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3:38 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Web Extra: Ralph Mollis on Archives

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In Rhode Island, the Secretary of State is the top elections official - preparing ballots and certifying election results. The Secretary of State also helps businesses register with the state and keeps track of state documents and archives.


Click on the audio icon to hear what Democratic incumbent Ralph Mollis has to say about maintaining the state's archives.

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Candidate Conversation
3:27 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Web Extra: Catherine Taylor on Archives

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In Rhode Island, the Secretary of State is the top elections official - preparing ballots and certifying election results. The Secretary of State also helps businesses register with the state and keeps track of state documents and archives.

Click on the audio icon to hear with Republican candidate Catherine Taylor has to say about maintaining the state's archives.

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RIPR News
1:01 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Caritas sale to Cerberus final

Providence, RI –
Officials at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket finally know who owns the hospital chain that hopes to own them. The Massachusetts Supreme Court has approved the sale of the Caritas Christi hospital chain to Cerberus- a private equity firm.

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Local Features
10:23 am
Fri October 29, 2010

School, police officials concerned about Central Falls High

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Some teachers and police are saying they're concerned about a rise in discipline problems at Central Falls High School.

The school is in the beginning stages of a turnaround plan ordered by state officials, who have called it one of the worst schools in the state.

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RIPR News
10:00 am
Fri October 29, 2010

Another poll shows Chafee ahead

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Another poll shows Independent candidate Lincoln Chafee with a lead in the governor's race.

The Channel 12 survey of 500 likely voters gives Chafee 33 percent, while Democrat Frank Caprio and Republican John Robitaille are tied with 26 percent. Four percent of respondents supported Moderate Party candidate Ken Block.

The poll was conducted between late last week and early this week. A recent Channel 10 poll also showed Chafee in the lead and Robitaille and Caprio in a statistical dead heat.

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Morning News Podcast
8:21 am
Fri October 29, 2010

Friday, October 28, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Friday, October 28, 2010.

RIPR News
6:33 am
Fri October 29, 2010

City finances now issue in congressional race

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The state of the city of Providence's finances has become a focal point in the race for the first district congressional seat being vacated by Patrick Kennedy.

An auditor's report sparked the debate. The report shows a rapid depletion of the city's reserves.

Providence's reserve accounts are being depleted at an alarming rate to pay the bills, according to city auditor James Lombardi. In one year, he says, the accounts have gone from $36.6 million to less than $5 million.

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Local Features
5:56 am
Fri October 29, 2010

The fallout from "Shove-it-gate"

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – "Shove-it-gate" rocks the governor's race. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI Political Reporter Ian Donnis.

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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RIPR News
6:14 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

CVS laying off 300 employees

Providence, RI – Rhode Island based pharmacy giant CVS is laying off hundreds of employees- including one hundred fifty people in Woonsocket.

Three hundred people will lose their jobs across the country- half of them are employees at the Woonsocket customer support center.

CVS says the lay-offs are part of a move to further efficiencies within its business. The pharmacy giant cut its annual profit forecast by about nine cents a share in July.

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RIPR News
6:13 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

Blue Cross and Lifespan rethink hospital payments

Providence, RI – Rhode Island's biggest hospital chain and its largest health insurer have a new business agreement aimed at eventually reducing the cost of health care.

The one year contract between Lifespan hospitals and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island changes the way the insurer pays for hospital visits. Instead of per procedure, Blue Cross will pay a flat fee for treating a particular condition.

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