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7:47 am
Tue August 31, 2010

Segal makes his run for Congress

David Segal is pictured with supporters. Photo by Ian Donnis.

Providence, R.I. – David Segal plays to his base during a recent appearance before a local unit of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Providence.

"It's a travesty that we don't see more action and support of jobs and support of economic recovery coming from Congress," he says, "and people who will be there to fight for an economic recovery that actually works for working people."

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Politics
7:03 am
Tue August 31, 2010

Republicans debate in 2nd Congressional District

Providence, R.I. – Three of the four Republican candidates vying for the 2nd Congressional District seat said fixing the illegal immigration problem involves a mix of board security and documenting the illegal workers already in the country.

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RIPR News
12:28 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Republicans debate tonight in 2nd Congressional District race

Providence, R.I. – Three of the four Republicans running in the 2nd Congressional District will square off tonight in a televised debate.

Republicans Mark Zaccaria, William Clegg, and Michael Gardiner will take part during the League of Women Voters-ABC6 debate at 8 pm. Another candidate, Donald Robbio, isn't included, since he didn't meet the league's rules for participation.

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RIPR News
12:24 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Search continues for missing man in Narragansett Bay

Providence, R.I. – An air and sea search continues today for a 25-year-old man who went missing in Narragansett Bay while fishing off of rocks yesterday afternoon.

Stacey Wallace, with the U.S. Coast Guard, says the search area stretches from Narragansett to Newport.

"It's all of Narragansett Beach up to Bonnet Shores and then over to Brenton Point here at Newport," Wallace says.

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Politics
12:03 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

The company that didn't get the deal

Providence, R.I. – The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation expects to close on the deal to give a $75-million loan guarantee to a video game company headed by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. WRNI's Scott MacKay takes a look at a company that didn't get any financing by the EDC.

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Morning News Podcast
9:32 am
Mon August 30, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

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Local Features
7:48 am
Mon August 30, 2010

1st Congressional District: Anthony Gemma

Gemma's campaign ad on the side of a RIPTA bus

Providence, RI – Anthony Gemma is one of four Democrats vying for the 1st Congressional District seat left open by retiring Patrick Kennedy.

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RIPR News
6:34 am
Mon August 30, 2010

Early stage of potential heat wave sets in

Providence, R.I. – You can put the umbrella away for a while. We're in the early stages of what looks like a five day heat wave.

Sunny and hot with highs in the 90s and lows in the upper 60s. That's the Rhode Island forecast through Thursday.

But National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Simpson says it will be slightly less humid than previous heat waves this summer.

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RIPR News
4:02 pm
Fri August 27, 2010

Paralyzed Veterans group seeks benefits changes

Providence, R.I. – The Paralyzed Veterans of America wants to speed up the way veterans collect benefits.

During the group's convention in Providence today, Deputy Executive Director Maurice Jordan said the PVA is pushing the Veteran's Administration to use a paperless process for health care claims.

"Instead of this antiquated, paper process, make it more seamless, so that veterans, or the people that are serving the veterans, can have access to their records," Jordan said.

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RIPR News
3:38 pm
Fri August 27, 2010

Agreement made for Landmark Medical Center

Providence, RI – Landmark Medical Center and Caritas Christi Health Care met their latest deadline and submitted a signed purchase agreement Friday to a Superior Court judge.

A court-appointed special master has been running the financially troubled Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket for two years now. And Landmark has been exclusively negotiating with the Massachusetts-based Caritas Christi Health Care for nearly half that time.

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