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As trial over pension reform nears, past controversies resurface

As trial over pension reform nears, past controversies resurface

January 30, 2015 0 comments

Unions representing public employees filed suit in the Rhode Island Superior Court in June 2012: The case is set to go before a jury this April.

Claude Arnell Millhouse works with his afterschool students during the second meeting of Intracity Geeks. Millhouse said he plans to teach young students HTML, CSS and Robotc.

Providence tech initiatives inspire middle, high school students

January 29, 2015 0 comments

This January marks the beginning of two new programs in Providence targeting gender and socioeconomic disparities in the technology sector.

Students, parents, teachers and members of the American Civil Liberties Union expressed concern that if the bill were implemented immediately, schools would have little time to adapt to its effects.

R.I. schools can administer new standardized test starting in March

January 29, 2015 0 comments

PARCC, a standardized test that has been administered in the U.S. only in its trial phase, will be given to Rhode Island high school students in March.

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

Proposed bill demands mandatory GMO labeling in R.I.

January 29, 2015 48 comments

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

Potential bill centers on police surveillance

January 27, 2015 0 comments

House Deputy Majority Whip Joseph Almeida, D-Providence, intends on introducing legislation to equip Rhode Island police with body cameras.

The former home of Shades Plus is now occupied by Mighty Sharp Barber Shop, which opened its doors Dec. 18.

Barber shop, kabob restaurant join Thayer

January 26, 2015 1 comment

In the wake of Spats’ closing, new additions to Thayer Street this semester are slated to include a barber shop and a kabob wrap restaurant.

Gas prices across the country have dropped, enabling Rhode Island residents to travel and heat their homes more affordably.

U. energy bill unchanged despite lower prices

January 26, 2015 0 comments

In keeping with a national trend, Rhode Island’s gas prices have fallen from $3.38 per gallon to $2.16 per gallon over the past year.

Ocean State addresses high drug, alcohol addiction rates

Ocean State addresses high drug, alcohol addiction rates

January 26, 2015 0 comments

Rhode Island was ranked third in alcohol poisoning deaths and first in illicit drug use, according to findings from the Centers for Disease Control.

Legislation proposes driver’s licenses for immigrants

January 23, 2015 0 comments

The push to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants in Rhode Island gained new traction last week.

Sen. Reed’s bill brings National Historical Park to state

Sen. Reed’s bill brings National Historical Park to state

January 23, 2015 0 comments

The Blackstone River Valley — a national heritage corridor for 28 years — has been designated a national historical park.