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Gun Policy Triggers Town Recall Vote

Four of the five council members in Exeter,
Rhode Island, are the subject of a recall election to be held Dec. 14 after they angered local gun owners with an idea to tweak the way the town issues concealed weapon permits.

12/08/2013

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 4, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

RI Gov Brings ‘Christmas Tree’ Back To Statehouse After Previously Calling It ‘Holiday Tree’

In a Yuletide turnaround, Gov. Lincoln Chafee is now calling this year’s Statehouse spruce a Christmas tree, saying his past practice of calling it a holiday tree generated too much anger.

12/02/2013

People wait in lines outside the Best Buy store in Burbank, Calif. for the store to open on Thanksgiving Day, on Nov. 28, 2013. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

RI, Maine And Mass. Prohibit Stores From Opening On Thanksgiving

Shoppers won’t be lining up for Thanksgiving Day deals at stores in Rhode Island, Maine and Massachusetts. They can’t.

11/28/2013

This Oct. 21, 2013 photo shows the government Internet health insurance exchange Healthcare.gov. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Pro-Life Group Wants Health Plans Without Abortion Coverage

A national anti-abortion group is pressing Rhode Island’s health insurance marketplace to offer plans that don’t cover abortion services, and says failing to do so violates the rights of those who object to the procedure.

11/22/2013

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Schilling’s 38 Studios Assets to be Sold

By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ About two dozen parties, including some overseas, have expressed interest in bidding on the intellectual property of former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s bankrupt video game […]

11/19/2013

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Parrot Rescue Operation Faces Shutdown

A Rhode Island commercial building where a shelter for parrots called Birdhouse and Rescue is slated for demolition and the shelter operator and 80 birds in his care must be out by Dec. 30.

11/11/2013

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Abandoned Seal Pup Being Returned To Wild

A harbor seal pup found abandoned in Maine will be released back into the wild in Rhode Island after spending several months in rehabilitation at the Mystic Aquarium.

10/25/2013

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Connecticut Among States In Zero-Emissions Initiative

Connecticut is one of eight states pledging to get 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on roadways by 2025 in an effort to curb greenhouse gas pollution.

10/24/2013

National Guard troops line Pennsylvania Avenue during a parade January 16, 2005 in Washington, DC.  (credit: Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Shutdown To Affect Columbus Day Parade In RI

The National Guard won’t be marching in this weekend’s Columbus Day Parade in Providence, one more way in which Rhode Island is feeling the effects of the ongoing federal shutdown.

10/11/2013

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URI Opens $11 Million “Spa-Like” Fitness Center

The University of Rhode Island is planning to celebrate the opening an $11 million fitness center that boasts a “spa-like” environment.

10/08/2013

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