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Environmental Justice Advocate: Local Solutions Needed To Address Climate Change

An advocate for environmental justice says communities of color need to take charge of their own economies to better-prepare for the effects of climate change.

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Univerity of Rhode Island

Coach Hurley Leaves URI For UCONN

University of Rhode Island basketball coach Dan Hurley, who has resurrected the URI men’s program and taken the Rams to two consecutive NCAA tournaments, is leaving to coach the at the University of Connecticut for a salary reported to be about $3 million a year.

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Scott Indermaur

So many moments in life call for courage and grit. Managing a bad medical diagnosis. Absorbing the unexpected news that you’ve just been laid off from the job you've loved for years. Having your romantic fantasies dashed by the startling text message informing you that your partner has decided it's best to part ways.

Adam Frenier / NEPR

The Berkshire Museum's proposal to sell part of its art collection will go before a single justice of the Massachusetts high court Tuesday.

The Supreme Judicial Court is holding a hearing to look at a deal reached in February between the museum and state attorney general's office.

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President Donald Trump did not make any specific announcement of new funding to fight the opioid epidemic during a speech Monday in New Hampshire.

Rhode Island Department of Public Safety

Fees from Rhode Island's E-911 program have been diverted for other uses since the fees were introduced in 1997.

The E-911 program faces criticism from state Rep. Robert Lancia (R-Cranston), who fears that under-staffing could cause delays in responding to an emergency, and a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, who calls Rhode Island one of the most egregious offenders in diverting funds meant for 911 services.

Don Treeger / The Republican / MassLive.com

Groups tracking hate crimes said there's a marked increase in the number of racist slurs and white supremacist group activity found scrawled on college campuses around the country and in New England.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service said the snowstorm heading this way will bring the potential for more power outages because of tree limbs weakened by the last three storms in just a few short weeks.


A group of emergency physicians is calling on state officials to expand training for 911 dispatchers to improve survival rates of residents who experience a sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital.

In Rhode Island, the survival rate for sudden cardiac arrests outside of a hospital is about 10 percent, compared with 50- to 60-percent in states where 911 dispatchers are trained to provide emergency medical instructions.


State officials reported Monday that Rhode Island’s enrollments in insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act rose 5 percent, despite cuts in federal subsidies for the coverage.

RI & CT Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Marijuana As Deadline Looms

Mar 19, 2018
Jeff Chiu / AP

The legal retail of marijuana in Massachusetts begins July 1. That’s prompted Rhode Island and Connecticut lawmakers to once again consider legislation to regulate the sale of recreational marijuana. Similar legislation failed in both states last year.

President Trump will visit New England Monday, with a stop in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he is expected to announce a new plan to battle the nationwide opioid crisis.


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