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Political Roundtable: Correia On Recreational Marijuana, Trump and Russia's Impact On Local Politics

Jasiel Correia, Fall River Mayor, joins Political Roundtable to discuss the impact of President Trump and Russia on local politics, when to expect recreational marijuana stores in Fall River, and more.

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Central Falls High School Works To Reduce High Teen Pregnancy Rate

As the Trump administration proposes new restrictions on the federal family planning program known as Title X , we’re exploring how the landmark federal law works in local clinics.

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Truckers are now paying tolls on the Rhode Island side of on Interstate 95. They've racked up more than a half million dollars in just the first month of the tolling program.  RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says that’s hardly the end of this debate.

‘Tis the season of road and bridge construction. It seems like you can’t drive anywhere without encountering the pungent odor of fresh asphalt, the drone of backhoes and long lines of the unofficial summer state tree --- the orange highway cone.

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Two immigrant children reunited with their parents after they were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border are now enjoying their newfound freedom in Connecticut, according to attorneys for the children.

The children are a 14-year-old girl from El Salvador, publicly identified as V.F.B., and a 9-year-old boy from Honduras, identified as J.S.R. The girl traveled to the U.S. with her mother, the boy with his father. The children had been staying in a group home in Groton, while their parents had been in a detention center in Texas.

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A local environmental nonprofit is speaking out against proposed changes to federal fishing regulations outlined under the Magnuson-Stevens Act. 

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The Episcopal Church in the United States will start investing in gun companies. That's after a bishop in western Massachusetts pushed for the move.

At a national convention of the Episcopal Church, Bishop Douglas Fisher, who heads the western Massachusetts diocese, sponsored a resolution calling for ethical investing in gun companies. The bishops passed it unanimously.

Fisher said it's a real change in strategy because, until now, the church has had a ban on investing in gun companies.

This I Believe New England: Persistence

Jul 17, 2018
Scott Indermaur

Life is both fragile and unpredictable.  That we know.  No doubt all of us have dear friends and relatives whose lives changed in a flash as a result of a serious accident or health trauma.  Or maybe it's our own lives that pivoted without even a moment's notice.

The humidity might finally be breaking as thunderstorms roll through Tuesday. But the storms may do more than cool things off.

“The main threat that we’re looking at is some flooding,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Lenore Correia. “There’s a lot of rain associated with these storms so it will downpour really quick. And we’re looking at some possible flooding especially in those urban areas.”

The Service has issued a flash flood watch for Rhode Island and parts of Massachusetts, including Bristol County.

Amos Winter

A MIT engineer has developed a lightweight, prosthetic foot that can be tailored to each patient that will cost less than prosthetics  on the market now.

After he was approached by Jaipur Foot, an artificial limbs manufacturer in India, Amos Winter, associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT,  said he realized there was no way to anticipate an amputee’s walking behavior just by looking at the mechanical design of a foot. 

Ian Donnis / RIPR

Six years have passed since the bankruptcy of the video game company 38 Studios. But two of the firms sued by Rhode Island over 38 Studio’s demise continue to perform lucrative work for a quasi-public state agency.

 


CVS Health is the latest company to fend off charges of racism.

 

Elisabeth Harrison

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-RI, in a blistering attack on President Donald Trump, called the president’s handling of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, “disgraceful.”

Said Reed, “At times, Trump sounded more like Putin’s press agent than president of the United States. Some of his comments could have come straight from a Russian disinformation operation. The propaganda, dissembling and denials fit right into Russia’s hybrid operations against us.”

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