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Morning News Podcast
8:02 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Providence, R.I. – Hear the daily morning podcast for Monday, July 19, 2010.

RIPR News
7:12 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Home dedicated to help RI's homeless female veterans

Providence, R.I. – In Johnston today veterans will gather to dedicate a refurbished farmhouse as transitional housing for homeless female veterans. Homelessness among women vets is now a faster growing problem than among male veterans.

Dianne DeLomba shows off her new apartment with the pride of a homebody who hasn't had a place of her own in over a month.

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RIPR News
6:37 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Providence police investigate use of force in shooting

Providence, R.I. – A 17-year-old boy was shot in the arm after leading Providence police on a foot chase.

Police say they were chasing two armed teenagers at about 6 p.m. on Saturday, when the pair split up.

Officers say they chased 17-year-old Jaylon Baker down Wesleyan Street until he appeared to pull a gun, and one of the officers opened fire.

Police say the bullet went through Baker's arm, and he is expected to make a full recovery. Baker's father tells WPRI-TV that his son had just been released from a youth detention program.

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RIPR News
6:29 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Supporters, opponents of gay marriage clash in Providence

Providence, R.I. – Supporters and opponents of same sex marriage held clashing rallies at the State House yesterday. Although they got to within a few feet of each other there was no violence.

The rally was initially called by the National Organization for Marriage, which is on a 19 state tour to drum up opposition to gay marriage. Queer Action Rhode Island heard about it, and decided to crash it.

So on the south steps of the State House the two groups -- each numbering about 150 --
shouted each other down.

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RIPR News
6:28 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Block seen as potential spoiler candidate in RI governor's race

Providence, R.I. – Moderate Party candidate Ken Block is emerging as a potential spoiler in the Rhode Island governor's race.

Political observers say he could siphon votes from any of the other candidates, but the one he may most need to differentiate himself from is Lincoln Chafee, the former Republican senator who is running as an independent.

Block, an entrepreneur, founded the Moderate Party in 2008 on a platform of four "e's" _ economy, ethics, education and environment.

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RIPR News
12:19 pm
Fri July 16, 2010

Operations return to normal following security breach at T.F. Green

Providence, R.I. – Flights are returning to normal following a security breach at T.F. Green Airport.

Jim Fotenos, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration, says a person passed through a security checkpoint at the Warwick airport without being fully screened.

He says the person was taken into custody, though it's unclear whether the passenger will face any charges. Officials did not identify the passenger.

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Morning News Podcast
9:23 am
Fri July 16, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010.

Providence, R.I. – Hear the daily morning podcast for Friday, July 16, 2010.

RIPR News
4:02 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

RIPTA hikes basic fare by a quarter

Providence, R.I. – The Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority has approved a bus fare hike in an attempt to close a $3.7 million budget deficit.

RIPTA's board on Wednesday approved a measure that will raise the basic fares by 25 cents to $2. The increase is expected to bring in about $1.2 million annually. The new fares take effect on Sept. 1.

The board did not take any action of service cut proposals after hearing from groups representing the elderly and disabled.

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Local Features
3:26 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

Use of un-approved birth control devices common in U.S.

Providence, R.I. – More than 60 women have joined a class-action suit after it was discovered that 10 Rhode Island practices implanted un-approved IUDs in them. The doctors allegedly obtained the cut-rate birth control devices on line from Canada.

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RIPR News
2:50 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

EPA: 26 parties involved in Coventry cleanup

Coventry, R.I. – Federal environmental officials say 26 parties have agreed to help clean up the Great Lakes Container Corp. site in Coventry.

Under the settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency, the parties will investigate and remove soil contaminated with hazardous substances at a cost of about $2 million.

The 27-acre site on Arnold Road was used from 1961 to 1980 as a drum reconditioning business, in which drums containing waste chemical and oil residues were cleaned and the waste disposed of at the site.

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