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Will Raimondo Ever Learn?

(Cranston) - Gina Raimondo’s shady insider connections continue.  Her latest campaign filings revealed she has hired Jeff Britt, the ultimate political backroom dealer, to be part of the campaign.  One has to wonder why she would pay for someone who is currently in the middle of contempt proceedings with the Board of Elections for failing to respond to a valid subpoena questioning his actions in a prior campaign.  There is only one answer.  Her desperate campaign, which has spent millions of dollars and not seen one iota of movement in the polls, knows their only hope of winning is by resorting to the…
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Education

DeRobbio Calls on City Council to Block Superintendent’s Contract Extension Until Federal Settlement Documents Are Released

“Providence residents have a right to know how their schools settled a federal investigation into these abysmal learning conditions,” says former superintendent and candidate for mayor. PROVIDENCE, RI — Robert DeRobbio, longtime educator and candidate for mayor, calls on the Providence City Council to block a contract extension for Superintendent Chris Maher until the school department releases their plan for complying with the federal settlement around their inability to provide the minimum required English Language Learning instruction. “Providence residents have a right to know how their schools settled a federal investigation into these abysmal learning conditions,” said DeRobbio. “Right now,…
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Fung Campaign Releases “Tough on Crime” Ad

(Cranston) - As Mayor, Allan Fung has made it a priority to keep Cranston safe.  From fighting the ACLU to keep panhandlers off dangerous intersections, to increasing community policing stations across the city, he is on the front lines in building a safer and stronger community.   As Governor, Allan Fung will reform Governor Raimondo's policies that are making neighborhoods across the state feel less safe.  He will reverse her practice of not notifying immigration officials when criminals here illegally are to be released after completing their prison sentences.  Additionally, Rhode Island will not continue to follow Raimondo's sanctuary state policies,…
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The 5 States with the Most Impaired Driving Deaths

Rebecca Edwards The days are getting shorter, school bells are ringing, and Labor Day weekend festivities are almost upon us. Along with the last BBQs of the season, Labor Day also brings more impaired drivers to our nation’s roads. The number one cause of death for Americans aged five to twenty-four is car crashes—and nearly one-third of fatal crashes in 2016 were caused by impaired driving. In fact, there was one alcohol-related driving fatality every 50 minutes. This is why our team decided to find out which states may have the most dangerous roads this Labor Day weekend. We used National Highway…
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LPR News

Cranston Police Announce No Further Charges in Death of Knox, the English Bulldog

Colonel Michael Winquist, Chief of the Cranston Police Department, announces that there will be no further charges lodged against a dog trainer in connection with the death of Knox, the English Bulldog. After a joint investigation between the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) and the Cranston Police, it was learned that the trainer, Amelia Ferreira, had originally concealed the death of the dog. In a subsequent interview, she later admitted to Cranston Police and members of the RISPCA that the dog died while in her care, and did not escape, as she originally reported…
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6 Arrested in Apparent Assassination Attempt on Maduro in Venezuela

VOA News Venezuelan authorities have arrested six people they call "terrorists and hired killers" in what President Nicloas Maduro says was an assassination attempt against him. The apparent attack during a a military parade Saturday involved two explosives-laden drones. One is said to have blown up in midair before reaching its target and the other smashed into an apartment building and later blew up. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol says "important information" was collected during the raids in Caracas that resulted in the six arrests. He gave no other details. Television pictures showed Maduro making a speech about the Venezuelan economy…
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Suicide Attack Kills 3 NATO Soldiers in Afghanistan

VOA News/Ayaz Gul ISLAMABAD — NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan announced Sunday three of its soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber attacked a combined, dismounted patrol with local forces. An American service member and two Afghan National Army soldiers were also injured in the blast, the mission said. “My thoughts and prayers, along with those of all of the 41-contributing Resolute Support nations, are with the families and friends of our fallen and wounded service members, and our injured Afghan brothers and their families,” said Army Gen. John Nicholson, who commands the non-combatant mission and forces in Afghanistan. The…
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Northern California Wildfire Claims 7th Victim

VOA News A seventh person has died in the wildfire burning 600 kilometers northeast of San Francisco, as twin fires burning father south exploded in size, forcing hundreds more to evacuate. The Carr fire, which has been burning near the city of Redding for two weeks, killed a power company lineman. It has also killed two firefighters and four residents, including two children. As of Sunday morning, the fire was 41 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. But it has already destroyed more than 1,600 buildings, including 1,080 homes. Farther south, the twin fires burning in Mendocino and Lake Counties…
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