WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has signed into law three bills dealing with women's health care issues. The Democratic governor on Thursday also called on state lawmakers to pass legislation codifying the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade's abortion protections into Rhode Island law. The bills Raimondo signed deal with access to contraceptive care, mastectomies and prenatal care.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Two health care companies are joining Rhode Island's bus authority to help sponsor a new electric bicycle rental service in Providence. Jump Bikes, owned by Uber Technologies, plans to launch its citywide service in late August at a cost of $2 for each half hour of riding.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A former Rhode Island state lawmaker wants some charges that he traded nude photos of his then-girlfriend without her knowledge dismissed because he says he took the photos in another state. Former Republican Sen. Nicholas Kettle is asking the court to dismiss three of the 10 counts of video voyeurism he faces for allegedly taking nude photos of his ex-girlfriend without her knowledge. Kettle resigned in February.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's unemployment rate ticked down to 4.3 percent in June. The state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday the rate was one-tenth of a percentage point lower than in May. The state's unemployment rate is three-tenths of a percentage point higher than the national rate of 4.0 percent.
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