Topic: rhode island

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.

Rhode Island unemployment at 20-year low

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Rhode Island unemployment at 20-year low

September 30, 2018 0 comments

The Rhode Island unemployment rate is down to 4 percent for the month of August and closely trails the national August rate of 3.9 percent, according to a recent report released by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training.

Rose ’19: Why is it so hard to be a barber in R.I.?

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Rose ’19: Why is it so hard to be a barber in R.I.?

September 19, 2018 0 comments

There is broad, bipartisan agreement, from former president Barack Obama to Milton Friedman, that America today regulates away economic growth and opportunity by erecting unreasonable barriers to participation in labor markets.

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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

Rhode Island targets election security

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Rhode Island targets election security

September 5, 2018 0 comments

Rhode Island has received $3 million of the $380 million doled out by the federal government in April 2018 to improve election security.

Candidates crowd primary elections

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Candidates crowd primary elections

September 4, 2018 0 comments

The penultimate primary in the country will take place a week from today in Rhode Island and will decide the party candidates in several state elections, including in mayoral, gubernatorial and federal races. No independent candidates are involved in primary elections.

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.