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Harvard prof looks at equality of opportunity

March 3, 2015 0 comments

“You could reasonably have different views on the subject of inequality,” said Harvard Professor Raj Chetty in a lecture and panel discussion Monday.

Two bills aim to raise minimum, subminimum wages

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Two bills aim to raise minimum, subminimum wages

February 25, 2015 2 comments

One bill would hike the minimum wage from $9.00 to $10.10, while another would gradually increase the subminimum wage to equal the regular minimum by 2020.

Full-day kindergarten funding could increase

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Full-day kindergarten funding could increase

February 13, 2015 0 comments

A bill introduced in the General Assembly last month would increase funding for new full-day kindergarten programs beginning next fall.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, almost three quarters of all supermarket foods contain genetically modified ingredients.

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Proposed bill demands mandatory GMO labeling in R.I.

January 29, 2015 69 comments

Legislation introduced Jan. 15 would require genetically engineered products in Rhode Island to be clearly labeled “produced with genetic engineering.”

Former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos argues Latin American governments must do a better job representing and protecting citizens.

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Former Chilean president forecasts economic growth

October 8, 2014 5 comments

“We are closing a political, economic and social cycle in Latin America, and therefore, we are about to begin a new way of looking at things.”

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Taveras releases plan to promote sustainability in Providence

September 11, 2014 0 comments

Last week, Mayor Angel Taveras unveiled a comprehensive proposal outlining plans to promote sustainability in Providence.

More public seating areas and green spaces are two major installments of the Thayer Street redevelopment project. The redesigned commercial district will also feature bicycle parking and tree improvements.

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Paxson, Taveras to launch new Thayer St. rollout

September 4, 2014 1 comment

President Paxson and Mayor Taveras will cut a ribbon to symbolize the official opening of the “new and improved” Thayer Street commercial district Sept. 28.

U., city officials announce Thayer St. changes

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U., city officials announce Thayer St. changes

May 6, 2014 4 comments

City and U. officials announced several planned changes to Thayer Street — including new green space, a trash compactor and curb changes — Tuesday morning.

Mayor Angel Taveras is currently a frontrunner in the race for Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s ’75 P’14 P’17 seat.

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Taveras’ agenda bolsters police authority

April 24, 2014 0 comments

Mayor Angel Taveras testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of the city’s annual legislative agenda April 15.

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Mayoral candidates tackle city education, infrastructure

April 17, 2014 2 comments

Mayoral candidates discussed plans to boost Providence’s economy, reduce violence, improve the public school system and support city libraries.