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12:20 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

R.I. trying to lure Schilling game company from Mass.

Providence, R.I. – Rhode Island is moving forward with plans to bring to the state a gaming company founded by ex-baseball pitcher Curt Schilling.

The state Economic Development Corporation is offering a $75 million loan guarantee to 38 Studios, a game company currently located in Maynard, Mass. The company says it could ultimately offer 400 jobs at an average salary of $70,000.

The EDC board met behind closed doors on Thursday to discuss terms and conditions of the agreement.

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RIPR News
10:26 am
Thu July 15, 2010

Lynch to leave RI governor's race in video message

Providence, R.I. – A person close to the gubernatorial campaign of Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch says Lynch plans to announce his departure from the race in a videotaped message he'll post on his website.

The person says Lynch will post the message on his website Thursday at noon. The person wasn't authorized to speak ahead of the announcement and did so on condition of anonymity.

Lynch has badly lagged in fundraising behind fellow Democrat Frank Caprio, who has a $1.7 million campaign war chest.

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Morning News Podcast
8:21 am
Thu July 15, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Providence, R.I. – Hear the daily morning podcast for Thursday, July 15, 2010.

RIPR News
6:40 am
Thu July 15, 2010

Musician Dave Brubeck to play RI jazz festival

Providence, R.I. – Pianist Dave Brubeck is scheduled to appear at the Newport Jazz Festival next month.

Brubeck will turn 90 in December. He played at the first festival in Newport in 1954, and also performed at the 50th anniversary show in 2004.

He most recently played at the 2009 festival. He will perform Aug. 8 alongside the Wynton Marsalis Quintet.

Festival organizers announced Brubeck's appearance yesterday.

Other performers this year include Herbie Hancock and the Chick Corea Freedom Band with Kenny Garrett.

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RIPR News
6:38 am
Thu July 15, 2010

Club shut-down until hearing

Providence, R.I. – The Board of Licenses in Providence is shutting down a strip club where a man was killed during a weekend brawl.

Yesterday, a police detective described a scene of chaotic violence at Club Balloons early Sunday, when a man was fatally shot outside. The board agreed to temporarily shut the club, effective immediately.

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Political Roundtable
6:33 am
Thu July 15, 2010

Lynch is out of governor's race and more on this week's Roundtable

This week's panel on Political Roundtable
Photo by Alex Nunes

Providence, R.I. – Patrick Lynch is out of the race for governor, and the congressional candidates just completed their debate. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Listen to the discussion, moderated by Flo Jonic.

Morning News Podcast
8:48 am
Wed July 14, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Providence, R.I. – Hear the daily morning podcast for Wednesday, July 14, 2010.

This I Believe Rhode Island
7:52 am
Wed July 14, 2010

All the Way Full

Providence, RI – Every seasoned parent knows that this complex, daunting task is full of uncertainty and includes a complicated mix of joys and challenges. For some parents, the challenges include caring for a child with chronic illness. As Bekah Ham notes, caring for such a child can teach all of us profound lessons about what life truly is all about.

Ham is a New England native, wife, and mom of two girls she describes as "amazing." She is an artist and teacher, and is currently in what she describes as career puberty.

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Top Stories
6:53 am
Wed July 14, 2010

Advocates for the disabled speak out against RIPTA cuts

Providence, R.I. – Advocates for the disabled say they are concerned about proposed cuts to RIPTA bus service. Among the potential changes is the elimination of 14 of 56 holiday runs.

Lorna Ricci, executive director of the Ocean State Center for Independent Living says reductions in public transportation can have a major effect on a disabled person's mobility.

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RIPR News
6:48 am
Wed July 14, 2010

Charter school supporters look to expand in RI

Providence, R.I. – The group that opened the Democracy Prep Charter School in Cumberland is looking to expand and bring a new charter school operator into the state.

Democracy Prep opened last year as the state's first mayoral academy. That means it operates completely outside of union contract rules. Now organizers are moving to build a network of similar schools.

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