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WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island officials have ruled the quarry blast that injured two town employees and damaged multiple buildings accidental. The Westerly Sun reported Tuesday the state Fire Marshal's Office found the blast at the Westerly quarry did not violate state law or the state fire code. The Fire Marshal's Office has reinstated the quarry's blasting license after the owners promised to use an air horn to warn of upcoming explosions.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Senate has passed its first bill this session addressing sexual harassment. The Senate voted 34-1 Tuesday to require businesses with four or more employees to conduct sexual harassment training. The House has not considered the bill yet. Current law only encourages the training, and it applies to companies with 50 or more employees.

RICHMOND, R.I. (AP) - A boy who lost a stuffed animal on a highway has a new one thanks to the Rhode Island State Police. Four-year-old Will Ketcher wrote a letter asking police to search for his stuffed cheetah, Roger, after it fell out a car window onto Interstate 95. Patrols found no sign of Roger. The state police sent the boy a package explaining they did find another cheetah who wanted to live in New York, who they also made a state trooper.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Senate has passed a bill that would require presidential and vice presidential candidates to file five years' worth of tax returns in order to appear on the state's election ballots. The Senate voted 33-3 in favor of the measure. A House version of the bill has been held in a committee. Senate spokesman Greg Pare says, if the bill passes, President Donald Trump wouldn't appear on a future ballot unless he releases his returns.

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