In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave

...could receive if rolled out nationally.Rhode Island last year began allowing workers to...the program to Obama when he visited Rhode Island in October. "I don't know what we...people have taken paid family leave in Rhode Island so far. New Jersey and California are...
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Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity

...12 years, including 2004, when more than 10,000 square miles - about 6.5 million acres, or the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined - went up in flames.Hundreds of fires are dotting the state even now, including a growing blaze of about 1 square...
At Alaska Supreme Court, a session of Tracy Arm wrestling between Juneau and Petersburg

...constitution.At issue is a chunk of almost-uninhabited land, water and glacier about one and a half times the size of Rhode Island and between between Juneau and Petersburg.In 2012, Petersburg voters approved the creation of a unified city-borough...
Iraqi training goal to fall way short of recruits

...fractured. You can make a pretty powerful argument, in fact, that Iraq is no more," Smith said.Rep. James Langevin, D-Rhode Island, also wondered about divisions between the Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis. "Are we trying to artificially hold together an...
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New conductor carries baton from Los Angeles

...the Ocean State Symphony Orchestra in Rhode Island, a position that requires travel to...bachelor's degree at Providence College in Rhode Island, where he won the Leo S. Cannon Award...the Portsmouth Institute Orchestra in Rhode Island, which he now directs under its new...
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States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

...Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio and Rhode Island."We've listened to the voices of all stakeholders - educators, parents, and students - and are using the lessons learned...
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Trial begins in fight over control of oldest national synagogue

...address during the ceremony."It has stood as a beacon of religious freedom and tolerance in this country and the state of Rhode Island since it was dedicated in 1763," the Newport congregation's lawyer, Gary Naftalis, said during opening statements...
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My Turn: Medicaid reform is the real red herring

...Another of Keller's arguments is what he called "the perverted nature" of Medicaid expansion. As an example he cites the Rhode Island experience. What happened in 2014 is former Gov. Lincoln Chafee cut $40 million from the existing program to help close...
My Turn: Alaska Legislature should pass Bree's Law and Erin's Law

...protect themselves against not only being the victim of, but also the perpetrator of sexual abuse and physical assault? Rhode Island implemented a curriculum and policy on teen dating violence in all districts and teach it every year, from seventh through...
This has been a month of extreme weather around the world

...says.And on the other end of the country, New York; Boston; Hartford, Connecticut; Albany, New York; Providence, Rhode Island; and Concord, New Hampshire, all have received less than an inch of rain this month and are flirting with setting monthly...


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