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2:20 pm
Wed October 27, 2010

InterLink opens at T.F. Green Airport

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The new multi-modal transportation facility at T.F. Green airport is now officially open.


Known as InterLink, the new facility consolidates rental car companies, bus service, and commuter train platforms at a new six-story parking garage.


Travelers will exit the airport and take series of escalators and elevators up to the skyway that stretches to the garage and InterLink.

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Morning News Podcast
11:26 am
Wed October 27, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Wednesday, October 27, 2010.

This I Believe Rhode Island
10:03 am
Wed October 27, 2010

Faith and Compassion

Providence, RI – September 11, 2001. The intense, traumatic images are seared into our collective memory. Now fast forward and grapple with the aftermath, the divisive, often painful debate about plans to construct an Islamic center in the World Trade Center neighborhood. As Bill Miles reflects, we've learned much as a nation since 9-11, but not nearly enough.

Miles, a resident of Seekonk, Massachusetts, is professor of political science at Northeastern University. His two most recent books are Zion in the Desert and My African Horse Problem.

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Local Features
7:57 am
Wed October 27, 2010

Voters to decide fate of state name

The ballot question asking voters whether to shorten the state name is pictured here.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – State Rep. Joseph Almeida doesn't have to look far when he wants a reminder of the state's official name.

Sitting in his Providence office on a recent weekday morning, Almeida reaches into his back pocket and takes out his official legislative ID.

"In the wallet, they give us a badge and on the badge all it says is Representative Joseph Almeida, State of Rhode Island," he says. "But on the ID card it says State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations."

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Politics
7:46 am
Wed October 27, 2010

In debate, Caprio defends "shove it" comment

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio is standing by his remark that President Obama can take his endorsement and quote "shove it." The four major candidates for governor chimed in on the controversial comment in a debate last night.

Last night's Channel 12 debate was the first since President Obama's trip to the state earlier this week. Republican John Robitaille said Caprio's comment raised questions about whether he has the temperament to make good decisions as governor.

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RIPR News
4:16 pm
Tue October 26, 2010

Reed brings federal dollars home to help young mothers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senator Jack Reed has secured $2 million over three years for a Rhode Island program to support young mothers.


The Rhode Island Kids Count Nurse-Family Partnership pairs pregnant woman under the age of 25 with nurses who give them medical care and help them find employment.


Patricia Martinez, director of the Department of Children, Youth and Families, says the program is an investment in families and in the future of the state.

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RIPR News
12:28 pm
Tue October 26, 2010

White House says Caprio knew about non-endorsement for weeks

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – One day after saying the president could take his non-endorsement and quote "shove it", Democratic gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio said he has the "highest respect" for the commander in chief.

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Politics
11:24 am
Tue October 26, 2010

President highlights small business in visit to Woonsocket factory

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – President Obama says Republicans have been on the wrong side of efforts to help small businesses. He made the comment during a stop in Woonsocket on Monday.

President Obama toured American Cord and Webbing, a 93-year-old company that makes military pouches and packs among other things. He called the company a success story, but said Republicans have stood in the way of helping similar firms.

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RIPR News
9:51 am
Tue October 26, 2010

RI voters to decide open space ballot question

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – There's not much around the former Shooters nightclub at Providence's India Point. Graffiti covers the old nightclub, and instead of the throbbing pulse of techno music the prevailing sound now is the rumble of nearby traffic on Interstate 195.

Neighborhood activist David Riley says this prime piece of real estate by the head of the Narragansett Bay can be put to better use.

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Politics
6:57 am
Tue October 26, 2010

President walks into political controversy in RI

President Obama speaks during a visit to a Woonsocket factory on Monday. Photo by Louis Oppenheimer.

PROVIDENCE, R.l. – The emphasis was on politics not policy as President Obama campaigned in Rhode Island for Democratic congressional candidate David Cicilline on Monday.

It was the president as campaigner and chief who swooped into Rhode Island yesterday to boost Cicilline's congressional campaign and raise about a half-million dollars for the Democratic Party's campaign to retain control of the U.S. House.

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