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4:00 pm
Mon October 18, 2010

Toxic gas at Eleanor Slater Hospital

Providence, RI –

Ten staff members went to the hospital and one patient felt light headed after hydrogen sulfide leaked into the state's mental health hospital this morning. The toxic gas came from insulation disturbed during construction on the roof of Eleanor Slater Hospital in Cranston.

Chief operating officer Paul Despres says the problem has been corrected.

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RIPR News
3:35 pm
Mon October 18, 2010

Court rules Central Falls receivership constitutional

Central Fall city hall

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Superior Court judge has upheld the constitutionality of the law that paved the way for the Central Falls receivership.

In a 48-page decision, Judge Michael Silverstein ruled that the state's receivership law quote, "does not have a permanent effect on a municipality's form of government."

Silverstein also wrote that the law guards against arbitrary and unconstrained actions.

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Morning News Podcast
8:46 am
Mon October 18, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Monday, October 18, 2010.

RIPR News
6:56 am
Mon October 18, 2010

A look at some lesser known candidates

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – By now most Rhode Islanders are familiar with the four major candidates running for governor. But there are other, lesser known candidates you may not be familiar with. WRNI's Flo Jonic introduces us to two of them.

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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Local Features
6:52 am
Mon October 18, 2010

Commentary: A history lesson for taxpayers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – For those who don't remember, some political and banking slights of hand left hundreds-of-thousands of Rhode Islanders in financial turmoil and tax payers got stuck cleaning up the mess. This week, political analyst Scott MacKay dips into the history books for a reminder of just how deeply politicians can get into our pocketbook.

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
6:44 am
Mon October 18, 2010

Non violence institute to open new headquarters

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Monday to celebrate the completion of a new home for the Institute for the Study and Practice of Non violence.

Rhode Island's entire congressional delegation will be on hand for the grand opening of the new quarters of the Institute for the Study and Practice of nonviolence.

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Economy
6:19 am
Mon October 18, 2010

Improvements seen in Providence tourism industry

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence tourism industry appears to be on the rebound. Sixty-four percent of hotel rooms have been full on average so far this year, compared to 57 percent at this time last year.


The statistics come from the Providence Convention and Visitors Bureau whose spokeswoman, Kristen Adamo, says the hotel industry is back to pre-recessionary levels.

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RIPR News
5:00 pm
Fri October 15, 2010

Whitehouse returns from Afghanistan, Iraq

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse says security has vastly improved in Afghanistan and Iraq.


Whitehouse has just returned to Rhode Island from a week-long tour of the region. He says Kandahar in Afghanistan and Ramadi, Iraq are both starting to look less like war zones and more like bustling cities. Although he says there's still tension along the Iraq, Kuwait border.

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Morning News Podcast
10:22 am
Fri October 15, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Friday, October 15, 2010.

Politics
8:12 am
Fri October 15, 2010

Candidates square off at debate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The four candidates running for governor all said they would not take the words "and Providence Plantation" out of the state's official name. The question was posed Thursday night at a debate at Brown University.

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