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Elorza To Meet With U.S. Attorney General

The mayor of Providence, Jorge Elorza, will be part of a meeting in Washington Tuesday with U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.

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Rhode Island’s chief medical officer in the behavioral health department, Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, has been nominated by President Donald Trump for a position in the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

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General Treasurer Seth Magaziner says he is voting against all sitting Wells Fargo independent directors, Tuesday, joining shareholders across the country in a move to fire most of the bank’s board.

As drug overdose deaths continue to rise in Rhode Island, the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals has been awarded $2.1 million in federal grants to fight opioid addiction.

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The Rhode Island Senate is considering a bill that would give Veteran owned companies a small boost when seeking state contracts.

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The enforcement of a usage tax on kegs is posing a concern for the local beer brewers in Rhode Island. Brewers hope to address the issue in a meeting with Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee, Tuesday.

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  Each year billions of pounds of food go to waste.

That means billions of dollars, too. The Environmental Protection Agency says more food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other one material in our trash.

Tax Day is behind us, and the final stretch of the legislative session is looming. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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A path breaking Harvard University Law School professor and former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall will keynote the 2017 Commencement exercises at Roger Williams Law School on May 19th at 1 p.m. at the RWU Athletic Field on the Bristol campus at One Old Ferry Road.

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The Providence to Newport Ferry is coming back with increased service this summer.

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and the state Department of Transportation announced today the return of the ferry service, which drew thousands last summer.

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Boston’s big hospital system –Partners HealthCare—is acquiring Care New England, Rhode Island’s second largest hospital chain. 

RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says this deal raises many questions about the quality and price of health care in the Ocean State.

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