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Articles by George Miller (21)

Higher Ed

As winter looms, state adds beds for homeless

November 30, 2009 0 comments

Rhode Island has enjoyed a warm autumn, but the approach of winter has caused the state to increase the number of beds at homeless shelters — a measure that advocates for the state’s growing homeless population say won’t be enough.

Metro

Carcieri vetoes domestic partner bill

November 12, 2009 0 comments

Following last week’s special session at the General Assembly, Gov. Donald Carcieri ’65 issued a number of vetoes this week, canceling bills that would have allowed domestic partners to plan each other’s funerals and provide for special elections to fill Senate vacancies.

Metro

Foot chase ends in alleged assault of RISD officers

October 22, 2009 0 comments

Two Rhode Island School of Design public safety officers were assaulted during a foot chase Tuesday night, according to a police report. Luis Mendoza, 20, was wanted for breaking and entering when the chase began, according to Providence Police.

Metro

House to revise legislation next week

October 22, 2009 0 comments

Members of the Rhode Island House of Representatives can expect to deal with unfinished business — including a change to prostitution law — when they meet for a special session next week. The House will also hold talks on the economy before next year’s session, Speaker William Murphy, D-Dist. 26, wrote in a letter to representatives Monday.

Metro

Commission approves neighborhood plan

October 22, 2009 0 comments

After months of public comment, the City Plan Commission adopted a neighborhood plan for College Hill, Fox Point and Wayland Tuesday night over objections to some proposals regarding the waterfront. The plan’s recommendations will now be incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan, a long-term guide for the city’s development under Mayor David Cicilline’s ’83 Providence Tomorrow initiative.

Metro

Rhody considers consolidating services

October 15, 2009 0 comments

Rhode Island’s cities and towns, their budgets tighter than ever, are considering sharing services to save money.

Features

For a select squad, an anti-gang vigil

October 9, 2009 0 comments

After school Wednesday, three students are hanging out outside Gilbert Stuart Middle School in Providence. It’s been an hour or so since classes let out for the day, but they’re standing around talking to a grown man — a streetworker with the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, which aims to combat youth violence in the city.

Metro

Test scores still subpar for Providence schools

October 1, 2009 0 comments

Rhode Island students underperformed on standardized science tests for a second straight school year in 2009, and the state department of education is working with a Texas-based think tank to bring those scores up.

Metro

Rhody residents may receive extended unemployment benefits

September 24, 2009 0 comments

Rhode Island is among 27 states that may receive extended unemployment benefits, thanks to a bill passed by U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday.

Metro

Governor and state workers’ unions spar over layoffs

September 24, 2009 0 comments

The stalemate between Gov. Donald Carcieri ’65 and state workers’ unions continued yesterday, as union leaders rejected the state’s most recent plan to ease its budget woes. The proposed solution combines unpaid days off and delayed raises.

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