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Morning News Podcast
10:23 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Rhode Island – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for July 30, 2010

RIPR News
3:22 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

RI congressional candidates meet at forum

Providence, R.I. – Congressional candidates vying to replace Rep. Patrick Kennedy in the U.S. House of Representatives are meeting at a forum.

Democrat Bill Lynch said at Thursday's forum that he is running because he believes Washington is broken and dominated by special interests. He says people are concerned their children won't remain in Rhode Island because of a lack of jobs.

Providence Mayor David Cicilline, also a Democrat, said America needs to start ending its involvement in Afghanistan and focus more on local infrastructure.

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Education
3:03 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Bill Holland discusses Central Falls Schools

Providence, R.I. – Bill Holland, a former superintendent of the Central Falls School district, spoke to Morning Edition's Bob Seay about his new book examining the troubled school district.

2010 Governor's Race
2:47 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Moffitt struggles for Republican nomination

Former State Legislator Victor Moffitt hopes his small campaign budget won't keep him from becoming the Republican nominee for governor.
Photo Courtesy of Victor Moffitt

Providence, R.I. – Victor Moffitt is so busy he doesn't have much time for reporters. So Moffitt talked about his run for Governor in the car - as he shuttled between town halls to drop off signatures to qualify for the ballot.

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RIPR News
1:07 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

RI congressional hopefuls discuss stimulus, wars

Providence, R.I. – Candidates vying to replace Rep. Patrick Kennedy in the U.S. House of Representatives shared their views on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, energy policy and federal stimulus money during a forum at a senior citizens' residence on Thursday.

Several of the candidates decried what they said was the overwhelming influence of special interests in Washington. They expressed concerns that government was not doing enough for average citizens and said they feared an exodus of young adults from the state because of a lack of jobs.

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RIPR News
1:03 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Providence mayor to veto tax rate hike

Providence, R.I. – The Providence City Council has narrowly given final approval to a 25 percent increase in the city's property tax rate.

The measure also repeals a tax break for thousands of landlords who do not live in their properties.

But Mayor David Cicilline is vowing to veto the bill, which councilors say could prevent tax bills from going out by the July 30 deadline.

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Morning News Podcast
9:26 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Rhode Island – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for July 29, 2010

Morning News Podcast
10:18 am
Wed July 28, 2010

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Rhode Island – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for July 28, 2010.

Local Features
4:12 pm
Tue July 27, 2010

Moderate Party head looks to make his mark in RI governor's race

Ken Block is seen campaigning in downtown Providence. Photo by Flo Jonic.

Providence, R.I. – By anyone's measure Ken Block is a lucky man. He has a wife he adores, two small children and a large house in the attractive town of Barrington. But he wants more. He wants to be governor of Rhode Island and says his experience as president and owner of two high tech companies qualifies him to do the job.

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Local Features
2:17 pm
Tue July 27, 2010

Robitaille campaigns for Republican nomination

John Robitaille attends a campaign event in Providence's Smith Hill neighborhood.
Photo by: Elisabeth Harrison

Providence, R.I. – John Robitaille has emerged as an early front runner in the race for the Republican nomination for governor. But he faces significant obstacles. The former senior advisor to Governor Donald Carcieri has never held elected office, and he is struggling to separate himself from a lame duck governor, who leaves the state in the grips of a deep economic slide.

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