Rhode Island

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A proposal to cut 40 percent of the pension benefits for all current and former employees of St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island is off the table – at least for now.

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EPA head Scott Pruitt wants to dismantle the policy known as the Clean Power Plan, adopted in 2015 to help reduce greenhouse gases. 

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Thursday is the last chance for recipients of the federal immigration program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to renew their status. After that, the federal government has announced it will wind down the program, which allows residents brought into the country illegally as children to remain and work without fear of deportation.

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State officials will celebrate the completion of a multi-million dollar runway expansion at T.F. Green Airport on Monday. Previous expansions raised the ire of some residents and city officials, who cited concerns about noise and environmental pollution. But these days, plenty of Warwick residents don’t seem to mind.

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Rhode Island and Massachusetts residents have amassed enough donations meant for Puerto Rico to fill nearly ten cargo ship containers.

But getting those donations to the island following Hurricane Maria is proving difficult. Organizations like The Salvation Army and American Red Cross have been primarily collecting monetary donations.

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The Native American group that camped out for weeks on land owned by Brown University has ended their demonstration. The university and the group reached an agreement late last week.

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New Englanders largely missed the brunt of Tropical Storm Jose. It’s moved miles off the coast of Massachusetts and is expected to weaken in those waters. Wind energy advocates say Jose’s path to New England illustrates the ideal location for wind turbines.

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Hurricane Jose was downgraded to a tropical storm as it moved towards Southern New England. But sailors are still preparing.

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If you tune into 95.5 FM today, you’ll hear Christian rock, a far cry from the edgy, alternative music WBRU broadcast on 95.5 for decades. The station sold the signal to Christian broadcaster Educational Media Foundation this year. RIPR’s John Bender hung out with some of the WBRU DJs, reporters, and producers right before the switch.


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The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was set up to investigate President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that millions of people committed voter fraud during the 2016 election.

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It's been a difficult week for people under DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program protecting thousands of undocumented young people from deportation, if their parents brought them to this country as children. 

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The end of the immigration policy known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA could leave thousands of undocumented young people without federal protection from deportation. And legal experts say most of them will find it difficult to apply for citizenship.

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Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is joining with counterparts in other states to sue the federal government over the end of the DACA program. The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that it would end the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The program, implemented in 2012, allowed undocumented residents brought to the country as children to defer deportation.

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Monday is Victory Day, and Rhode Island is the only state in the country that observes the holiday, which originally marked the day Japan surrendered during WWII.

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Doyle was convicted in December of last year of embezzling more than half a million dollars from the nonprofit organization, the Institute for International Sport.

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