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Just UnDo It: North Smithfield considers reversing Nike ban

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Just UnDo It: North Smithfield considers reversing Nike ban

September 19, 2018 0 comments

Following public outcry, the Town Council of North Smithfield in Providence Country, Rhode Island, will vote Sept. 24 on whether or not to recall a recent municipal nonbinding ban of Nike products, according to a press release issued Wednesday by Council President John Beauregard.

A University internal task force communicated with the City about the new bike share program and suggested campus locations for bike hubs. As of Sept. 15, there were 400 JUMP Bikes in Providence.

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Bike share program comes to Providence

September 19, 2018 0 comments

As classes kicked off this semester, so did JUMP Electric Bikes — a new bike-share program that brings hundreds of red dockless bikes to Providence.

Rhode Island bans vaping in public spaces

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Rhode Island bans vaping in public spaces

September 13, 2018 0 comments

Rhode Island joined 13 other states in prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes and similar vaping devices in most enclosed public spaces after a bill was signed into law by Gov. Gina Raimondo this July.

Incumbent Gov. Gina Raimondo celebrated her primary election night victory at Union Station Brewery. She defeated Matt Brown and Spencer Dickinson with 57.1 percent of the vote.

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Raimondo, Fung to face off in gubernatorial election

September 12, 2018 0 comments

Over 144,000 Rhode Islanders cast their votes yesterday in the primary elections, according to the R.I. Board of Elections. Nominees for the Democratic and Republican parties have been chosen for the general election at both the federal and state levels.

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2018 RI Primaries LiveBlog

September 12, 2018 0 comments

Find out the results of the city council, mayor, governor, Senate, House and lieutenant governor primary races here

University study finds further reductions possible in household lead levels

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University study finds further reductions possible in household lead levels

September 11, 2018 0 comments

A new study by University researchers confirmed that it is possible for household lead levels to be reduced more substantially than the Environmental Protection Agency currently mandates.

Mayor Jorge Elorza seeks re-election with commitments to improving infrastructure and supporting Providence youth.

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Elorza to face two challengers in Democratic primary

September 10, 2018 0 comments

Incumbent Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza will face off against two primary challengers — Kobi Dennis and Robert DeRobbio — in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary.

Lieutenant governor hopeful Aaron Regunberg ’12 supports single-payer health care and codifying abortion rights into Rhode Island law. During his time at Brown, he founded the Providence Student Union.

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Primary for lieutenant governor highlights health care, campaign finances

September 10, 2018 0 comments

Though Rhode Island has a history of skepticism when it comes to the utility of a lieutenant governor, candidates vying for the office in Wednesday’s primary say they can do a lot to help Rhode Island.

City Council hopefuls talk housing, city finances

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City Council hopefuls talk housing, city finances

September 9, 2018 0 comments

In the first week back at Brown, students on and off campus may have noticed a range of City Council electoral signs adorning peoples’ gardens. YURDIN and GAINES signs, for instance, can be seen from the corner of India Street all the way up to Fones Alley.

One of two female governors in the nation, Gov. Gina Raimondo’s platform includes moving to renewable energy and preventing school gun violence.

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Power plant divides gubernatorial candidates

September 9, 2018 0 comments

This Wednesday will determine which two of the six contending candidates will represent the Republican and Democratic parties in the Rhode Island general gubernatorial election in November.