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Better and Cheaper Medicaid

Unsurprisingly, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is getting pushback from interest groups against her goal of "reinventing Medicaid'' - the federal-state program for the poor. The Ocean State's Medicaid costs are America's second-highest...Show More Summary

Rhode Island Blames STD Spike On Hookup Apps

8 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Sexually transmitted disease rates in Rhode Island rose sharply between 2013 and 2014, and the state's department of health is pointing to hookup apps like Tinder as one of the driving forces behind new outbreaks. The rise has been precipitous:...Show More Summary

Rhode Island Health Officials Blame Uptick In STDs On Hookup Apps, Social Media

With the arrival of social media and online dating apps, it’s easier than ever to pick out someone you like and, if everything works out, perhaps meet that stranger in person. But what that convenience comes unwanted consequences, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health. Officials note in a press release from the department that a recent uptick in … [More]

Tracee Ellis Ross Receives Honorary Doctorate From Alma Mater Brown University

Tracee Ellis Ross, star of ABC's Black-ish, was the recipent of an honorary degree from her alma mater, Brown University in Rhode Island. Ross, who graduated from Brown in 1994,

Officials blame social media for STD surge in Rhode Island

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

New cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and HIV are on the rise in Rhode Island, a trend that the state health department attributed in part to social media as people increasingly turn to their phones to arrange “casual and often anonymous sexual encounters.” Better testing has also...

Rhode Island Legislature to Hold Hearing on Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide

Senate Bill Number 598, which seeks to legalize Assisted Suicide in Rhode Island, will be heard on Thursday, May 28, before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The hearing will be held in Room 313 of the State House and should begin sometime between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. National proponents of Assisted Suicide are flush with cash […]

In R.I., some residents gush about paid family leave

Rhode Island last year began allowing workers to take up to four weeks of paid leave; two other states also provide it

Toby Sisson: " . . . and other poems"

I made my first trip to Providence, Rhode Island, in almost 40 years. It's a beautiful little city, but I just hadn't had a reason to go back. When I learned that my friend Toby Sisson was having a solo at the Yellow Peril Gallery, however,...Show More Summary

John Waters To Receive Honorary Degree From Rhode Island School Of Design

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When the Rhode Island School of Design offered iconic filmmaker John Waters an honorary degree, he was surprised. After all, he got thrown out of every school he ever went to. Known for quirky films that pushShow More Summary

Three Young Beluga Whales Spotted In Long Island Sound

A pod of three beluga whales have made a rare appearance in Long Island Sound after being spotted nearby on Wednesday morning. The whales were first sighted on May 11 near Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, according to CBS New York, but they reappeared this week over 100 miles to the west. Show More Summary

Yellen Yap: Point by Point Rebuttal

Inquiring minds are reading Fed Chair Janet Yellen's Outlook for the Economy speech today at the Providence Chamber of Commerce, Providence, Rhode Island.Here are a few snips from what I believe to believe is a way over-optimistic assessment. Show More Summary

Yellen Warns "Rate Hikes Appropriate This Year", Blames "Snowy Winter" - Live Feed

Traders looking to get an early start on the holiday weekend will have to wait a bit longer today, as Janet Yellen is set to speak to a sold-out audience at the Providence, Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Outlook Luncheon today. Show More Summary

Fed chair affirms plans for rate hike this year

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday reaffirmed the central bank’s plans to raise interest rates this year despite new concerns that the nation’s economic recovery may be slowing down. In a speech in Rhode Island, Yellen dismissed disappointing data from earlier this year. Government figures showed growth came to a halt during the first […]

Simple Advice on What to do When Doubt & Panic Set In.

It was in the midst of a terrific heat wave while I was visiting my Yankee girlfriend who lived on Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. She convinced me to

The Feminist Fairy Tale Of Princess Taylor Swift

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Once upon a time, probably in a castle not that far away and actually in Rhode Island, there was a beautiful princess and wildly talented business woman named Taylor Swift who didn't think she was a feminist. She said it was "too strong"...Show More Summary

Shilling For Corporatists In Rhode Island

A proposal in Rhode Island illustrates all of what is wrong with state tax policy

Roger Waters to Headline Newport Folk Festival

Roger Waters will make his first-ever Newport Folk Festival appearance when he headlines the long-running fest on July 24th. The former Pink Floyd bassist will craft a "very special" set list especially curated for the Rhode Island fest, a festival rep tells Rolling Stone. Waters joins a lineup that already features Sufjan Stevens, Courtney Barnett, the...

Tax Roundup, 5/21/15: Credits targeting what you would do anyway! And: minimum wage, ACA, and lots more.

  Paying people to do what they would do anyway. Rhode Island is proposing a new credit for “job creators,” reports David […]

Quonochontaug House is a daylit vacation home in Rhode Island that uses light as sculpture

New York–based design studio Bernheimer Architecture designed this daylit vacation house in Rhode Island, the interior of which plays with light like it were a sculpting chisel. The Quonochontaug House looks elegant and simple on the outside, but its

Maryland headlines field for 2015 Cancun Challenge

Maryland's the class of the field, but Rhode Island also has hopes of using this as a springboard into the NCAA tournament.

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