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The Rhode Island State House is considering a bill written by University students in the Brown Institute for Policy. The bill would mandate that teachers in the state undergo first aid and CPR training.

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Proposed bill mandates first-aid training for teachers

April 11, 2019 0 comments

The Rhode Island State House is currently considering a bill written by University students that would mandate basic first aid and CPR training for all teachers in the state.The House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare heard the bill and referred it for further study Monday evening.

During Wednesday’s hearing, Raimondo appealed for increased funding to her 2017 Rhode Island Promise program in order to improve retention and graduation rates in the state.

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Governor proposes expanding free college program

April 11, 2019 0 comments

Gov. Gina Raimondo called on senators to increase funding for her free college tuition program during a Joint Finance and Education Senate Committee hearing Wednesday.

Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, along with members of his administration and community groups, protested the detainments at the Wyatt Facility.

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Bondholders sue detention facility for ending ICE contract

April 11, 2019 0 comments

The implications of President Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy have reached Rhode Island, where the Central Falls Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility is in the midst of a legal battle over its several-weeks-long detainment of 133 asylum seekers.

The hearing featured speeches by members of the community representing groups including City Council, non-profit art organizations and the Providence Preservation society.

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Hope Point Tower design-concept proposal denied

April 10, 2019 0 comments

The most recent design-concept application for Hope Point Tower, a proposed luxury apartment building, was denied in a unanimous advisory vote Monday by Providence’s Downtown Design Review Committee.

Mayor, city council support ending housing discrimination

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Mayor, city council support ending housing discrimination

April 10, 2019 0 comments

Landlords will be banned from discriminating against potential low-income tenants who intend to pay rent using federally-funded housing vouchers, if an ordinance introduced to the Providence City Council March 21 passes.

In an event co-sponsored by the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy and the Watson Institute for International And Public Affairs, Congressmen reflected on the University’s impact on their career paths.

Alums in Congress discuss climate, wealth distribution

April 9, 2019 0 comments

Congressmen David Cicilline ’83 (D-RI) and Dean Phillips ’91 (D-MN) returned to campus Monday to discuss climate change, the societal impacts of wealth distribution and Brown’s impact on their trajectory to Congress.

Local Providence public school students gathered at the 15th annual Providence Princess event, where over 200 students took home dresses.

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Providence Princess Prom donates dresses

April 8, 2019 0 comments

Mary Breen, a senior at Classical High School, exited the dressing room and twirled, gliding in a long white prom dress with blue and silver stones and a delicate flower print curling up the right side of the skirt.

Metro Roundup, April 8

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Metro Roundup, April 8

April 8, 2019 0 comments

Last month, Rhode Island Representative Joseph McNamara was elected chairman of the New England Board of Higher Education, according to a NEBHE press release.

Mayor Elorza rescinds support for water monetization

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Mayor Elorza rescinds support for water monetization

April 5, 2019 0 comments

Mayor Jorge Elorza withdrew his support from his original legislative proposal to monetize the water supply for the city of Providence Thursday.

From 2016 to April 2019, Providence identified 860 vacant and abandoned properties. In 2017, there were 747 such properties.

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Providence’s abandoned property problem persists

April 5, 2019 0 comments

Before 2011, 5,000 square feet of land near Armory Park was abandoned. The owner was not paying property taxes and the plot was lead-ridden.