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6:55 am
Tue November 30, 2010

Chafee appoints Roberts to health care panel

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts will lead a panel for Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee on implementing the federal health care reform plan.


Chafee says Roberts is a natural choice for the role because of her knowledge of healthcare.


"This is a great chance to work together," Chafee says. "She has already spent four years working on this very, very important subject, so I look forward to working together again. That's the key to success."

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RIPR News
6:53 am
Tue November 30, 2010

Employee vaccination rates highest in Newport, South County hospitals

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Newport and South County Hospitals report the highest employee flu vaccination rates in Rhode Island for the 2009-2010 season.

The state's average flu vaccination rate for hospital employees is 61 percent, while Newport and South County hospital employee vaccination rates were over 80 percent.

Peter Hanney, Communications Coordinator for the Rhode Island Department of Health, says the department is looking to improve the state's averages.

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Politics
6:46 am
Tue November 30, 2010

Chafee: closing deficit means cuts to govt.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee says closing an almost 300 million dollar deficit for the next fiscal year will require significant cuts to state government.


Rhode Island faces a deep deficit for the fiscal year starting next July first due to the loss of federal stimulus money. Chafee says closing that gap will require reductions in spending by many state departments.

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NPR WORLD
7:52 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Political crisis thrust upon tragedy-ridden Haiti

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NPR WORLD
7:48 am
Mon November 29, 2010

6-nation nuclear talks on Iran may restart soon

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NPR NATIONAL
7:44 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Marine leaders would prefer gay troops not tell

NPR NATIONAL
7:39 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Switching gears: more commuters bike to work

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NPR NATIONAL
7:34 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday cubical check: working or shopping?

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7:23 am
Mon November 29, 2010

RI hiker rescued in NH

CONCORD, N.H. – Authorities say a hiker who lost his way descending the Valley Way trail on Mount Madison has been rescued.

Lt. Doug Gralenski of New Hampshire Fish and Game says 51-year-old James Answorth Jr. of Charleston, R.I., was hiking alone Saturday when he lost the trail. He began following the drainage of a brook that parallels the trail and fell into the
brook.

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RIPR News
7:20 am
Mon November 29, 2010

COMMENTARY: What to expect on immigration in RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee is sticking to his pledge to rescind Governor Carcieri's executive order cracking down on illegal immigration. This a move fraught with symbolism, but WRNI Political Analyst Scott MacKay says most Rhode Islanders won't notice any change at all.

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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