Providence, R.I. – The Rhode Island Free Clinic is set to receive nearly $100,000 in federal grant money.
CEO Marie Ghazal says the funds will allow the clinic to take on 300 new patients.
The funds will go to "infrastructure support for us to provide the medical assistant care, nursing care, pharmacy, all of the other infrastructure clinic needs that we need to see the patients," Ghazal says.
She adds that the clinic has not been able to meet demand for free medical care, and has to see patients on a lottery basis.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Republican Heidi Rogers' withdrawal from the race for lieutenant governor. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI political reporter Ian Donnis.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Curt Schilling's video game company, 38 studios, says it has signed a lease to move its headquarters to Empire Street in downtown Providence. The company is currently based in Maynard, Mass.
Governor Don Carcieri hails 38 studios' decision to move to one empire plaza. He says the state's investment in 38 studios will create 450 high-paying jobs, and attract other interactive and entertainment companies to Rhode Island.
Providence, R.I. – Democratic gubernatorial candidate and State Treasurer Frank Caprio is defending his re-hiring of a woman who was described as a quote "reign of terror" by an arbitrator.
The woman in question is Marion Solomon, niece of former State Treasurer Anthony Solomon. She was fired in 2005 for using foul and derogatory language to her co-workers. Caprio re-hired her when he took office in 2007.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Most Rhode Islanders will get their first taste of federal health reform today. It's the law's 6 month anniversary and the start date for health insurance plans to offer preventative health care services- such as vaccines and mammograms for free.
Children may also stay on their parent's health insurance plans until they turn 26. But Rhode Island's health insurance commissioner Chris Koller warns that these changes don't take place until consumers renew their health plans or buy new ones.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The head of the state Economic Development Corporation won't say whether he hopes to stay in the job when the next governor takes office.
The EDC has remained in the spotlight because of a controversial $75 million state loan guarantee for video game maker 38 studios. EDC head Keith Stokes took his job on a one-year basis last January. He says he hasn't given much thought to whether he'll stay on in the next administration.