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The Reproductive Privacy Act seeks to protect an individual’s legal right to an abortion and protects medical professionals who perform abortion procedures from felony assault charges.

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R.I. passes law protecting abortion rights after months of public pressure

September 5, 2019 0 comments

Reproductive rights advocates secured a historic win on June 19 when Rhode Island lawmakers passed legislation that protects the legal right to abortion in the state.

The department aims to add eight to 10 new faculty members, including two endowed chairs, which should help to increase faculty interaction with undergraduates.

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Economics Department receives $25 million donation

April 25, 2019 0 comments

The Department of Economics is receiving a $25 million donation from Orlando Bravo ’92, according to a University press release.

267 Thayer previously hosted Thayer Street Deli, UMelt and a pop-up sandwich shop. The new Caliente Grill will be the restaurant’s second location in the state, with the first in Kingston near the University of Rhode Island.

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Caliente Mexican Grill to replace Thayer Street Deli

April 24, 2019 0 comments

Caliente Mexican Grill is set to open by the end of April as the most recent addition to Thayer Street’s restaurants.

City Council proposes Providence-wide plastic bag ban

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City Council proposes Providence-wide plastic bag ban

April 3, 2019 0 comments

City leaders are on the verge of banning single-use plastic bags in Providence, following the lead of ten other Rhode Island municipalities that have done the same.

The protest Friday was one of more than 1600 Youth Climate Rallies that took place throughout the country. The movement was inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.

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Youth rally, strike for climate legislation

March 18, 2019 0 comments

Young people from across Rhode Island joined a global climate strike Friday as they gathered outside the State House to demand immediate legislative action on climate change.

R.I. to expand health equity program

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R.I. to expand health equity program

March 11, 2019 0 comments

Non-profit community-based organizations and qualified municipalities have until March 15 to submit proposals for funding from the Rhode Island Department of Health, which follows the department’s announcement of a $1.4 million expansion in funding for Health Equity Zones.