PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island health officials say several children are being tested for a respiratory infection that is suspected of sickening dozens of boys and girls in at least 12 other states. WJAR-TV reports that the state Department of Health says it has seen an increase in children with respiratory infections.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Prospective developers of a casino at Newport Grand have endorsed a bid by city officials to highlight casino referendum questions in yellow to reduce voter confusion. The Newport Daily News Reports the City Council has unanimously voted to ask Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis to present the two casino-related questions on yellow paper to eliminate voter "uncertainty."
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - No additional cases of West Nile virus have been found in mosquitoes trapped in Rhode Island this month. State environmental officials announced last week the virus had been found in mosquitoes collected the week of September 2nd in the Great Swamp in South Kingstown.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The price of a gallon of regular gas in Rhode Island has fallen 3 cents to an average of $3.48. That's according to a weekly survey released today by AAA Southern New England. AAA says despite the drop, gas in Rhode Island is still more expensive on average than in the nation as a whole. The national average for regular unleaded this week is $3.39 per gallon, 9 cents less than in Rhode Island.
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