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12:15 pm
Wed June 30, 2010

The work of photographer Salvatore Mancini

Providence, R.I. – It was 1970 when photographer Salvatore Mancini and a friend packed up their jeep with cameras, film, and developing equipment and set out on an extended trip across the U.S. Their mission: to visit the sites of the iconic landscape photographs they studied in school.

"So it was the Appalachians, Grand Canyon, New Mexico, Big Sur, Olympic peninsula, and it really was a pilgrimage," Mancini says.

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WRNI VIDEO
9:16 am
Wed June 30, 2010

Photos by Salvatore Mancini

Providence, R.I. – Salvatore Mancini and his cameras- have traveled to India, Cambodia, his native Italy and a host of locations in between. In black and white, he's captured ancient rock drawings, a man washing the feet of a giant Buddha statue, and a boy with a rat perched on his shoulder in India. It's a career that brought the Cranston-based photographer numerous recognitions, including Italy's prestigious Bolaffi award and a local Pell Award.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
8:16 am
Wed June 30, 2010

Possibilities

South County, RI – Parenting can be a remarkable challenge, even on the good days. And when a child has special needs, our parenting mettle and skills are really put to a test. Anne Davidson Babineau knows this all too well, and her experiences have shaped her beliefs about the possibility of hope.

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RIPR News
5:11 am
Wed June 30, 2010

RI patients concerned over proposed cost of med. marijuana

Providence, R.I. – Rhode Islanders offered their opinions yesterday on the 15 proposals for selling medical marijuana in the ocean state.

At the health department hearing some gave testimonials for their favorite applications, others worried about security. Ted Marony was one of several patients who couldn't believe the prices listed in many of the applications.

"I'm on a fixed income," he said. "You want to charge 500 dollars an ounce? That's ridiculous. I thought we were going to get some relief. This isn't any relief."

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RIPR News
5:06 am
Wed June 30, 2010

RI governor signs legislation to expedite business regulation

Providence, R.I. – Gov. Don Carcieri has signed into law legislation that streamlines business regulations designed to make it easier to do business in Rhode Island.

The legislation speeds up the process for certain steps some businesses must take in order to operate in Rhode Island. It allows state agencies to review some business permits at the same time and expedites the process for approving fire alarm, smoke detection and carbon monoxide plans.

It also allows the state to guarantee loans to help companies
get credit to expand.

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RIPR News
5:04 am
Wed June 30, 2010

RI ACLU takes legal action over patient records database

Providence, R.I. – A civil liberties group is suing the Rhode Island Department of Health over the creation of a centralized database of patient health records.

The lawsuit was filed yesterday by the state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union and says the health department has failed to create rules to protect a patient's privacy rights.

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RIPR News
6:45 am
Tue June 29, 2010

More health practices gave unauthorized IUDs to RI patients

Providence, R.I. – OBGYN associates aren't the only Rhode Island doctors who have been implanting non FDA approved intrauterine devices or IUDs in Rhode Island patients. The state health department says a handful of other practices have admitted to doing the same thing.

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RIPR News
6:44 am
Tue June 29, 2010

More health practices gave unauthorized IUDs to RI patients

Providence, R.I. – OBGYN associates aren't the only Rhode Island doctors who have been implanting non FDA approved intrauterine devices or IUDs in Rhode Island patients. The state health department says a handful of other practices have admitted to doing the same thing.

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Local Features
6:39 am
Tue June 29, 2010

Caprio wins party endorsement in RI governor's race

Democrats hold campaign signs at the Democratic Convention. Photo by Ian Donnis.

Providence, R.I. – Gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio won the endorsement of the state Democratic Party last night.

On an 88 to 32 vote by state committee members, Caprio got the party endorsement over rival Democrat Patrick Lynch. He used his victory speech to take a veiled shot at independent candidate Lincoln Chafee, who has proposed a temporary increase in the state sales tax.

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Economy
5:01 am
Tue June 29, 2010

Regional fishermen worry about new regulations

Tim Barrett on his brother's boat in Plymouth, MA. Photo by Sarah Reynolds.

Providence, R.I. – Commercial fishermen in the Northeast have been battling for decades with government regulators over the best way to restore fish populations. This year, the government has dramatically changed the fishing rules by placing a hard cap on the amount of fish that can be caught. To get access to a share of the catch, a fisherman can choose to work with an organized group of boats that each receives part of the quota.

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