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US Unemployment Benefit Claims Increased Last Week

By Ken Bredemeier WASHINGTON – U.S. unemployment compensation claims increased again last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, as the world’s biggest economy continues to struggle to fully recover from the damage wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic.  The government said 770,000 workers filed for benefits last week, up 45,000 from the revised figure of the previous week.  Employers […]Read More

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US to Keep Expelling Adult Migrants at SW Border, but

By Ken Bredemeier WASHINGTON – Faced with a burgeoning migration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Biden administration vowed Tuesday to continue to expel most single adults and families trying to reach the United States but to help unaccompanied children find relatives in the U.S. or place them with vetted care givers. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro […]Read More

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US Unemployment Benefit Claims Edge Higher

By Ken Bredemeier WASHINGTON – U.S. unemployment compensation claims edged higher last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, as the world’s biggest economy still faces a daunting recovery from the damage wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic. The government said 745,000 workers filed for benefits last week, up 9,000 from the revised figure of the previous week. […]Read More

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RI Nets Over $8.75 Million for Conservation, Fish, and Wildlife

Federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration funds to help DEM conserve open spaces and nature & maintain outdoor recreational areas across RI WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) announced that the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is awarding the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) two grants […]Read More

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Pawtucket man sentenced to serve 10 years in state prison

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that a Pawtucket man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve 10 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to felony charges stemming from his role in a 2020 drive-by shooting on Jefferson Avenue in Pawtucket. Jayquan Parker (age 26) pleaded […]Read More

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New Be Kind RI Website Matches Volunteers with Nearby Neighbors

Participants can sign-up to receive free text message requests, and provide food pick-up and delivery to fight hunger. PROVIDENCE, RI—  During this pandemic, Rhode Islanders have suffered deep losses. We’ve lost friends, family, and neighbors to COVID, and continue to watch as many are still struggling with its lingering effects.  We have masked over our smiles, socially distanced […]Read More

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100 Years Young & Generations Yet to Come: AAA’s School

National Commemoration Highlights Former Cranston Officer AAA is proud to celebrate its School Safety Patrol program’s centennial anniversary. For 100 years, Patrollers around the world have provided school-aged children an extra sense of safety and security when going to and from school. The program and its more than 440 Lifesaving Award recipients have contributed to […]Read More