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Jul 25, 2011 | ProJo

ProJo: Final State House tribute for former R.I. Gov. Bruce Sundlun

Family, former staff, state leaders and ordinary citizens paid their respects to late Gov. Bruce G. Sundlun on Saturday as he was honored in the rotunda of the Rhode Island capitol. Throughout the afternoon, people gathered in the hallways above the landing where his coffin rested and shared stories about a man who became a Rhode Island legend.

Jul 22, 2011 | O Jornal

O Jornal: House Committee approves Lajes Base amendment

The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee yesterday by voice vote adopted an amendment related to the Azores Cooperative Initiatives Program (ACIP), authorizing activities related to cooperation programs resulting from the usage of the U.S. base in the Azores.

Jul 22, 2011 | Providence Journal Blog

Providence Journal Blog: Sundlun death: Rep. Cicilline remembers 'a great friend'

U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement on the death of former Gov. Bruce Sundlun: "Tonight I join my fellow Rhode Islanders in offering sympathy to the Sundlun family as we mourn the passing of Bruce Sundlun, a very talented and effective governor for our state."

Jul 22, 2011 | WPRI-TV

WPRI –TV: Fmr. RI gov. Bruce Sundlun has died

Former Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun died on Thursday. He was 91.

Jul 22, 2011 | Public Radio of Armenia, Armenian Weekly, and Assyrian National News Agency

Public Radio of Armenia: House Foreign Affairs Committee passes Berman-Cicilline amendment calling on Turkey to return Christian Churches

With a vote of 43 to 1, the House Foreign Affairs Committee overwhelmingly adopted the Berman-Cicilline Amendment, calling on Turkey pressing Turkey to return stolen Christian churches and to end its repression of its Christian minority, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

Jul 20, 2011 | WPRI (TV)

WPRI (TV): New health care complex breaks ground

Issues: Health Care

Ground breaking began at the new health care complex in Pawtucket on Monday. The new medical complex is a $6.7-million facility for Blackstone Valley Community Health Care (BVCHC).

Jul 20, 2011 | Pawtucket Times

Pawtucket Times: Ground broken for community health care facility

Issues: Health Care

Despite a tough economy, Blackstone Valley Community Health Care broke ground Monday morning on a $6.7 million new medical complex at 33 East Ave.

Jul 15, 2011 | Pawtucket Times

Pawtucket Times: RIPTA unveils hybrid trolleys

Issues: Energy

“There’s nothing prettier riding on Rhode Island’s roads today,” exclaimed Robert Billington, president of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, as he stood in front of one of the new diesel-hybrid trolleys that Pawtucket has just received from the Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority.

Jul 15, 2011 | Daily Kos

Daily Kos: Time to Get Out of Afghanistan

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

The President was right in his speech last month that we need to begin bringing our troops home from Afghanistan. But a counter-terrorism strategy doesn’t need 70,000 boots on the ground, any more than it needed 100,000 boots on the ground. What the president needed to tell us is how – and when – he’s going to bring all the troops home.

Jul 13, 2011 | Providence Business News

Providence Business News: Providence gets funding to liven Kennedy Plaza

Rhode Island has been awarded a $200,000 “Our Town” grant to help upgrade Kennedy Plaza and make it a livelier center of arts and culture, the state’s congressional delegation announced Tuesday.