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LATINO PUBLIC RADIO ANNUAL POLITICAL BARBECUE “BARBACOA POLITICA”

Cranston, RI – On Saturday October 28, Latino Public Radio will once again host their popular Barbacoa Politica (Political BBQ) an event that attracts Rhode Island Politicos from both sides of the aisle! Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, Moderate or Independent, LPR is the place to get your information out to our Latino community. Our listeners depend on us to provide them with unbiased and accurate information and our “Barbacoa Politica” gives them a real connection with their elected officials as well as candidates for political office. In today’s hyper-partisan times, there is a constant battle to get out…
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Lt. Gov. McKee Announces Operation Holiday Cheer Care Package Goal

WARWICK, – As part of the annual Operation Holiday Cheer initiative, Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee announced an ambitious goal to send over 500 care packages to service men and women who will be away from home this holiday season. Due to recent deployments of Rhode Island service members, McKee anticipates sending the highest number of packages in recent years. McKee announced the goal alongside Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, Major General Christopher P. Callahan of the Rhode Island National Guard and a host of corporate and community sponsors at the National Guard Armory in Warwick. Operation Holiday Cheer is a seasonal…
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PrepareRI Summit Brings Together 250 Rhode Islanders to Support Career Education

Commissioner of Education Ken Wagner addresses educators, students, businesses and community leaders at the first-ever PrepareRI Summit. PROVIDENCE, – More than 250 educators, industry partners, students, and community leaders came together today for the first-ever PrepareRI Summit, a daylong strategy session on career education in Rhode Island. Hosted by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), the Summit featured opening remarks from Commissioner of Education Ken Wagner and, by video, Governor Gina Raimondo, who has made job training and career education a top priority in her administration. “Rhode Island’s economy has changed, and education needs to change with it,” said…
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Stay safe this Halloween with NFPA’s fire safety tips

October 20, 2017 – Halloween is creeping up on us. The rush is on to find the perfect pumpkin, the spookiest costume, and the best candy for trick-or-treaters. However, along with all this excitement comes potential fire hazards related to seasonal decor and costumes. Fortunately, fire risks can be avoided by following the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Halloween safety precautions. “Halloween brings out creativity in people of all ages. Children enjoy dressing up and going door-to-door collecting candy, and adults go all out decorating their homes with spooky accents,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy.…
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After learning of the decision made by Care New England’s Board, Mayor Donald R. Grebien issued the following statemen

I am extremely disappointed in this decision by Care New England to abandon our community hospital during their transactions, putting their agreement with Partners above the one with Prime Healthcare. I think closing Memorial could have been avoided, rather than giving up on an urban community and the Blackstone Valley. Our community needs are important and should not be dismissed for profit. Memorial Hospital provides access to quality care for our residents and is one of our largest employers. We have kept in touch with all sides and with the state, however, it's difficult not being at the negotiating table.…
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DNC on Tom Marino Withdrawal

In response to Rep. Tom Marino’s decision to withdraw his name from consideration to be President Trump’s drug czar, DNC spokesperson Daniel Wessel released the following statement: “Tom Marino’s withdrawal does nothing to show that Trump is taking the opioid epidemic seriously. Despite his rhetoric and months of repeated promises, Trump still hasn’t declared the opioid crisis a national emergency. On top of that, Trump’s harmful proposals would only make the epidemic worse. As this epidemic takes more lives each day, Trump has yet to offer any meaningful solutions, just more political bluster. While Trump refuses to step up, Democrats…
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Puerto Ricans Who’ve Come to RI Following Natural Disasters May be Eligible for Food Assistance

CRANSTON, (October 11, 2017) – The US Department of Agriculture has advised the RI Department of Human Services that Americans who’ve left their homes in Puerto Rico due to Hurricanes Maria and Irma may be eligible for temporary SNAP benefits. Puerto Ricans who are recipients of the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) and have left their homes temporarily may be eligible to receive two months of federally funded SNAP benefits. Courtney Hawkins, Director of the RI Department of Human Services encourages those in need to seek assistance. “Rhode Island welcomes these American citizens who have sought temporary shelter here after evacuating…
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Natalia Denegri, la Hassenfeld Family Foundation, Adamari López y Johnny Lozada llevaron ayuda a Puerto Rico

Miami, FL - La actriz, presentadora y productora argentina Natalia Denegri junto a la fundación Hassenfeld Family Foundation donaron un avión para ayudar a la isla del encanto Puerto Rico en estos momentos en los que más lo necesitan. El vuelo fue encabezado por Adamari López, Johnny Lozada y Henry Zakka, que salió de Miami, rumbo a Puerto Rico con un cargamento de ayuda que incluía agua, comida, leche para niños, juguetes, productos de limpieza e higiene, así como pañales para bebé y artículos de primera necesidad. Acompañaron también al grupo, la primera dama de Miami, Ana Regalado, así como…
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Education

SPRINT’S 1MILLION PROJECT TO CONNECT 600 STUDENTS IN THE 2017•2018 SCHOOL YEAR

PROVIDENCE, RI - October 4, 2017 - Sprint (NYSE: S) and the Providence Public School District announced today that 600 high school students will receive the equipment and connectivity they need to complete their schoolwork from home as part of the 1 Million January, the Providence Public School District was one of 11 districts across the country to participate in the pilot launch of Sprint's 1 Million Project. The school district received 250 devices at that time. The 2017-2018 school year marks the first year of the initiative with more 180,000 students in 1,300 schools across 30 states. Every year…
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