Mass. Democratic Attorney General Candidates Healey Tolman tangle at debate

Mass. Democratic Attorney General Candidates Healey Tolman tangle at debate

BOSTON — Democrats Warren Tolman and Maura Healey, locked in one of the fiercest primary struggles of this year’s election cycle, clashed Tuesday in a feisty debate in which Healey accused Tolman of trying to gloss over his record as … Read Full Story

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RI unveils new voter app for mobile devices

RI unveils new voter app for mobile devices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Rhode Island secretary of state’s office has unveiled a new application, designed to assist voters from mobile devices such as cellphones and tablets.

Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis says the app known as RI … Read Full Story

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Massachusetts licenses spurned by feds

Massachusetts licenses spurned by feds

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts residents are finding that their state driver’s license is no longer good enough an ID to gain access to some federal facilities.

Authorities say that’s because Massachusetts is one of nine states that have not fully … Read Full Story

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Rhode Island benefits from improving US economy

Rhode Island benefits from improving US economy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The improving national economy is finally spurring job growth and pushing the unemployment rate down in Rhode Island, according to the state’s top labor official.

Rhode Island is nearing pre-recession employment levels. The state has added … Read Full Story

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Candidates for governor joust with primary looming

Candidates for governor joust with primary looming

BOSTON (AP) – Steve Grossman sharpened his attack Monday against fellow Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Martha Coakley over her settlement of a case involving a prominent lobbyist.

Grossman said Coakley has shown “a pattern of bad judgment” as attorney general, including … Read Full Story

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Three Democratic gubernatorial candidates tackle gambling, medical marijuana, host of other issues in forum

Three Democratic gubernatorial candidates tackle gambling, medical marijuana, host of other issues in forum

EASTON — Treasurer Steve Grossman clashed with Attorney General Martha Coakley on a few occasions Tuesday night, while Don Berwick painted himself as the outsider.
The trio of Democratic candidates for governor discussed a wide array of issues at a … Read Full Story

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Top Obama arts official joins Sen. Jack Reed for day-long look at how RI uses the arts as a tool for economic development, job creation, and urban renewal

Top Obama arts official joins Sen. Jack Reed for day-long look at how RI uses the arts as a tool for economic development, job creation, and urban renewal

 PAWTUCKET, RI – For her first official trip as head of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Chairman Jane Chu went to a place where the concept of the NEA was born: Rhode Island.  In 1965, former U.S. Senator … Read Full Story

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Candidates for Massachusetts governor taking to TV

Candidates for Massachusetts governor taking to TV

BOSTON (AP) – With just a month to go before the state primary, candidates for governor and their supporters are taking to the airwaves in an effort to reach Massachusetts voters – many of whom are more interested in beach … Read Full Story

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Massachusetts ranks high in consumer spending

Massachusetts ranks high in consumer spending

BOSTON (AP) – New federal data show that per-person consumer spending in Massachusetts was the highest of any state in 2012 as the economy continued to rebound from the Great Recession that ended five years ago.

Massachusetts’ consumer spending rose … Read Full Story

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R.I. newborns to be screened for severe immune disorder

R.I. newborns to be screened for severe immune disorder

PROVIDENCE — Starting this month, all infants born in Rhode Island will be screened for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), a rare disease that causes dangerously low levels of the white blood cells that protect against infection.
Although babies who suffer … Read Full Story

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Massachusetts collects $1.6B in taxes during July

Massachusetts collects $1.6B in taxes during July

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts tax collections for July totaled nearly $1.6 billion, starting off the new fiscal year modestly ahead of expectations.

Revenue Commissioner Amy Pitter said the preliminary revenue number is about $12 million – or just under 1 … Read Full Story

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Newport man indicted on molestation charges

Newport man indicted on molestation charges

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) – A 19-year-old Newport man has been indicted on charges of first-degree child molestation.

The Rhode Island attorney general’s office said Tuesday a Newport County grand jury reported out an indictment last week charging Duane … Read Full Story

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Voter registration deadline in Rhode Island near

Voter registration deadline in Rhode Island near

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island’s secretary of state is reminding voters that the deadline to register to vote in the Sept. 9 primary is nearing.

Secretary of State Ralph Mollis says the deadline is Aug. 10Read Full Story

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Rally in support of unaccompanied minors from Central America to be held Aug. 7 in Boston

Rally in support of unaccompanied minors from Central America to be held Aug. 7 in Boston

BOSTON — On Thursday, Aug.7, immigrants and representatives from immigrant advocacy groups, faith organizations and other civil and human right groups will gather to express support for the unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras who have been temporarily placed … Read Full Story

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Drop off clothes at Warwick Mall, enter to win $1,000 gift certificate

Drop off clothes at Warwick Mall, enter to win $1,000 gift certificate

JOHNSTON, R.I. — If you are throwing away clothes, stop. That’s the message from R.I. Resource Recovery, who wants Rhode Islanders to rethink about how to dispose of clothes, shoes, towels, blankets, and such, regardless of their condition.

As long … Read Full Story

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House member subpoenaed in 38 Studios case

House member subpoenaed in 38 Studios case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – At least one member of the Rhode Island House is being subpoenaed to give testimony in the 38 Studios lawsuit, and the chamber’s top Democrat said he expects others will be too, he told lawmakers over … Read Full Story

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Skylah Dias and Jacob Castro from Swansea were invited to try out for the U.S. National Team

Skylah Dias and Jacob Castro from Swansea were invited to try out for the U.S. National Team

The wave of excitement and enthusiasm that engulfed the United States during the World Cup recently played in Brazil increased awareness and interest in the sport of soccer among casual fans. But, for those who have loved the game all … Read Full Story

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New Bedford High School student wins congressional competition with new app

New Bedford High School student wins congressional competition with new app

NEW BEDFORD — Patricia Dias, a rising senior at New Bedford High School of Cape Verdean descent, did not think at the beginning of her junior year that she would be involved in the computer science program at her school. … Read Full Story

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