PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Supporters and opponents of abortion rights are gathering at the Rhode Island Statehouse as lawmakers weigh legislation to require abortion providers to show a woman an ultrasound of the fetus before performing the procedure. The measure is one of several abortion-related bills scheduled to be reviewed today at the Statehouse by the House Judiciary Committee.
CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras (tuh-VEHR'-us) has unveiled a plan to address the "skills gap" that aims to train up to 3,750 workers over four years. "Training Rhode Island" calls for a specialized curriculum developed by the Community College of Rhode Island and businesses or groups of businesses with similar training needs.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - There will be no more free bus rides on days with unhealthy air quality in Rhode Island. WPRI-TV reports the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority says the program is ending due to lack of funding. The program had been operating for several years and offered free rides on RIPTA buses and trolleys whenever the state declares an Air Quality Alert.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says there are more reports that someone claiming to be from National Grid is calling Rhode Island utility customers to demand payment for past-due bills. The callers threaten to shut off service unless the customer agrees to wire money or provide their bank account information.
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