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RI First Gentleman Andy Moffit deliver remarks to mark World AIDS Day

News Podcast LPR News World AIDS Day 2016 The Rhode Island HIV & STI Prevention Coalition WASHINGTON — For nearly three decades every December 1, we’ve heard about the tragedy of AIDS. Activists the world over put a spotlight on the AIDS virus on this day. They encourage testing and distribute leaflets with information on HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, including how it spreads and how to keep from getting it. The United Nations Secretariat Building in New York is lighted with the red AIDS ribbon. AIDS has killed 35 million people since the start of the pandemic. It’s…
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Raimondo’s Statement on Preschool Development Grants

Rhode Island to Receive $6 million in Federal Funding for Early Education PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement that Rhode Island will receive $6 million in federal funding for early education: "We are pleased the Department of Education has announced Rhode Island will receive full funding - $6,043,131 - for year three of our Preschool Development Grant. In announcing the funding today for 18 states, the Department of Education noted Rhode Island was one of only six states that met or exceeded targets for the number of young children served. We recognize…
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Raimondo Announces Effort to Prepare Rhode Island for Leadership in 5G Wireless

State seeks industry collaboration to accelerate deployment of next-generation communications networks PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intention to position Rhode Island at the forefront of the development of next-generation broadband networks, including 5G (Fifth Generation Wireless) networks. "To make Rhode Island one of the most desirable places to live, work and do business in America, we need to build the infrastructure of the future," Governor Raimondo said. "We are sending a signal that Rhode Island is open for business as a lab state for innovation - the ideal place to test new technologies like 5G…
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Providence Department of Public Safety Tree Lighting Ceremony

Wednesday morning the Providence Police and Fire Department had their first Annual tree lighting ceremony at the Providence Public Safety Complex. There was a special performance by the Central High School Choir and of course a visit from Santa Claus. Major Oscar Perez was asked “How do you feel about this Christmas event?” The Mayor responded “Happy, we are here to celebrate with our community and students of Central high School. It is important for the police that the children of our communities see that we (policemen) celebrate these holidays.” Oscar continued “In our countries of origin the celebration is…
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New Federal Funding to Support Healthcare Transformation and Jobs for the Future

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Secretary Elizabeth Roberts announced that Rhode Island has partnered with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to leverage nearly $130 million in federal funds over the next five years to further transform our healthcare system to support better care and healthier Rhode Islanders. These funds would not be possible without our state colleges and universities who helped us achieve a federal match on their existing public expenditures, or the hard work of the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation. Here's what our partners in the federal government and higher education are…
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New Recreation Center Opens at Pleasant View Elementary School

PROVIDENCE, —Majority Whip Jo-Ann Ryan (Ward 5) today hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new recreation center at Pleasant View Elementary School. Ryan was joined by Mayor Jorge Elorza, Council President Luis Aponte, Superintendent of Providence Schools Christopher Maher, leaders from Providence Public Schools and the Providence Recreation Department, representatives from City Year and the YMCA, and Pleasant View students, families, teachers and staff. An invocation was led by Fr. Thomas More Garrett, “Residents across the fifth ward have asked for a community recreation center; a place for children to go after school to socialize…
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RI Leverages Nearly $130 Million in Federal Dollars to Continue to Transform Healthcare System

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Health and Human Services Secretary Elizabeth Roberts today announced the next step in Rhode Island's healthcare system transformation efforts that will increase access to quality, affordable care and build healthier communities. Rhode Island has received $ million in federal funds that will better position the State to meet 21st-century healthcare needs and demands. In partnership with the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the funds will be used to implement Medicaid payment models that result in better health outcomes and better-quality care, and to strengthen the state's healthcare workforce pipeline.…
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Raimondo, Roberts to Announce Reinventing Medicaid 2.0 Healthcare Transformation

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Health and Human Services Secretary Elizabeth Roberts will announce the next step in Rhode Island's healthcare system transformation efforts that will increase access to quality, affordable care and build healthier communities. As a part of Reinventing Medicaid - Health System Transformation, Rhode Island will: * Improve health outcomes for the one in four Rhode Islanders enrolled in Medicaid. * Leverage millions of dollars of additional federal funds to continue transforming Rhode Island's healthcare system. * Focus on better coordination of care through our managed care organizations and new provider partnerships. * Ensure Rhode…
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Shop locally for ‘Small Business Saturday’

RI - When you support local businesses, you’re helping our state economy, supporting our neighbors, friends and family, and keeping our momentum going! Governor Gina Raimondo joined Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline and Rhode Island Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed in Newport to remind Rhode Islanders to shop locally and support the state's small businesses. The SBA says there are more than 96,000 small businesses in Rhode Island, or about 96 percent of the state's businesses. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza joined local businesses representatives and community members to relaunch Providence’s #ThinkPVD campaign encouraging residents and visitors…
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