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Raimondo’s Statement on Rhode Island’s Unemployment Rate

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. "Since January, the Rhode Island economy has added over 6,000 jobs. These numbers are encouraging, but we still have a long way to go to create high-wage, high-skill, family-supporting jobs. As we look ahead to 2016, we remain committed to growing our existing companies and attracting new businesses, and helping everyone make it in Rhode Island."
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Ligero descenso en tasa desempleo

Rhode Island - La tasa de desempleo en el estado bajo ligeramente a % en Noviembre, un décimo de punto porcentual menos del mes anterior. El Departamento de Empleo y Entrenamiento de Rhode Island que dio a conocer la cifra dijo que el estado agrego 8,000 empleos desde Noviembre 2014. Por su parte la Gobernadora Gina Raimondo se pronunció diciendo “”Estas cifras son alentadoras, pero tenemos aún un largo camino que recorrer para crear empleos que paguen bien y sirvan para mantener a una familia”.
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Rep. Tobon to reintroduce bill requiring police to destroy records of those ‘Fitting the Description’

STATE HOUSE - Rep. Carlos E. Tobon will reintroduce legislation in the upcoming 2016 General Assembly session supporting the 'Fitting the Description' movement and requiring law enforcement to automatically destroy all arrest records for those who are victims of mistaken or wrongful arrests. Representative Tobon's legislation passed the House of Representatives last year but did not pass the Senate. "This is common sense legislation that has sadly been ignored for far too long, adversely affecting too many people and creating more unneeded division between law enforcement and the public," said Representative Tobon (D-Dist. 58, Pawtucket). "Upstanding citizens should not have…
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Raimondo Works with RIPTA to Balance Options for Riders, Budget Constraints

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, working with the leadership of the Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA), is encouraging the RIPTA board to consider new alternatives to the proposed fare increases for the elderly and people with disabilities. "When it comes to our most vulnerable riders of public transit, we must make sure we are weighing all options because mobility is an important part of being able to live independently," Raimondo said. "I am grateful to the leaders at RIPTA for working with our health and human service agencies to find a solution that balances the needs of these…
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Courtesy of NBC News - Suzanne Gamboa As part of our NBC Latino Political Profiles series we are featuring Hispanics who are in elected office or are running or actively involved in local, state or national races. WASHINGTON, DC -- A few months after taking office, Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea learned that the driver's license office was refusing to transfer the licenses of drivers who moved to the state from Puerto Rico. Officials said they couldn't verify the licenses because they couldn't access Puerto Rico's driver's license database, as they could for states. Gorbea, who was born in…
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Driver Comes Forward In Fatal Hit-and-Run

Providence, RI – On December 9, 2015 at approximately 17:08 hours, Providence Police responded to the area of Mount Pleasant Avenue and Cathedral Avenue for a report of a pedestrian struck. The vehicle had been operating northerly on Mount Pleasant Avenue when it struck the pedestrian before fleeing the scene.   At approximately 18:40 hours, a female by the name of Tarchae Powell (age 19) of Providence, Rhode Island walked into Providence Police Headquarters to report that she was driving the vehicle that fled from the scene after striking the pedestrian on Mount Pleasant Avenue.   Powell was later charged…
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Oficial de policia se retira luego de controvertido informe

Rhode Island - En Pawtucket, El Mayor de la policía Bruce Moreau se retiró luego de que el periodista Jim Hummel reportara que Moreau jugaba al golf o estaba en su casa durante sus horas de trabajo.  El Director de Seguridad Publica Antonio Pires dice que Moreau se retiró el lunes.  El caso de Moreau fue presentado en el Hummel Report en el 2014 que se caracteriza por denunciar el abuso de  recursos
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Rhode Island Foundation anuncia becas por $2.7 millones

Rhode Island - Rhode Island Foundation anuncio el martes que ha otorgado $ millones en becas de su Fondo para un Rhode Island Saludable, para mejorar la calidad y el acceso al cuidado de la salud en el estado.  El presidente de Rhode Island Foundation Neil Steinberg dijo “un cuidado asequible y de calidad es una de nuestras prioridades.  Nuestro objetivo es poner a prueba modelos que tienen el potencial de ser mejorados”.  $ millones serán compartidos en becas para cinco iniciativas que se centran en probar modelos de pago, y para alinear los incentivos en la salud pública, servicios sociales,…
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Hombre enfrenta cargos luego de persesucion policial

Rhode Island - Las autoridades presentaron cargos de posesión de un vehículo robado, eludir a la policía y agresión simple en contra de Andre Savage de Providence de 20 años quien manejando un vehículo robado en Cranston, llevo a la policía en una persecución policial la madrugada del lunes que termino en Providence  cuando se estrelló con un árbol y el auto se incendió. Savage y sus dos pasajeros sostuvieron serias lesiones y fueron llevados al Hospital Rhode Island
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