New England

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When President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday, his audience in the House chamber will include a number “Dreamers” who could face deportation as early as March — including one who grew up in Portland, Maine.

With No Immigration Deal, New England DACA Recipients Still In Limbo

Jan 24, 2018
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An agreement on the future of so-called Dreamers has been a stumbling block for Congress. As they passed a measure to reopen the federal government this week, Republican Senate leaders assured Democrats that they will take up the issue soon.

Elisabeth Harrison / RIPR

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has joined opposition to President Donald Trump’s plan to drill for oil and gas offshore in protected federal areas of New England waters. 


Gregory Heath / CSIRO

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which caps power plant carbon emissions in participating states, is expected to expand to New Jersey and Virginia. 


Courtesy of Benny's

As Rhode Islanders continue to lament the loss of local retail chain Benny’s, the company buying up the buildings is looking to the future. The Carpionato Group will turn the former Benny’s stores into new shops and restaurants.

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About 65 percent of the sun will be covered in Providence when the eclipse takes its maximum effect at 2:47 Monday afternoon.

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Some New England states are expected to have higher than normal tides Monday because of the total solar eclipse, according to a Washington-state-based tides expert. 


Avory Brookins / RIPR

Former head of the Environmental Protection Agency's New England regional office is worried that President Donald Trump's proposed budget could put Rhode Island's air and water quality at risk. 

Aaron Read / RIPR

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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State Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is the latest to join a bipartisan investigation into pharmaceutical companies’ marketing tactics of prescription opioids.

RYAN CARON KING / WNPR

  Once plentiful in New England’s rivers, native Atlantic salmon have since all but disappeared.

Emily Corwin / NHPR

Those early hints of spring can call to a gardener like a siren song. Yet the urge to get one’s seeds into dirt can be dangerous: most seedlings won’t survive a single frost. To help with that, gardeners use 30-year averages that predict when the last frost will probably occur. The thing is, in New England, climate change has temperatures rising relatively quickly.

PETER BIENKOWSKI

More than a million Vietnamese came to the U.S. as refugees in the years after their civil war ended. More than 65 thousand Vietnamese make New England home. Now another massive wave — dislocated Syrians — are seeking safety.

Ryan Caron King / NENC

Inside a cavernous glass-and-steel chamber that overlooks Portland's busy waterfront, dozens of immigrants are about to become U.S. citizens.

Shannon Dooling / WBUR

 

Muslims in America are the subject of heated political debate. But they account for a very small number of elected politicians in New England.

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