Topic: rhode island

Martin Weinstock, professor of dermatology, explained that research shows that indoor tanning bed use is directly linked to increased cases of skin cancer. A new bill aims to decrease the number of skin cancer cases.

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Ban the tan: new bill proposes prohibiting tanning beds for minors

April 18, 2018 0 comments

As the weather heats up, some R.I. residents are turning to tanning beds to prepare for the new season.

Deborah DeBare ’83, the new senior deputy director at the NNEDV, began her work on the issue of domestic violence while she was studying at Brown.

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Brown alum to fight domestic violence at national level

April 8, 2018 0 comments

The National Network to End Domestic Violence has hired Deborah DeBare ’83 as its new senior deputy director. She has served as the executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence for 23 years.

State to consider raising minimum wage

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State to consider raising minimum wage

March 15, 2018 0 comments

On March 14, a fight was taking place at the Rhode Island State House — the fight for higher pay. The State Senate Committee on Labor heard four bills yesterday intended to raise the minimum wage.

Following the shooting in Parkland, Florida, Brown and Johnson and Wales University began using the “Run, Hide, Fight” method developed by the city of Houston to make campuses safer.

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Universities review active shooter plans

March 2, 2018 0 comments

In light of the school shooting in Florida earlier this month, colleges and universities in Rhode Island have discussed preparation and prevention tactics in case of a similar emergency.

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State senator resigns amid criminal charges

February 22, 2018 0 comments

State Senator Minority Whip Nicholas Kettle, R–21, resigned Feb. 22 amid a multitude of legal charges.

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s new budget proposal aims to increase availability of medical marijuana and reduce opiod use.

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R.I. eyes medical marijuana expansion

February 16, 2018 0 comments

The number of medical marijuana dispensaries in Rhode Island could increase from three to 15, raising $5.1 million in projected revenue, according to a new budget proposal released by Gov. Gina Raimondo Jan. 18.

New legislation sponsored by Rep. Joseph Solomon D-22 aims to inform youth about consent during sex education courses in secondary schools.

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Bill allows consent education in R.I. schools

February 15, 2018 0 comments

The Rhode Island House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare unanimously passed House Bill 7044, which allows consent to be included in sex education curricula in secondary schools, Wednesday night.

The United Health Infrastructure Project obstructed many residents from receiving their benefits. The discussion also highlighted the state’s poor timeliness rate for the processing of food stamp applications.

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Committee on Oversight reviews lawsuits about insurance, food stamps

February 9, 2018 0 comments

Over a year after the faulty implementation of the United Health Infrastructure Project, the R.I. House Committee on Oversight is still finding a way forward.

State House bill aims to increase school choice, raise tax credit cap

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State House bill aims to increase school choice, raise tax credit cap

January 26, 2018 0 comments

Rhode Island State Representative Robert Lancia R-16 proposed a bill on Thursday that aims to increase the number of children who can afford to attend private school.

Regunberg ’12 to run for R.I. lieutenant governorship

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Regunberg ’12 to run for R.I. lieutenant governorship

January 26, 2018 0 comments

Aaron Regunberg ’12 announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor Oct. 24. Challenging incumbent Daniel McKee, Regunberg sees the office as an opportunity to tackle President Trump’s agenda and represent Rhode Islanders rather than corporations, he said.