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Rhode Island State Police Warns of Potential for Dangerous Driving Conditions Due to Ice on Roadways

The Rhode Island State Police warns motorists that travel is expected to become treacherous as rapidly dropping temperatures leads to icing on the roadways. Motorists are encouraged to avoid unnecessary travel or use extreme caution if they must be out on the roads. Anticipate hazardous driving conditions this afternoon and tonight, especially on bridges and ramps, which freeze more quickly than roads, as well as untreated roadways. Additional troopers have been assigned throughout the state and will be working with the state Department of Transportation and other agencies to monitor travel conditions, especially on highways, bridges and areas prone to…
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Entertainment

TRINITY REP BREAKS ALL-TIME BOX OFFICE RECORD

Production of A Christmas Carol featured over 1,000 Community Performers and raised over $57k for RI Community Food Bank PROVIDENCE, RI: Trinity Repertory Company broke its all-time box office sales and attendance records with its 2018 production of A Christmas Carol, surpassing the record set last year by the same show. This season’s incarnation of the holiday tradition, which ran November 9-December 30, 2018, was the 41st consecutive mounting of the Dickens classic. Completely re-invented each season with a new director, cast, and designers, the 2018 production was directed by Mark Valdez, who also directed Fuente Ovejuna, or Like Sheep to…
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Education

View ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’ eclipse at CCRI Jan. 20

Observatory offers opportunity to see decade’s last total lunar eclipse   Warwick, – Jan. 14, 2019: The public is invited to view Sunday’s “Super Wolf Blood Moon” total lunar eclipse at the Margaret Jacoby Observatory at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Knight Campus, 400 East Ave., Warwick.   The name means a supermoon and a blood moon will occur at the same time. The first full moon of the year is known as the “Wolf Moon” and is named after howling wolves. Observers will be able to watch the shadow of the Earth eclipse the moon and turn it…
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LPR News

Kremlin Dismisses Claims Detained American Pawn in Diplomatic Game

VOA News/Jamie Dettmer WASHINGTON — Fears are mounting for Paul Whelan, the former Marine seized last month in a Moscow hotel after being accused of espionage. Western intelligence officers and analysts fear he may remain in detention in Russia for a long time and are casting doubt on the likelihood of a spy exchange. Kremlin officials are dismissing the idea he’d be a candidate for a prisoner swap. Their counterparts say there can’t be any kind of exchange, as he’s not a spy. Kremlin officials Wednesday dismissed a claim by British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt that Russia might use the former…
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Community

Call for Photo Contest Theme for 2020 Calendar

PAWTUCKET – With the successful release of the 2019 City Calendar, now is the time to leave your creative mark for the 2020 Pawtucket City Calendar. Mayor Donald R. Grebien, Photo Contest Organizer Patricia S. Zacks, and the City of Pawtucket call for suggestions on next year’s theme. According to Zacks, every year a theme is selected and hundreds of photo buffs and Pawtucket students submit entries hoping that their photo is selected to be placed in the calendar. “We want to reach out to the community and get them involved,” says Zacks. “This being an obvious way to do…
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Education

RI Awarded $4.19M for Early Childhood Development and Education

Grant Will Support Governor's Goal to Expand High-Quality Pre-K PROVIDENCE, – Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Children’s Cabinet announced today that Rhode Island has been awarded a one-year, $ million federal Preschool Development Grant (PDG). Targeted at youth from birth through age 5, this grant will support the development and coordination of early childhood education and family-centered support programs.   “We have no task more important, no investment more worthwhile, than to ensure all children are on a path to success. That is why I have made early child care and expanding Pre-Kindergarten a top priority, both in…
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Bernie Sanders Apologizes to Women Harassed During His 2016 Campaign

VOA News Senator Bernie Sanders, who made a strong run for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, is apologizing to women who worked on his campaign after several of them said they had endured sexual harassment and were not paid as much as their male counterparts. The allegations surfaced this week in news accounts as Sanders, a lawmaker from the northeastern state of Vermont, considers another run for the presidency in 2020. “I certainly apologize to any woman who felt that she was not treated appropriately, and of course if I run, we will do better next time,” Sanders told CNN…
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LPR News

Partial US Government Shutdown in 13th Day, with No End in Sight

VOA NEWS/Ken Bredemeier The partial government shutdown is in its 13th day, with no end in sight after President Donald Trump and congressional leaders failed to reach agreement on how to reopen shuttered agencies. "The Shutdown is only because of the 2020 Presidential Election," Trump claimed Thursday in a Twitter comment. "The Democrats know they can't win based on all of the achievements of 'Trump,' so they are going all out on the desperately needed Wall and Border Security - and Presidential Harassment. For them, strictly politics!" About a quarter of government agencies remained closed, with uncollected trash piling up at some…
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Pelosi Returns as House Speaker to Face Trump Challenge

VOA News/Katherine Gypson CAPITOL HILL — Nancy Pelosi swore the oath securing her status as the most powerful woman in political history Thursday, beginning a new era of divided government in the United States and setting up a formidable political rivalry with President Donald Trump. Pelosi's historic second turn leading a Democratic majority as the speaker of the House of Representatives marks only the second time in the last half century a speaker has returned to serve in that position. Pelosi's continued ability to navigate the challenges of being a woman in politics — and still the only female House speaker…
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LPR News

El Louvre bate un nuevo récord con más de 10 millones de visitantes en 2018

El Louvre batió un nuevo récord de frecuentación, con más de 10 millones de visitas en 2018, gracias a un aumento del turismo en París y a la publicidad generada por el clip de Beyoncé "Apeshit" filmado entre las obras maestras del museo, declaró este jueves el director. "Por primera vez en su historia y creo que por primera vez en la historia de los museos, más de 10 millones de personas visitaron el Louvre en 2018", dijo el jueves a la AFP el director del museo, Jean-Luc Martinez. Con 10,2 millones de visitantes, el Louvre registró un alza de…
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