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State Rep. Edith Ajello, D-Providence, proposed a bill that would legalize marijuana for adult purchase and consumption in R.I.

Metro

Bill would legalize marijuana in R.I.

February 7, 2013 1 comment

Proponents say the state could save money on law enforcement and raise revenue from sales taxes.

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Spotlight on the Statehouse: Feb. 7, 2013

February 7, 2013 0 comments

State legislators introduced a proposal to reinstate a policy of collecting data from traffic stops to curtail instances of racial profiling.

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R.I. legislators propose update to school safety plan

February 7, 2013 0 comments
This article is part of the series Gun Violence

The state aims to revamp school safety policy as a response to last year’s Sandy Hook shooting.

University News

Today in University history: Feb. 7

February 7, 2013 0 comments

The Herald reported that the entire campus was “left without heat or water” when two of the three boilers broke down earlier in the week.

Chafee proposed additional funds to public schools, colleges and universities in an effort to improve the economy.

Metro

R.I. officials praise Chafee’s proposed budget plan

January 31, 2013 0 comments

If the budget passes, the state will see no new taxes, and corporate taxes will decrease.

University News

Judge rules in DUI hit-and-run

January 31, 2013 1 comment

A woman who was convicted of injuring two students in a hit-and-run in spring 2011 was sentenced to one year in a minimum-security prison followed by two years of house arrest. Rhode Island resident Jessica Paden pleaded guilty to drunk driving among other charges. The students, Julia Unanue Banuchi ’14 […]

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Senate passes relief bill for Sandy damage

January 31, 2013 0 comments

Rhode Island will receive an as-of-yet undetermined portion of the $50.5 billion of aid.

Metro

State population declines, R.I. may lose House seat

January 24, 2013 0 comments

The decline corresponds with an unemployment rate that is among the highest in the nation.

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Food stamp apps on the rise in R.I.

December 7, 2012 0 comments

The number of citizens seeking food aid in November was the highest recorded in state history, according to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s “2012 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island” released last month.

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In wake of Sandy, R.I. receives federal aid

November 15, 2012 0 comments

When Hurricane Sandy ripped through New England Oct. 28 and 29, Rhode Island was left with close to $5.6 million of damages, the majority of which was concentrated in Newport, Bristol, Washington and Kent Counties. 

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