Governor to Announce Manufacturing Initiative

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo will visit Luca + Danni tomorrow to release details on the Rhode Island Manufacturing Initiative, a comprehensive package of proposals that are designed to expand modern manufacturing and ensure that Rhode Islanders have access to workforce training programs to learn the necessary skills to compete in the advanced economy. The Governor has made revitalizing Rhode Island's manufacturing industry a key focus for her administration. In her State of the State address and FY 2018 budget submission, she has proposed new initiatives that will not only assist in growing the manufacturing industry in Rhode…
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Remarks by Joe Paolino today on future of Providence’s St. Joseph Hospital

When I became Chairman of the Board of the Downtown Improvement District, Mayor Elorza and I started a public dialogue and met with the hardworking social service partners that you see here today. Meeting with them and creating a series of recommendations, we realized that what our city and state need more than anything is affordable and accessible housing. And so what began in the summer as a goal to ban smoking in Kennedy Plaza and panhandling in the City of Providence has been expanded to help not just our homeless veterans, who deserve a warm, safe place to sleep…
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Raimondo Announces Next Generation Library Challenge

Press Conference PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the Studio Rhode Next Generation Libraries Challenge, an innovative approach to supporting public libraries with new technology and training to engage with Rhode Islanders in the digital age. "Libraries are an integral part of every community," Raimondo said. "My grandfather learned English at his local public library, and it was hearing about the closure of libraries around the state that inspired me to get involved with public service. As our world changes, Rhode Islanders need these vital centers of knowledge to keep up with the times, so they can…
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Fmr. RI House Finance Chairman to Plead Guilty to Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft, Tax Charges

Fmr. RI House Finance Chairman to Plead Guilty to Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft, Tax Charges PROVIDENCE – According to signed documents filed in District Court in Providence today, Raymond E. Gallison, Jr., 64, of Bristol, , a former member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives and House Finance Committee Chairman, has agreed to plead guilty to federal mail fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and filing false tax return charges. According to signed court documents, Gallison will admit to wide-ranging fraudulent and deceptive conduct to steal private money and hide his misuse of public money, and covering his tracks…
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Obama’s ‘thank you’ letter to the American people on final day as president

My fellow Americans, It's a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place. It's a letter meant to share what we know, what we've learned, and what small wisdom may help our successor bear the great responsibility that comes with the highest office in our land, and the leadership of the free world. But before I leave my note for our 45th president, I wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th.…
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Raimondo Host Free College Rally at Cranston East

Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Education Commissioner Ken Wagner and seniors at Cranston East High School, rally in support of her proposal to knock down the financial barriers to obtaining a college degree by providing two years of free college to all Rhode Islanders. Raimondo's plan guarantees two years of free college for every Rhode Island student at who graduates on time from the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island, beginning with high school seniors who graduate this spring. RHODE ISLAND'S PROMISE
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Providence Public Schools: “Stay in School” on Friday

Providence Public Schools: "Stay in School" on Friday The district sends automated calls to high school parents urging them to tell students not to participate in planned walkout Providence Public School District Superintendent Christopher N. Maher has gone on record saying he does not support a student walkout on Inauguration Day. High school parents throughout the city will get to hear this in Maher's own voice when they receive an automated phone call from the district this evening. Known as a ParentLink, these calls are frequently sent in English and Spanish to share important messages with Providence Public School families.…
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Members of the Rhode Island State Police arrest a Woman for Two Counts of Child Snatching after Thirty-One Years of being Reported Missing

Kelly Yates and her sister Kimberly were allegedly abducted by their non-custodial mother, Elaine Carolyn Yates. A felony warrant for Child Snatching was issued for her on November 16, 1988. Ms. Elaine Yates and her two daughters have been missing since the initial missing persons report of August 1985. On or about August 26, 1985, a missing persons complaint was filed by Mr. Russell Yates. This report involved his wife, Elaine C. Yates (Pigeon) and two children, who left Warwick and have not been seen since. The two children identified as Kimberly and Kelly were 3 ½ years old and…
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Raimondo Proposes Two Years of Free College for Every Rhode Islander

Rhode Island's Promise' will make Rhode Island the nation's first state to offer free college for every student PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today at the Ministers Alliance of Rhode Island's 34th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, announced a historic proposal to knock down the financial barriers to obtaining a college degree by providing two years of free college to all Rhode Islanders. Raimondo's free-college plan, Rhode Island's Promise, guarantees two years of free college for every Rhode Island student at who graduates on time from the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and…
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