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Rhode Island Voter ID Now Required

Secretary Mollis reminds voters that Rhode Island’s VOTER ID law is in full effect, and the Woonsocket Special Primary will require valid Photo ID Woonsocket Special Primary first election of 2014 to Require Full Photo ID PROVIDENCE, RI -- Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis is reminding voters that in the upcoming Woonsocket election, only a photo ID will be accepted at the polls in any primary and/or election. "The concern that fraud could occur at the polls undermines the public's faith in the outcomes of our elections. VOTER ID ensures that poll workers can validate the name that voters…
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Mayor Angel Taveras Appoints Johanna Harris to Providence’s Board of Licenses

Mayor Angel Taveras Appoints Johanna Harris to Providence’s Board of Licenses Accomplished attorney and business owner with long record of civic engagement, Harris is committed to “weighing all decisions in a manner that best positions our Capital City to prosper” PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Angel Taveras has appointed attorney Johanna Harris to serve as a member of the city’s Board of Licenses. “I am very pleased that Johanna Harris has agreed to serve on the Board of Licenses. Ms. Harris is an accomplished attorney who is committed to our community and brings valuable expertise to the important work of the…
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STATE POLICE FINANCIAL CRIMES UNIT ARRESTS TWO MASSACHUSETTS MEN FOR OBTAINING PROPERTY VALUED AT $380,000 UNDER FALSE PRETENSES

Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrest of two Massachusetts men for allegedly obtaining property valued at $380,000 under false pretenses. The arrests of John J. Jeannetti, age 52, of 18 Elkway, Norwood, Massachusetts, and Glen Conlon, age 35, of 15 Milton Lane, Foxborough, Massachusetts were the result of an investigation by the Rhode Island State Police Financial Crimes Unit.  The investigation was based on a complaint from a Little Compton resident who alleged that Conlon and Jeannetti convinced her to transfer ownership of her Little Compton home…
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Secretario Mollis le recuerda a votantes que la ley de IDENTIFICACION DE VOTANTES esta en plena vigencia

Secretario Mollis le recuerda a votantes que la ley de IDENTIFICACION DE VOTANTES esta en plena vigencia, y que la Elección Primaria Especial de Woonsocket requerirá Identificación con Fotografiá valida y vigente Elección Primaria Especial de Woonsocket, primera elección del 2014 requerirá Identificación con Fotografiá valida y vigente PROVIDENCE, RI -- Secretario de Estado A. Ralph Mollis le recuerda a votantes que en la elección de Woonsocket que se aproxima, solo una identificación con fotografiá valida y vigente será aceptada en los lugares de votación para cualquier elección y/o primaria. “La preocupación sobre la posibilidad de fraude en los lugares…
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Latino Politicians Announce Support For Raimondo

Rhode Island - So far five Latino politicians have announced that they are supporting the candidacy of Democrat General Treasurer Gina Raimondo for governor, according to an email from the Friends of Gina Raimondo. Providence Councilmen Luis Aponte and Davian Sanchez Sabina Matos to State Representatives and Anastasia Williams Grace Díaz join in supporting Raimondo. His only opponent in the Democratic primary, so far, is the Mayor of Providence Angel Taveras, is the first Latino elected mayor as the top leader of the capital city of Rhode Island. Políticos Latinos anuncia apoyo a Raimondo Rhode Island - Hasta el momento…
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Taveras Wants Audit On The Urban League

Rhode Island - Providence Mayor Angel Taveras wants a forensic audit to be performed on the Urban League of Rhode Island before considering to sell a plot of the non-profit agency. Taveras spokesman David Ortiz said that an accounting firm will visit the Urban League to determine the cost and how extensive the audit would be. The Urban League serves the poor and disadvantaged people. The city ceded land on Prairie Avenue in 1990 for $ 1 on the condition it be returned to the city if the organization decided to move. The city has to approve the sale and…
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Increasing Latino Support for Gubernatorial Candidate Gina Raimondo

At least five elected Latino officials are supporting Gina Raimondo in her gubernatorial campaign.  Among these officials are Providence City Council members Sabina Matos, Luis Aponte, and Davian Sanchez and state Representatives Grace Diaz and Anastasia Williams. The Latino leaders joined together with Gina Raimondo on Tuesday to launch Latinos con Gina at a kickoff party. Raimondo's only Democratic primary opponent so far is Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, the first Latino mayor of the city.
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Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced For Killing A Woman

Rhode Island - Douglas White 34-year-Providence, was sentenced to 60 years with 35 in prison for the second degree murder of Donna Oliver, 54 years also of Providence, leaving her body in a closet ,  fleeing the house, and taking a TV in April 2012 . Oliver's son found the body, three weeks later, at their home on Grape Street. White is a convicted sex offender category 3, which is most likely to reoffend.   Ofensor sexual convicto sentenciado por matar a una mujer Rhode Island - Douglas White de 34 años de Providence, fue sentenciado a 60 años con…
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ACI Prisoner Accused Of Assaulting Guard

Rhode Island - A prisoner at the State Prison of Cranston is facing multiple charges including assault for allegedly assaulting a correctional officer, on his first day of work on Sunday. Anthony Tavares faced trial in 2001 accused of stabbing to death his social worker. Tavares was held at the Eleanor Slater Hospital after he was found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity. Once in the hospital Tavares was accused of hitting and stabbing an employee with a pencil other patients, one of them in the eye. Prisionero del ACI acusado de agredir a guardia Rhode Island -…
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Chafee Presents His Final State of State Speech As Governor of Rhode Island

Rhode Island - Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee presents his proposed budget and final speech on the state of the state. The Democratic Chafee offers his speech tonight to lawmakers and will present his priorities and recommendations for the fiscal year beginning July 1. This year the legislation will have to deal with a projected $ 100 million deficit. Chafee decided not to seek reelection.   Chafee presenta su último discurso como Gobernador de Rhode Island Rhode Island - El Gobernador de Rhode Island, Lincoln Chafee presenta hoy su propuesta de presupuesto y su discurso final sobre el estado del…
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