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Board of Elections proposes solution to last-minute voting

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Board of Elections proposes solution to last-minute voting

April 2, 2019 0 comments

The Rhode Island Board of Elections is expecting an overwhelming number of emergency mail ballots — maybe more than it can handle — during the next general election.

R.I. Department of Transportation is set to launch self-driving vehicles running between Providence Station and Olneyville Square this spring.

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Autonomous vehicles begin on-route testing in Providence

April 2, 2019 0 comments

The future of robots and self-driving cars is dawning on Rhode Island as the state begins on-route testing for the Little Roady Autonomous Shuttle Pilot Project, which was detailed to community members at an informational meeting Monday night.

Wow Air cancelled all flights indefinitely, stranding passengers including multiple Brown students.

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Wow Air strands spring breakers

April 1, 2019 0 comments

When Hans Lei ’21 and Hyun Choi ’21 woke up Thursday morning in Iceland, they had plans to spend their last days of spring break seeing glaciers and ice caves before heading back to Providence the following Saturday.

Card deck aims to solve R.I. cold cases

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Card deck aims to solve R.I. cold cases

March 21, 2019 0 comments

In a new deck of playing cards that aims to solve Rhode Island’s cold cases, the four traditional suits have a new twist — each card features red text with the words “UNSOLVED HOMICIDE.”

This new location of Chase Bank on 234 Thayer Street will be the third bank, along with Santander and Citizen's Bank, that will be easily accessible for students living on and nearby campus.

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New businesses move into space formerly occupied by Café Paragon

March 21, 2019 0 comments

The Ocean State’s first Chase Bank is coming to Thayer this summer — but that’s not all. In the space formerly occupied by Café Paragon, Brown students will have access to all their basic needs…

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.