Topic: rhode island

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.

Government shutdown impacts Rhode Island Coast Guard families

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Government shutdown impacts Rhode Island Coast Guard families

January 25, 2019 0 comments

Today marks the 35th day of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history and the second missed paycheck for Coast Guard workers in Rhode Island, who are required to show up to work despite their lack of compensation.

Editorial: U.’s adjusted paid leave policies are commendable

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Editorial: U.’s adjusted paid leave policies are commendable

November 29, 2018 0 comments

This month, the University modified its paid sick and safe leave policies to be in compliance with the Rhode Island Sick and Safe Leave Act, signed into law by Gov. Gina Raimondo last year and put into effect this summer.

The Twin River Casino in Lincoln rolled out sports betting Monday following state legalization in June 2018. As of Nov. 26, the casino is the only place in New England to have introduced legal sports betting.

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Legal sports betting begins in R.I.

November 26, 2018 0 comments

Just outside Lincoln, slot machines glittered and chirped as gamers clutched Cash Out Vouchers and roamed around the halls. The new flat screen TVs flashed sports statistics and spreads as bookies prepared to accept the first ceremonial wagers.

R.I. college students navigate politics on different campuses

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R.I. college students navigate politics on different campuses

November 2, 2018 0 comments

When Alyssa Cohen enrolled in Providence College she expected a conservative campus because of its Catholic affiliation. But she said she was not anticipating the difficulties that accompanied her liberal views.