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3:11 pm
Thu September 16, 2010

Bush tax cuts become issue in RI congressional race

Republican candidate John Loghlin is seen during his news conference on Wednesday. Photo by Louis Oppenheimer.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The candidates in the 1st Congressional District staked out their stances on the Bush tax cuts on Wednesday.

Republican John Loughlin held a news conference outside the state Division of Taxation to express his opposition to all tax increases. He calls for extending the so-called Bush tax cuts due to expire next year.

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WRNI VIDEO
1:20 pm
Thu September 16, 2010

Photo slideshow: Trinity Rep's Camelot

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Morning News Podcast
9:48 am
Thu September 16, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

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

RIPR News
8:14 am
Thu September 16, 2010

Hear WRNI's primary election roundup special

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Political reporter Ian Donnis, political analyst Scott MacKay and our special guests break down the results of this year's primary.

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Region
7:06 am
Thu September 16, 2010

Everything's big in Rhode Island

Bob Singleton of Portsmouth poses with his nearly 1100 lb. pumpkin. He hopes to place in the top 10 at the Rhode Island Giant Pumpkin contest on October 9. Photo by Flo Jonic.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – You may think you know everything there is to know about Rhode Island, but did you know this? It's one of the best regions in the world for growing giant pumpkins.

The annual giant pumpkin contest is three weeks from Saturday . WRNI's Flo Jonic checked in with one Aquidneck Island grower.

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Politics
6:49 am
Thu September 16, 2010

Bloomberg endorses Chafee in RI governor's race

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, of New York, left, is pictured next to gubernatorial candidate Lincoln Chafee. Photo by Louis Oppenheimer.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says investing in infrastructure and reaching across political lines is how Rhode Island and the rest of the country will dig its way out of the recession.

Bloomberg made the comment during his endorsement Thursday of Independent gubernatorial candidate Lincoln Chafee. Bloomberg says it takes leadership to reach across party lines and to raise taxes.

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RIPR News
6:17 am
Thu September 16, 2010

RI foreclosures up from July to August

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Foreclosures in Rhode Island rose nearly seven percent from July to August. But they were down 54 percent from a year ago.

The numbers come from Realty Trac, a California-based marketplace for distressed properties.

Rhode Island now ranks 37th in foreclosures. The states with the highest numbers are California, Florida, Michigan, Illinois and Arizona.

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Morning News Podcast
11:28 am
Wed September 15, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Wednesday, September 15, 2010.

RIPR News
7:15 am
Wed September 15, 2010

The political landscape after the RI primary

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The state primaries wrapped up last night. WRNI's Bob Seay and political analyst Scott MacKay sort out the big winners and what to expect in the November election.

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RIPR News
5:58 am
Wed September 15, 2010

Mohegan Sun lays off almost 400 workers

Providence, R.I. – Falling revenue is causing Indian-run Connecticut casino Mohegan Sun to cut its workforce. The casino laid off 355 workers and reassigned 120 others this week. Mohegan Sun brought in three percent less revenue in August than it did the same month last year - sixty-seven million dollars, down from sixty-nine million.

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