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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.

Groups advocate for women’s economic justice

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Groups advocate for women’s economic justice

March 8, 2019 0 comments

A coalition of advocacy groups gathered Wednesday at the Women’s Economic Justice Day conference to present their platform, which supports multiple bills that would help working women in Rhode Island. Guest speakers at the conference included women workers, advocates and the legislators sponsoring these bills.

Four hours of debate preceded the Rhode Island House of Representative’s vote on legislation to keep abortion legal in Rhode Island.  The bill, sponsored by Rep. Anastasia Williams, D-Providence, passed without amendments.

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R.I. House votes to protect abortion rights

March 8, 2019 0 comments

The Rhode Island House of Representatives passed legislation to keep abortion legal in the state Thursday night.

Since its expansion into Rhode Island in 2010, Manafort Brothers Inc. has been involved with work on the River House Apartments, Homewood Suites near Kennedy Plaza and a new bridge in downtown Providence.

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Construction, demolition company celebrates centennial anniversary

March 6, 2019 0 comments

A hundred years ago, James Manafort started knocking down houses with his hands. Today, his descendants knock down nuclear power plants with explosives.

Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee debated and eventually passed the Reproductive Privacy Act Tuesday.

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R.I. House takes step toward codifying Roe v. Wade

March 6, 2019 0 comments

The R. I. House Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday night in favor of a bill that would keep abortion legal in the state should the Supreme Court repeal the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. 

Mayor launches menstrual product pilot program

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Mayor launches menstrual product pilot program

March 4, 2019 0 comments

Providence city officials announced the launch of a pilot program Feb. 20 that aims to make free menstrual hygiene products more accessible for Providence Public School students.

Three members of the city council introduced a resolution opposing the monetization project, citing troubles encountered by other cities. The mayor has advocated for water monetization.

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Opposition mounts against water monetization

March 1, 2019 0 comments

Three City Council members introduced a resolution opposing the monetization of Providence’s water supply Feb. 21.

Representative Charlene Lima, D-Dist. 14, is sponsoring bill H5330. Speakers at Wednesday’s Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee discussed the intentions and necessity of the proposed panhandling bill.

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Panhandling bill sparks debate at State House

March 1, 2019 0 comments

There were more speakers than listeners at a Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday evening that included debate over  a bill that could prevent panhandling in the state. Representative Charlene Lima, D-Dist. 14, is sponsoring bill H5330 which, if passed, would make it illegal for a driver in an […]

R.I. standardized test scores fall short of M.A.

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R.I. standardized test scores fall short of M.A.

February 28, 2019 0 comments

Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System test results from November 2018 show that Rhode Island school districts lag far behind their Massachusetts neighbors. The standardized test was implemented in Spring 2017 for public school students in grades three through eight.

State Senator proposes reforms to voting, campaigning accessibility

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State Senator proposes reforms to voting, campaigning accessibility

February 28, 2019 0 comments

State Senator Gayle Goldin (D-Providence) sponsored five bills proposing various reforms to the way Rhode Island voters and candidates participate in the electoral process. The five bills include the following proposals: allowing for paid time off on election day to vote (SB 316)…