AS Daily News Roundup: Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Table of Contents
Business and Finance
ProJo: Supporters up the ante
Education
ProJo: Questions abound Regents’ takeover of schools
ProJo: Remembering those lost, giving voice to their stories
ProJo: New future eyed for old schools
ProJo: RIC nursing school to boost veteran care
ProJo: Film on bullying to air locally
Health and Wellness
WRNI: RI launches accessible taxi program
PBN: Kent Hospital puts spotlight on drug overdoses, deaths
GoLocalProv: State employees to take physical activity challenge
Politics and Government
WRNI: Pawtucket looking into shared services
WPRI: New gig for Chafee’s policy chief Daniels; Mahoney takes over
ProJo: Data support claim that R.I. exports are surging
ProJo: R.I. improves death-disclosure law
Opinion
ProJo: How financial disasters can change the political playbook
ProJo Letters to the Editor: Right to work in R.I. / Lottery for schools

Business and Finance

ProJo: Supporters up the ante (A1)
By Paul Grimaldi
PROVIDENCE –– Rhode Island labor and business groups revved up their campaign machine Monday afternoon at a joint rally in Providence supporting the introduction of table gambling at Twin River.

Education

ProJo: Questions abound Regents’ takeover of schools (A3)
By Jennifer D. Jordan
PROVIDENCE –– State education officials say they are still sorting through the implications of Governor Chafee’s request that they take “immediate” control over the fragile Central Falls School District “to ensure that the needs of the students of Central Falls are well met.”

ProJo: Remembering those lost, giving voice to their stories (A4)
By Tatiana Pina
The conversations spread out early Monday morning across Brown University’s Lincoln Field like a flock of small birds disturbed by a sudden movement.

ProJo: New future eyed for old schools (A5)
By Barbara Polichetti
WARWICK –– Mayor Scott Avedisian wants to find out if two of the four elementary school buildings that have closed in recent years are of any use to the city or should be sold.

ProJo: RIC nursing school to boost veteran care (A6)
By G. Wayne Miller
PROVIDENCE — Jane Williams, dean of Rhode Island College’s School of Nursing, was among a handful of national nursing leaders who met last week with First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of the vice president, to promote a national effort to improve education of nursing students in the treatment of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and other combat-related issues. Families of veterans are expected to benefit as well.

ProJo: Film on bullying to air locally (A9)
By Jennifer D. Jordan
PROVIDENCE –– The controversial documentary “Bully” is coming to Rhode Island this weekend.

Health and Wellness

WRNI: RI launches accessible taxi program
By Megan Hall

Traveling around the state just got a little easier for Rhode Islanders with wheelchairs. Residents with disabilities can now choose from a fleet of 13 accessible taxis.

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wrni/news.newsmain/article/7035/0/1920821/Healthcare/RI.launches.accessible.taxi.program

PBN: Kent Hospital puts spotlight on drug overdoses, deaths
By Richard Asinof

WARWICK – A spike in drug overdoses being treated at Kent Hospital –seven out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the past eight weeks have resulted in five deaths – led hospital and state officials to alert and educate the community about what they see as a public health emergency.

http://pbn.com/Kent-Hospital-puts-spotlight-on-drug-overdoses-deaths-,66915

GoLocalProv: State employees to take physical activity challenge
By News Team

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 60 percent of U.S. adults do not engage in the recommended amounts of physical activity to maintain good health. Additionally, a recent State of Rhode Island employee survey showed that nearly 85 percent of State employees would like to increase their daily physical activity level.

http://www.golocalprov.com/news/new-state-employees-to-take-physical-activity-challenge/

Politics and Government

WRNI: Pawtucket looking into shared services 
By Ian Donnis

Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebrien says the state gave him a green light to form a panel to talk about sharing municipal services. Grebien says he thinks Pawtucket can offer services that would save money for other communities and generate income for Pawtucket.

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wrni/news.newsmain/article/1/0/1921654/RIPR.News/Pawtucket.looking.into.shared.services

WPRI: New gig for Chafee’s policy chief Daniels; Mahoney takes over
By Ted Nesi

Brian Daniels, who’s been Governor Chafee’s director of policy since he took office, is taking a new job across the street at the Department of Administration.

http://blogs.wpri.com/2012/04/16/new-gig-for-chafees-policy-chief-daniels-mahoney-takes-over/

ProJo: Data support claim that R.I. exports are surging (A7)
By Alex Kuffner
The Rhode Island economy is stagnating. While other parts of the country are starting to recover from the recession, the Ocean State is stuck in place, with little job growth and an unemployment rate far above the national average.

ProJo: R.I. improves death-disclosure law (A9)
By Lynn Arditi
Rhode Island is one of 11 states that have improved their disclosure laws related to children who died or nearly died as a result of abuse or neglect, according to a report released Tuesday by two national child-advocacy organizations.

Opinion

ProJo: How financial disasters can change the political playbook (B7)
By Edward Achorn
Have our financial woes become so scary that Americans are actually prepared to reward leaders for courageously confronting those problems?

ProJo Letters to the Editor: Right to work in R.I. / Lottery for schools (B7)
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