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Toolbox pilot program to inform providers, patients about opioid addiction

Last Wednesday, the Rhode Island Medical Society, along with the American Medical Association and the Rhode Island Department of Health, announced their plan to combat opioid addiction in the state...

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Photo by Onne van der Wal
Photo by Onne van der Wal
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Rhode Island’s official educational vessel sets sail

Yesterday 24 teens took sail on board the SSV Oliver Perry, Rhode Island’s official educational vessel. Students between the ages of 13 and 18 launched their first sail on the Perry this morning, leaving from Boston Harbor...

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Tampon tax affects Rhode Island women

I stopped at my local CVS and picked up 2 things: mixed nuts, and a box of tampons. The nuts were 8 dollars and 29 cents. No tax. The tampons were 8 dollars and 79 cents...

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Credit: Gage Skidmore
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Republicans, local Muslim delegate respond to Khizr Khan’s DNC speech

Today John McCain joined Paul Ryan and other Republican leaders in denouncing Donald Trump’s comments about the speech Khizr Khan made on the stage of the Democratic National Convention last week...

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Credit: AS220 Youth Photo Mem, Flickr
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Rep. Cicilline urges Obama to suspend Trump intelligence briefing

This week, Rhode Island Representative David Cicilline, wrote a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to suspend Donald Trump’s classified intelligence briefing — a courtesy offer that has been extended to presidential nominees since 1952...

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Sanders meets with R.I. delegates at Democratic National Convention

This morning, Bernie Sanders addressed the Rhode Island delegation over breakfast at the Wyndham Garden Airport Hotel near the Democratic National Convention...

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Credit: J. Mulson, Flickr
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Providence locals host ‘End Rape Culture’ event

Last night, more than 30 community members gathered at The Salon in downtown Providence to take a stance against rape culture. They signed letters, asking California’s Commission on Judicial Performance to unseat Judge Aaron Persky — the judge who presided over the controversial Stanford University rape case last month...

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R.I. committee gathers to discuss Every Student Succeeds Act

The Rhode Island Committee of Practitioners held its first meeting Wednesday night. The goal of the 25-member committee is to provide feedback and input to the Rhode Island Department of Education as they transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA...

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Women currently make up about 15 percent of the military.
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Women currently make up about 15 percent of the military. Credit: Sgt. Kandi Huggins, Flickr
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Women’s ties to military draft debated

“I really feel that military women in the service are a big asset," said Navy veteran Ginny Hanson, from North Kingstown, Rhode Island. She served in the mid-1960s, around the time the Department of Defense removed a 2 percent ceiling, which limited the number of women who could be on active duty...

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Governor Raimondo meets in Burrillville to discuss proposed power plant

A long awaited meeting with Governor Gina Raimondo over the future of a proposed power plant took place in Burrillville on Monday night. About 600 people filled up the auditorium at Burrillville High School...

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