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5:59 am
Wed November 3, 2010

Voters reject name change, approve bonds

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Islanders have approved $177-million in bonds while rejecting a change to the state's official name.


The three bonds will raise millions of dollars for road and bridge repairs across the state chemistry labs at the University of Rhode Island, an arts center for Rhode Island College, improvements to Fort Adams and open space at Rocky Point and India Point.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
5:22 pm
Tue November 2, 2010

Passages

Providence, RI – Passages. Most of us walk through our lives with a sense that we are part of a journey that is full of mystery, challenge, joys, and the occasional sorrow. The most fortunate among us travel down life's paths with a keen sense of awareness that what we experience today may disappear tomorrow or, perhaps, show up in very different form. Sarah Sutton reminds us how important it is to pay very close attention to the passage of time.

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RIPR News
5:00 pm
Tue November 2, 2010

Election Day: Voters hit the polls

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After months of campaigning and debating by the candidates,today's the day voters pick their candidates.

The Secretary of State's office says there are 537 polling places open across the state. At one of them in Providence, Scott Gunn weathered the 45-degree temperatures and made it to his polling place during the lunch hour.

There are many important races this year and he wanted his voice to be heard, Dunn said.

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WRNI VIDEO
12:42 pm
Tue November 2, 2010

Election 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. –

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Politics
11:39 am
Tue November 2, 2010

Secretary of State: check polling info before voting

A poll worker is pictured at the Cathedral of St. John in Providence. Photo by Alex Nunes.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – It's Election Day and the Secretary of State's office says municipalities across the state have added nearly 90 new polling places since the September primary.

Depending on the community, most polls will be open between 7:00am and 9:00am and close at 9:00pm.

-SEE A SLIDESHOW FROM THE POLLS

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RIPR News
11:31 am
Tue November 2, 2010

Election Day arrives

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Democrats and Republicans are making their final appeal to voters heading to Rhode Island polls today.

State Democratic leader Edwin Pacheco says getting out the vote has been his party's priority leading up to the election. Democratic candidates are facing strong challenges from Republican candidates in the governor and 1st congressional district races.

When asked what surprised him this election year, Pacheco said, "there is no surprises. Nothing should surprise anybody in Rhode Island politics.

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Morning News Podcast
7:18 am
Tue November 2, 2010

Monday, November 02, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Monday, November 02, 2010.

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5:51 am
Tue November 2, 2010

State senator to plead guilty to bank fraud

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Rhode Island state senator has resigned his seat after agreeing to change his plea to guilty on federal charges that he falsified bank and tax documents to obtain
more than $1.7 million in mortgages.

Sen. Christopher Maselli, a Johnston Democrat and real estate lawyer, resigned on Monday. He is scheduled to plead guilty in federal court in Providence on Wednesday to eight counts of bank fraud.

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RIPR News
6:16 pm
Mon November 1, 2010

Increase in HIV among RI college students

Providence, RI – Brown University is raising concerns about an increase in HIV infections among college students. Over the past 6 months, four students from Rhode Island have tested positive for acute HIV.

Symptoms of acute HIV occur within 2 to 4 weeks of infection and often resemble the flu. Four students with an early diagnosis were enough to get the attention of Ed Wheeler- Brown's director of health services.

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Local Features
8:54 am
Mon November 1, 2010

Colbert, Stewart on the National Mall

Photo by Elisabeth Harrison.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – More than 100 Rhode Islanders made the trip to Washington D.C. this weekend to attend comedian Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear." They joined an estimated 215,000 people on the National Mall.

After weeks of speculation about whether host Jon Stewart was trying to start a political movement, the event was most striking in its criticism of the media for portraying only the most extreme points of view.

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