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R.I. college students navigate politics on different campuses

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R.I. college students navigate politics on different campuses

November 2, 2018 0 comments

When Alyssa Cohen enrolled in Providence College she expected a conservative campus because of its Catholic affiliation. But she said she was not anticipating the difficulties that accompanied her liberal views.

Gubernatorial candidate’s spokesperson resigns over offensive tweets

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Gubernatorial candidate’s spokesperson resigns over offensive tweets

November 2, 2018 0 comments

Andrew Augustus resigned as a spokesperson for Mayor of Cranston Allan Fung’s gubernatorial campaign after misogynistic and racist tweets from his time at Rhode Island College were discovered this week.

Burrillville power plant looms large in gubernatorial race

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Burrillville power plant looms large in gubernatorial race

November 2, 2018 0 comments

Nationally, climate change is a partisan issue with clearly assigned camps. The Democratic National Committee addresses climate change 24 times in its 2016 platform, while the Republican National Committee makes only three mentions.

Whitehouse, Flanders face off for Senate seat

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Whitehouse, Flanders face off for Senate seat

November 2, 2018 0 comments

On Nov. 6, incumbent Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., will face off against Republican and former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert Flanders ’71 in the Rhode Island Senate midterm elections.

Community members lit candles in remembrance of the 11 victims of the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

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Interfaith vigil mourns Tree of Life victims

October 29, 2018 0 comments

Following the recent mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, hundreds of Rhode Islanders gathered in an interfaith vigil outside the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island headquarters Monday evening.

The recent proliferation of Bird and Lime electric scooters aligns with Mayor Elorza’s goals to reduce the city’s emissions, 90 percent of which currently come from diesel and gasoline use.

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Scooter regulations stress access, affordability

October 29, 2018 0 comments

Electric scooters made their return to Providence earlier this month with rideshare companies Bird and Lime.

Ed. Department receives $2.5 million grant

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Ed. Department receives $2.5 million grant

October 25, 2018 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Rhode Island Department of Education a federal grant of $2.5 million last week to finance measures to meet public school students’ social and emotional needs.

Nordstrom to close at Providence Place

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Nordstrom to close at Providence Place

October 25, 2018 0 comments

Nordstrom announced last Tuesday that it will be closing its Providence branch Jan. 4. The first store to open at Providence Place Mall and one of the mall’s remaining anchor stores, Nordstrom will be replaced with Boscov’s, a family-owned department store, which will open in fall 2019.

Members of the community attended Monday night’s Providence City Council meeting on the Hope Point Tower project. The Council is considering approving a zoning change to permit the 46-story building’s construction.

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City Council hosts hearing on Hope Point Tower

October 23, 2018 0 comments

A large crowd of people spilled into the hallways of Providence City Hall at Monday night’s City Council meeting to discuss the biggest news in town — the proposed 46-story Hope Point Tower project that has divided the city.

R.I. mail-in ballots increase from 2014 to 2018 gubernatorial election

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R.I. mail-in ballots increase from 2014 to 2018 gubernatorial election

October 23, 2018 0 comments

Forty-one percent more voters applied for regular mail-in ballots in 2018 than in the 2014 gubernatorial election, the Rhode Island Board of Elections reported Tuesday.