NPR NATIONAL
8:32 am
Wed November 10, 2010

Report details black male achievement gap

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NPR WORLD
8:26 am
Wed November 10, 2010

Volga River towns fade along with prized sturgeon

Photo by Anne Garrels.
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Politics
6:56 am
Wed November 10, 2010

Chafee to leave Ukrainian foundation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee heads to Geneva this week, where he plans to cut ties with a group that counsels the government of Ukraine.

The Foundation For Effective Governance was the target of a news report alleging ties to organized crime. According to The Providence Journal, those accusations were overblown.


Chafee says he is leaving the group in order to focus on his duties as Rhode Island governor. He is expected back in the Ocean State on Friday.

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RIPR News
6:48 am
Wed November 10, 2010

Some perspective on RI's budget

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – It's neither sexy nor sensational, but it touches all of our lives - it's the state budget. And today lawmakers will dip into Rhode Island's finances, and meet for what's called the "revenue estimating conference."

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RIPR News
6:43 am
Wed November 10, 2010

Home prices drop in Providence area

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A new report finds home prices in the Providence area have declined more than any other area in the region. They're also among the steepest declines nationwide.

The price tracking group Clear Captial says the Providence, New Bedford, Fall River area saw a more than nine percent drop in prices in the last three months and a nearly two percent year over year decline.

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Top Stories
6:22 am
Wed November 10, 2010

New city council appointed in Central Falls

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A new city council has been appointed in the cash strapped city of Central Falls.

The three member council was selected after members of the elected council refused to comply with policies put in place by a state-appointed receiver.

Mark Pfeiffer, the retired superior court judge who was picked to oversee city finances, appointed the new council. It's made up of elected city councilor James Diossa, former city councilor Robert Ferri and former Central Falls finance director Edna Poulin.

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RIPR News
1:30 pm
Tue November 9, 2010

Twin River emerges from bankruptcy

Providence, RI – After 17 months, the Twin River slot parlor in Lincoln has finally emerged from bankruptcy. The Rhode Island Division of Lotteries made the transition official when it approved a change of ownership for the slot parlor. Spokeswoman Patti Doyle says this is a great day for the company

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RIPR News
10:45 am
Tue November 9, 2010

Twin River emerges from bankruptcy

LINCOLN, R.I. – The Twin River slot parlor says it's emerged from bankruptcy protection.

Officials at the facility in Lincoln says its debt has been essentially cut in half, from $598 million to about $300 million.

Twin River offers video lottery terminals but not table games found at traditional casinos.


Gov. Don Carcieri vetoed a proposed ballot question that would have asked voters if they support turning Twin River and Newport Grand into full-scale casinos.

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Local Features
10:03 am
Tue November 9, 2010

A closer look at the CVS layoffs

WRNI file photo by Alex Nunes.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Last month, in the face of decreasing profits, pharmacy giant CVS Caremark eliminated 300 jobs - half of them in its home city of Woonsocket.

Leo Fontaine, the Mayor of Woonsocket, Frank Switzer, a resident of Woonsocket for 64 years, and John Gregory, the President and CEO of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, all say the lay-offs won't have a huge impact on the community.

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