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One of the bills would restrict Concealed Carrier Permit holders from bringing firearms into schools. Rhode Island is one of four states currently allowing CCP holders to enter schools with firearms.

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R.I. House hears gun safety bills endorsed by Governor, Attorney General

March 20, 2019 0 comments

Three gun safety bills endorsed by Gov. Gina Raimondo and Attorney General Peter Neronha were heard Tuesday at the House Judiciary Committee hearing.

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.

Founded by two RISD graduates, INDO- creates furniture that blends traditional and contemporary styles.

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Grants award, fund local designers

March 15, 2019 0 comments

A shared warehouse in South Providence contains a maze of construction tools, half-finished wooden furniture, geometric light fixtures and the buzz of five different design studios.

The Senate voted Wednesday evening to expand the Senate President’s power over committee appointments. But the new rule faced backlash over what was called “a power grab” by Senator Sam Bell PhD ‘16.

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Senators approve bill to effectively eliminate filibustering

March 14, 2019 0 comments

After four hours of argument over changes to Rhode Island Senate rules Wednesday night, the senators voted to approve a bill that will effectively end filibusters and increase the Senate President’s power over committee assignments. The rewritten R.I. Senate rules bill passed the Senate floor 33-3.

R.I. Secretary of State champions early voting

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R.I. Secretary of State champions early voting

March 13, 2019 0 comments

Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea has proposed a system for early voting in the Ocean State.

Metro Roundup, March 13

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Metro Roundup, March 13

March 13, 2019 0 comments

R.I. state colleges experience decline in enrollment Rhode Island’s public university and colleges have seen a decline in enrollment, according to the New England Board of Higher Education, the Associated Press reported.

The Downtown Design Review Committee met with Fane Tower’s lead designer on Monday for a pre-approval review of the building proposal.

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Controversial Fane Tower moves closer to approval

March 12, 2019 0 comments

Hope Point Tower is one step closer to approval following a public meeting between the tower’s design team and the Downtown Design Review Committee, which together evaluated the building’s proposed design Monday afternoon.

Reid spoke Monday to advise groups and individuals for the upcoming 2020 presidential election. She emphasized the use of local news outlets, such as CBS, NBC and others to spread propaganda.

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MSNBC’s Reid discusses media, politics, 2020

March 12, 2019 0 comments

Joy-Ann Reid, an MSNBC host and political commentator, began her Monday evening talk at the Watson Institute for International Relations and Public Affairs by stressing that “it is very hard to unseat an incumbent president.”

Members of Sunrise Rhode Island, politicians and other activists gathered at the State House in support of a Green New Deal for Rhode Island. House Resolution 5665 would support research on economic, social and environmental progress in the state. A matching Senate resolution will be introduced shortly.

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State moves to support research on R.I. Green New Deal

March 12, 2019 0 comments

Promises of a Green New Deal at the national level trickled down to the Ocean State Thursday, when politicians and community activists alike gathered in the Rhode Island State House to announce plans to research the possibilities for a state Green New Deal.

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.