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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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Langevin Statement Regarding Senate Vote to Proceed on Unknown Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement on the Senate vote to take up an unknown health care bill: "It is unconscionable that Senate Republicans voted to proceed with their effort to undermine the health insurance of millions of Americans. "Rhode Islanders and people nationwide are looking for solutions to curb escalating premiums and dwindling health plan options. That's why I introduced the Individual Health Insurance Marketplace Improvement Act to establish a permanent stabilization fund that will create market certainty. This will help insurers offer competitive prices, which will enable individuals to benefit from lower premiums and more…
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Schumer Remarks on the Motion to Proceed to Trumpcare

Washington, - Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks at Democrats' weekly Tuesday press conference regarding the vote on the Motion to Proceed to the Senate GOP version of Trumpcare. Below are his remarks: Good afternoon, everybody. I'm proud to be joined by our leadership team of Dick Durbin, Patty Murray, who's also Ranking Member of HELP, Debbie Stabenow, and Ron Wyden, who is the Ranking Member of Finance. So, it's clear that they're in trouble. John McCain gave the most amazing, moving speech, basically against the bill, and certainly against the process that Leader McConnell used. And I know…
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Cicilline Statement on Senate Vote to Move Forward on Trumpcare

WASHINGTON - Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after the Senate voted to move forward on eliminating health care coverage for 23 million Americans: "What the Senate did today is shameful. Not a single Senator who voted to move ahead on this bill even knows what will be in it. And neither do their constituents. This is not how government is supposed to work for the people it serves." "Democrats have always been willing to work across the aisle to make the Affordable Care Act stronger. If Republicans move ahead on their own, it will mean higher…
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Reed Statement on Trumpcare Vote

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator Jack Reed today issued the following statement after the Senate voted 50-50, with Vice President Pence breaking the tie, to proceed to legislation that takes them one step closer to repealing the Affordable Care Act: "The Affordable Care Act enshrined basic health care security, portability, and consumer protections for all Americans. Yet, Republicans, with the two brave exceptions of Senators Collins and Murkowski, voted today to move forward with their repeal efforts with no plan as to what bill they will vote on later this week. What we do know is that every version of Trumpcare…
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Miles de personas responden a la llamada, pero continúa la escasez de sangre de la Cruz Roja

DEDHAM, Mass (25 de julio de 2017) — Miles de personas han respondido a la llamada de emergencia para donaciones de sangre y plaquetas emitida por la Cruz Roja Americana a principios de julio, pero sigue habiendo una escasez crítica de sangre durante este verano. Se necesita donantes elegibles de todo tipo de sangre urgentemente. Después de emitir la llamada de emergencia, la Cruz Roja ha experimentado un aumento del 30 por ciento en las citas de donación de sangre hasta mediados de julio. Aproximadamente la mitad de las citas fueron programadas por los donantes usando la aplicación gratuita de…
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Melissa Malone Named Chief Operating Officer for Providence

Sabrina Solares-Hand to serve as Associate Director of Purchasing; Grace Diaz as MBE/WBE Outreach Director; April Brown as Turnaround Arts Program Director PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that Melissa Malone will serve as Providence's Chief Operating Officer where she will oversee all of the City of Providence's operational functions while serving as senior advisor to the Mayor. She will begin work on August 28, 2017. "Melissa brings a strong record of leadership and invaluable municipal and executive management experience," said Mayor Elorza. "I'm pleased to welcome her and the other new members of our team." Most…
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City of Pawtucket Announces Firefighter Recruitment Schedule

City looking to inform potential candidates of early statewide requirements PAWTUCKET –Mayor Donald R. Grebien, Public Safety Director Antonio J. Pires and Pawtucket Fire Department Chief William Sisson announce the recruitment schedule and requirements to become a firefighter with the Department. This notice is being issued well in advance to allow potential candidates the opportunity to meet the requirements in time for the application period, which will begin in November. “Pawtucket is a great community to live, work, and commit to public service” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “Becoming a firefighter is a rewarding experience and holds the great responsibility…
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Representatives Langevin, Chu, and Ruiz Introduce Bill to Improve Health Care Marketplace Stability

WASHINGTON, — Yesterday, Representative Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, Representative Judy Chu (D-CA), a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, and Representative Raul Ruiz, (D-CA), a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, introduced the Individual Health Insurance Marketplace Improvement Act to help stabilize and strengthen the individual health insurance market by minimizing the impact of higher than average health care costs. The bill would establish a permanent market stabilization program, modeled after Medicare Part D’s successful program, which has generated competition, reduced premiums, and reinforced access to quality coverage. It…
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