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3:13 pm
Wed October 13, 2010

Chafee, Caprio swap charges

Providence, RI – Independent gubernatorial candidate Lincoln Chafee is criticizing Democratic rival Frank Caprio for helping direct a $25,000 legislative grant to a private school attended by his son.

Caprio was a state senator in 2000, when he helped steer the grant to the private French-American School of Rhode Island on Providence's East Side. Chafee's campaign says it was inappropriate for Caprio to help steer public funding to a private institution with what it calls "close personal ties to his family."

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RIPR News
12:01 pm
Wed October 13, 2010

R.I. community health centers receive federal funding

Providence, R.I. – U.S. Senator Jack Reed and Representative Jim Langevin are in Cranston Wednesday celebrating $4 million in federal grants for Rhode Island community health centers.


Comprehensive Community Action in Cranston will receive more than a million dollars to renovate its building, and East Bay Community Action will use its nearly $3 million to build a new facility in Newport.

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Morning News Podcast
10:34 am
Wed October 13, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Wednesday, October 13, 2010.

Morning News Podcast
10:34 am
Wed October 13, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Wednesday, October 13, 2010.

Morning News Podcast
10:34 am
Wed October 13, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Wednesday, October 13, 2010.

Morning News Podcast
8:35 am
Wed October 13, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Wednesday, October 13, 2010.

Economy
7:37 am
Wed October 13, 2010

Gas prices jump in RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Gas prices in Rhode Island have jumped 11 cents since last week and are up 16 cents in the last two weeks.

AAA Southern New England says in a weekly survey Tuesday that self-serve regular unleaded is now averaging $2.80 per gallon, or a penny below the national average. The average price in Rhode Island at the same time last year was $2.50.

AAA attributes the spike to a weakened U.S. dollar and an increase in global demand.

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Local Features
7:36 am
Wed October 13, 2010

Erik Wallin makes his pitch for attorney general

Erik Walling is seen campaigning in this picture from his website.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – All this week, WRNI Political Analyst Scott MacKay is talking with the candidates in Rhode Island's attorney general race. We continue today with Republican Erik Wallin.

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
7:36 am
Wed October 13, 2010

Ethics complaint filed against Caprio Sr.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – An ethics complaint has been filed against the father of Democratic candidate for Rhode Island governor Frank T. Caprio, saying he improperly used his state
position to help a campaign supporter get a job.

Sara Quinn, a former director of the state Ethics Commission, filed it Tuesday, a few weeks after The Providence Journal reported on the actions of Caprio's father, Municipal Court Judge Frank Caprio. The elder Caprio heads the Board of Governors for Higher Education.

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Top Stories
5:53 am
Wed October 13, 2010

Trains getting ready to roll into Warwick

Providence, R.I. – Governor Don Carcieri has signed an agreement with the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority to provide commuter rail service to T.F. Green Airport.

The service will provide people who commute to Providence and Boston with an alternative to the car.

Michael Lewis, director of the state transportation department, says the service will begin sometime between Thanksgiving and New Year Day.

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