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RI’s First Female Governor On Historic Clinton Nomination

July 28, 2016

As Democrat Hillary Clinton was getting ready to shatter a glass ceiling Thursday as the first woman ever to accept a presidential nomination from a major U.S. political party, Governor Gina Raimondo was preparing to return home to watch Clinton’s speech on television with her family.

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Muslim DNC Delegates Reflect On Their Position In This Election

July 28, 2016

Greetings of As-salaam-Alaikum — “Peace be unto you” — echo throughout a conference room in downtown Philadelphia. Muslim voters from around the country settle in with smiles, handshakes and hugs. An imam opens the luncheon with a prayer.

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Language In Democratic Party Platform Handles Climate Change Like An All-Out War

July 27, 2016

Thursday night, Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Much has been said already about the speeches, the Sanders supporters walking out, the musical acts, but not much has been said about climate change — one of the many issues in the 51-page Democratic Party platform.

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Comparing The Convention In Cleveland To The One In Philadelphia

July 26, 2016

With back-to-back political conventions in the deep of summer, you’d be forgiven for losing track which was in Cleveland and which was in Philadelphia. In fact, if you strip away the politics, the conventions themselves actually have a few things in common — most notably that with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, both parties are nominating candidates unlike any other in modern history.

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Blades For Block Island Wind Farm Resting At ProvPort

July 25, 2016

At a private tour at ProvPort, state officials got a close look at blades that will eventually spin at the Block Island Wind Farm, contracted to the company Deepwater Wind.

The 15 blades are each more than 240 feet long and weigh an impressive 29 tons. Several tower components of the five-turbine project have also arrived at ProvPort.

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In RI, Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein On Her Platform And White House Race

July 22, 2016

Jill Stein is on the ballot in 22 states and Washington, D.C. She’ll need a thousand signatures by September to add Rhode Island to the list.

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Forthcoming National GMO Labeling Law Leaves Manufacturers And Consumers In Limbo

July 22, 2016

President Obama is expected to sign a federal GMO labeling bill into law soon. This would nullify Vermont’s labeling law, as well as laws passed by Connecticut and Maine that have not been enacted yet — effective immediately.

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Could Mountain Lions Help Solve Connecticut’s Deer Problem?

July 21, 2016

Each year, thousands of deer are killed on Connecticut roads and highways. Those collisions can lead to costly insurance claims, injuries, and deaths — which made scientists wonder what would happen to deer, and to us, if an elusive carnivore came back to the northeast: the mountain lion.

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RNC Check-in on WNPR’s The Colin McEnroe Show

July 21, 2016

The Republican National Convention in Cleveland wraps up today following a speech by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Many of the fears we had for the convention – about protests turned violent, an overwhelmed Cleveland police department, and an unexpected coup by insurgents from the anti-Trump movement – never came to pass.

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As Trump Becomes Official Nominee, The Traditional ‘Yankee Republican’ May Be Changing

July 21, 2016

On Tuesday, Republican delegates from across the country gathered at a benefit BBQ and concert hosted in part by former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown. Brown’s daughter Ayla sang country music and played guitar on stage while beach balls and hats were tossed into the crowd.

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