Ximena Conde

Morning Edition Producer

Ximena started as RIPR's Morning Edition producer in January of 2017.  She researches, reports and produces stories you hear every morning.

She got her public radio bearings in Chicago, where she was a production assistant for the WFMT Radio Network where she helped out on classical music shows in development.

Ximena attended Rutgers University where she completed a B.S. in Supply Chain Management - best explained as "procurement and logistics."  A New York City native, her favorite state to live in is Rhode Island. 

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Gov. Gina Raimondo signed an executive order Thursday, creating the Homeland Security Advisory Board, in an on-going effort to make sure Rhode Island is protected from cyber threats. 

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Memorial Day weekend marks the start of what AAA calls the official driving season, and New England residents can expect an increase in people on the roads.

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The push for the ordinance moves forward following an 8 to 5 Providence City Council vote in favor of the proposal, Wednesday – the second of two votes required for the ban to pass. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has said he plans to veto the ordinance, but that could be overridden if 10 councilors vote in favor of the ban.

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Advocates for stricter gun laws are scheduled to gather at the Statehouse Tuesday.

The event, organized by the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, is part of a push for the passage of several bills, including a prohibition on guns in schools.  

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Providence City Councilors will consider changing their governing rules, during a special council meeting Monday night. It would allow for the removal of the council president any time during his or her term with a two-thirds majority vote.

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The House is expected to vote on a bill Tuesday that would loosen hair braiding regulations.

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A new bill introduced in the House aims to give small business owners an even playing field when selling cigarettes. The bill mandates a 15 percent markup on retail cigarette prices.

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Currently, Rhode Islanders seeking treatment for opioid addiction must have their doctors coordinate with insurance companies before they can get prescriptions for medications like Suboxone and buprenorphine. These drugs treat patients suffering from opioid dependence.

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U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein tapped former F.B.I. Director on Wednesday to lead the investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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The bill passed the House 59-10 in a vote Tuesday, moving to the Senate. It would require members of local planning boards and commissions take classes on rising sea levels every two years. Training would last two hours and would also teach planners about developing in flood plains.

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Rhode Island’s congressional delegation is joining a wave of national criticism for President Donald Trump’s alleged sharing of highly classified information with Russian officials during a White House meeting last week. The Washington Post first reported the story Monday evening. President Trump reportedly described details of an Islamic State threat while meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

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The House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on a bill Tuesday that would create a commission to study the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana in Rhode Island. The 15-member commission would look at the financial impacts of legalization in states like Colorado.

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Kilmartin joins 19 other attorneys general in a letter to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein following the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.

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The Providence City Council’s Finance Committee approved a tax stabilization agreement Thursday for a new $56 million construction project in downtown Providence.

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Starting Monday, anyone taking Peter Pan or Greyhound buses will have to board in front of the Rhode Island Convention Center on Sabin Street.

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