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11:05 am
Fri September 24, 2010

38 Studios signs lease in Providence

One Empire Plaza has been selected as the future home of 38 Studios. Photo by Simone Landon.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Curt Schilling's video game company, 38 studios, says it has signed a lease to move its headquarters to Empire Street in downtown Providence. The company is currently based in Maynard, Mass.

Governor Don Carcieri hails 38 studios' decision to move to one empire plaza. He says the state's investment in 38 studios will create 450 high-paying jobs, and attract other interactive and entertainment companies to Rhode Island.

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RIPR News
4:10 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Chafee slams Caprio for employee re-hire

Gubernatorial candidates Lincoln Chafee and Frank Caprio

Providence, R.I. – Democratic gubernatorial candidate and State Treasurer Frank Caprio is defending his re-hiring of a woman who was described as a quote "reign of terror" by an arbitrator.

The woman in question is Marion Solomon, niece of former State Treasurer Anthony Solomon. She was fired in 2005 for using foul and derogatory language to her co-workers. Caprio re-hired her when he took office in 2007.

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Morning News Podcast
2:19 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Thursday, September 23, 2010.

RIPR News
2:03 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Laser pointing near airports a growing problem

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Warwick man who allegedly pointed a high-powered laser beam at a plane landing at T.F. Green Airport now faces federal charges.

Joseph Aquino has been indicted on charges that he interfered with the safe operation of an aircraft and endangering its passengers and crew.

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Top Stories
8:16 am
Thu September 23, 2010

Here in "Rogue Island"

RIPR News
6:32 am
Thu September 23, 2010

Several health care changes go into effect

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Most Rhode Islanders will get their first taste of federal health reform today. It's the law's 6 month anniversary and the start date for health insurance plans to offer preventative health care services- such as vaccines and mammograms for free.

Children may also stay on their parent's health insurance plans until they turn 26. But Rhode Island's health insurance commissioner Chris Koller warns that these changes don't take place until consumers renew their health plans or buy new ones.

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Economy
6:19 am
Thu September 23, 2010

Stokes won't weigh in on his future at the EDC

WRNI file photo by Alex Nunes.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The head of the state Economic Development Corporation won't say whether he hopes to stay in the job when the next governor takes office.

The EDC has remained in the spotlight because of a controversial $75 million state loan guarantee for video game maker 38 studios. EDC head Keith Stokes took his job on a one-year basis last January. He says he hasn't given much thought to whether he'll stay on in the next administration.

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RIPR News
12:56 pm
Wed September 22, 2010

Jamestown has options for wind turbine

Providence, R.I. – The Federal Aviation Administration says the town of Jamestown has a few options if it still wants to put up a wind turbine.

The FAA has sent Jamestown officials a notice that the wind turbine proposed for Taylor Point is too tall and would interfere with air traffic at Quonset Point.

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Morning News Podcast
12:14 pm
Wed September 22, 2010

Wednesday, September 21, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Wednesday, September 21, 2010.

Local Features
6:50 am
Wed September 22, 2010

Remembering preservationist Steve Tyson

Courtesy photo.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – When it comes to historic preservation in Rhode Island, the late Steve Tyson is considered a local legend. His resume includes renovations to Slater Mill in Pawtucket, The First Baptist Church in Providence and the carousel at Roger Williams Park. Now, a new documentary, titled "Old House Soul," chronicles Tyson's story in his own words. WRNI Morning Edition Host Bob Seay spoke to the film's creators about their work.

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