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Raimondo Signs Legislation Aimed at Preventing Opioid Overdoses and Saving Lives

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott and leaders from the state General Assembly, today hosted a ceremonial bill signing of legislation strengthening Rhode Island's response to the opioid overdose crisis. "This epidemic is our single greatest public health crisis, and the legislation I signed today will help our state fight back and save lives," Raimondo said. "I hear stories from families hurt by overdose everywhere I go. Fentanyl-related overdose deaths in Rhode Island have spiked in the past year, and I commend the General Assembly for passing legislation that specifically targets this problem.…
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TICKETS TO THE TRINITY REP’S 54TH SEASON ON SALE AUGUST 8

Tickets start at $25 each for Trinity Rep’s unforgettable 2017-18 season PROVIDENCE, RI: Trinity Rep announces tickets to its 2017-18 season will go on sale tomorrow, *August 8, 2017*. Tickets start at $25 and will be available for purchase by* phone at (401) 351-4242, online at ,* or in person at the theater’s box office at *201 Washington Street, Providence*. The upcoming season’s stellar line-up of plays include the hottest new voices in theater and indelible classics, hand-selected for our Providence and Southern New England community. “As we planned the 2017-18 season, we noticed the swell of heightened communication in…
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RI State Police Arrests Providence Man for DUI After He Was Found to Have A Blood-Alcohol Level Four Times Legal Limit

Rhode Island State Police Arrests a Providence Man for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs After He Was Found to Have a Blood-Alcohol Level Four Times Greater than the Legal Limit Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a Providence man who was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs after he was found to have a blood-alcohol level four times greater than the legal limit. Antonio Briones, age 47, of 160 Academy Ave., Providence, Rhode Island…
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Raimondo Signs Automatic Voter Registration Legislation

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, Congressman David N. Cicilline, State Representative David A. Coughlin and State Senator Gayle L. Goldin, hosted a ceremonial bill signing of legislation making Rhode Island the ninth state in the nation to implement automatic voter registration. "We must do everything we can to help Rhode Islanders participate in and engage with government at every level," Raimondo said. "That means bringing our voting infrastructure into the 21st century. I am thankful to Secretary Gorbea and General Assembly leaders for working so hard to get this legislation to…
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Raimondo Meets with Mayors, Municipal Officials to Discuss Budget Impasse

PROVIDENCE - Governor Gina M. Raimondo convened a working meeting today in the State Room with mayors and officials from Rhode Island's cities and towns to discuss the impact of the nearly month-long legislative budget impasse on local communities. In June, the House and Senate both passed nearly identical budget bills, but have yet to reconcile their versions. Because of that, the state has not yet enacted a budget for FY18 and the state is currently operating according to the FY17 enacted budget. Mayors and town officials from 25 cities and towns attended the meeting. "In January, I introduced a…
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RI State Police Seek Witnesses to Road-Rage Incident on Route 146 Suspect Fired Shots at Another Car Near I-295 Ramp

LINCOLN - Rhode Island State Police are seeking witnesses to a road-rage incident in which the occupant of a car travelling north on Route 146 fired several shots at another car near the on-ramp to Interstate 295 shortly after noon today. The suspect's vehicle was identified as a red, late-model (2014 or later) Nissan SUV (Rouge, Murano or Pathfinder). It was last seen traveling north on Route 146, at the intersection of Route 146 North and Route 146A in North Smithfield. The victim's car was a blue 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe. No one in that vehicle was injured. Captain Derek…
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Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announces new scholarship recipients, having awarded more than $2.5 million to date

MIAMI, FL (July 25, 2017) — The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today its annual list of scholarship recipients – talented musicians from around the world who will use these awards to overcome financial hurdles and achieve their dreams. To date, more than 100 scholarships totaling a remarkable $ million has been gifted by the Foundation, which continues to support Latin music in many ways, including by recognizing individuals who are looking to start or continue their music education. With today’s announcement, the Foundation has set new annual records in 2017, presenting $870,000 in scholarships to 44 recipients. This includes…
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Latino Policy Institute at RWU names new director

BRISTOL, , July 20, 2017 ­­– The Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University on Thursday announced that Gabriela Domenzain will become LPI’s new director on Aug. 15. Domenzain brings to the job a broad range of experience in policy, politics and the press, plus a wealth of knowledge about issues involving Latinos and immigration. In 2015 and 2016, she worked as deputy campaign manager for former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s presidential campaign, serving as his chief spokesperson on immigration policy and Latino issues. She was a principal in The Raben Group, the nation’s largest majority-minority progressive consulting firm, based…
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