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4:28 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Lawyers in Station Nightclub Fire ask to destroy evidence

Providence, R.I. – Station nightclub fire victims and defendants are asking to destroy more than 700 pieces of evidence from the 2003 fire in West Warwick.

They split the 2500 dollar-a-month rent for a Cranston warehouse that holds the evidence, even since their lawyers settled the case. Today, their lawyers filed a joint motion to get rid of the evidence because they say it's no longer needed.

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RIPR News
4:26 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Coakley reaches Cape Wind agreement

Providence, R.I. – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has reached a deal with the Cape Wind offshore wind energy project that she says will save consumers up to 465 million dollars over 15 years.

Coakley says she made the deal with Cape Wind Associates, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, and National Grid for two reasons.

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Local Features
3:09 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Wooly Fair

Providence, R.I. – It's time for another Wooly Fair in Providence.
Bob Seay reports.

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RIPR News
3:04 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Caprio Leads the Democratic Charge

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Morning News Podcast
10:58 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Rhode Island – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for July 30th, 2010

Morning News Podcast
10:23 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Rhode Island – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for July 30, 2010

RIPR News
3:22 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

RI congressional candidates meet at forum

Providence, R.I. – Congressional candidates vying to replace Rep. Patrick Kennedy in the U.S. House of Representatives are meeting at a forum.

Democrat Bill Lynch said at Thursday's forum that he is running because he believes Washington is broken and dominated by special interests. He says people are concerned their children won't remain in Rhode Island because of a lack of jobs.

Providence Mayor David Cicilline, also a Democrat, said America needs to start ending its involvement in Afghanistan and focus more on local infrastructure.

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Education
3:03 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Bill Holland discusses Central Falls Schools

Providence, R.I. – Bill Holland, a former superintendent of the Central Falls School district, spoke to Morning Edition's Bob Seay about his new book examining the troubled school district.

2010 Governor's Race
2:47 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Moffitt struggles for Republican nomination

Former State Legislator Victor Moffitt hopes his small campaign budget won't keep him from becoming the Republican nominee for governor.
Photo Courtesy of Victor Moffitt

Providence, R.I. – Victor Moffitt is so busy he doesn't have much time for reporters. So Moffitt talked about his run for Governor in the car - as he shuttled between town halls to drop off signatures to qualify for the ballot.

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RIPR News
1:07 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

RI congressional hopefuls discuss stimulus, wars

Providence, R.I. – Candidates vying to replace Rep. Patrick Kennedy in the U.S. House of Representatives shared their views on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, energy policy and federal stimulus money during a forum at a senior citizens' residence on Thursday.

Several of the candidates decried what they said was the overwhelming influence of special interests in Washington. They expressed concerns that government was not doing enough for average citizens and said they feared an exodus of young adults from the state because of a lack of jobs.

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