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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The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles reported no major technical issues Tuesday, as all of its branches operated under a new computer system for the first time.

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At the National Governors Association meeting this week, health care is a major topic of discussion among state leaders. The NGA’s summer meeting convened as the Senate GOP unveiled its latest version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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The Ocean State has received its highest ever rank— 45 out of 50-- in an annual business scorecard put out by CNBC. The list ranks states for business friendliness measuring overall economic climate.

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Rhode Island will not provide the federal government with any voter roll information, following a White House email calling for a pause in the collection of data.

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A brief list of bills from the 2017 General Assembly session that Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed so far:

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The Rhode Island Departments of Health and Environmental Management are advising residents avoid bodies of water where blue-green algae blooms have been found.

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The Ocean State is slated to receive $200,000 in federal funding to improve its boating infrastructure.

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U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar are leading a group of U.S. senators asking the Trump administration to withdraw its request for voter roll data from states.

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Attorney General Peter Kilmartin joined 19 other attorneys general this week, in suing U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for suspending Obama-era rules protecting students from for-profit colleges.

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The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles is reminding residents that some of its locations will be closed as the rollout of the system begins this week.

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is giving the Ocean State $479,745 to help seniors with independent living.

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The country’s largest teacher’s union, the National Education Association, wraps up its 155th annual meeting Wednesday, in Boston.

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is celebrating Independence Day with naturalization ceremonies across the country. 

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A slew of bills heads for Gov. Gina Raimondo’s signature as the General Assembly nears the end of the legislative session. Here’s a brief list of what’s on the table.

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A record-breaking 2.3 million New Englanders are expected to be hitting the road this Fourth of July weekend, driving more than 50 miles from home.

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