, 2010.

RIPR News
2:39 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

A conversation with Len Cabral

Providence, RI – Elisabeth Harrison spoke with Len Cabral in our studios earlier this week to learn more about his plans for the Black Rep's former building. She started out by asking Cabral about his past contributions to the Providence arts scene.

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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Arts & Culture
2:29 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

Web extra: extended Don King interview

Providence, RI – Listen to a much longer conversation with Don King, former artistic director of the Black Repertory Company.

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