Topic: rhode island

University to coordinate with RIDE as state takes over PVD schools

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University to coordinate with RIDE as state takes over PVD schools

September 13, 2019 0 comments

In light of a blistering review that persuaded the Rhode Island Department of Education to take control of the Providence Public School District this fall, the University will coordinate with RIDE and begin a new chapter in its longstanding involvement in the district.

Rhode Island reps call for gun safety action in Congress

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Rhode Island reps call for gun safety action in Congress

September 12, 2019 0 comments

Following the summer’s bout of mass shootings in cities such as Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, Rhode Island’s representatives in Washington are frustrated with the nation’s lack of action to reduce gun violence.

Mobile market promotes fresh produce

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Mobile market promotes fresh produce

April 12, 2019 0 comments

Rhode Island is a state so small that a car can cover its length in under an hour, making it an ideal region for trucking fresh produce to underserved communities and piloting food access programs.

Nellie Gorbea advocated for moving the RI Archives from its current location on Westminster Street to a plot of land across from the State House.

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Gorbea calls for new home for RI Archives

April 2, 2019 0 comments

Tucked away in an unassuming blue-tile clad building on Westminster Street is the Rhode Island State Archives, home to hundreds of years of state documents and legal records.

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.

Youth from environmental activist group the Sunrise Movement lined the hallways of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office in Washington, D.C. to protest McConnell’s call to force a vote on the Green New Deal in the Senate.

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Environmental activists stage sit-in on Capitol Hill

February 27, 2019 0 comments

Over 200 young people from Sunrise Movement, including 11 University students, swarmed the hallways outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Capitol Hill office Monday, protesting his plan to bring the Green New Deal to a Senate vote and his acceptance of money from fossil fuel companies.

State budget proposal cuts funding to city

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State budget proposal cuts funding to city

February 20, 2019 0 comments

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s proposed budget plan, released Jan. 17, included a cut to Rhode Island’s Payment In Lieu Of Taxes program that could lead to new taxes on the University’s non-mission related properties. If approved, the budget plan would cut approximately $6 million from Rhode Island’s PILOT program, which reimburses […]

Rhode Island ACLU highlights exemption in access to public records

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Rhode Island ACLU highlights exemption in access to public records

February 6, 2019 0 comments

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has challenged the state’s Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that upheld an exemption allowing the state  to withhold certain government documents from the public.

TSA reflects on support during government shutdown

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TSA reflects on support during government shutdown

January 31, 2019 0 comments

Rhode Island Transportation Security Administration workers made it through a tough holiday season at Theodore Francis Green International Airport thanks to high employee attendance and community support.

Rhode Island politicians discuss sports betting

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Rhode Island politicians discuss sports betting

January 28, 2019 0 comments

Following Rhode Island’s legalization of sports betting last June, state politicians joined casino representatives Monday to discuss updates and challenges posed by the implementation of  sports betting.