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Tiverton and Lincoln are the only cities in Rhode Island that voted to legalize sports betting, but the newly launched app allows people to bet on sports across the state once they have signed up in person.

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Rhode Island mobile sports betting app launches, faces legal questions

September 19, 2019 0 comments

Rhode Island residents and visitors can now place bets on sporting events from the comfort of their own homes, thanks to a new mobile application launched Sept. 4 by the Rhode Island Lottery.

Forty-one burglaries were reported to the Providence Police in District Nine, which includes parts of College Hill, from the first week of June to the first week of September. That number is comparable to the rate of burglaries reported in this district in the past five years.

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Summer burglaries leave students shaken

September 10, 2019 0 comments

Students living near campus this summer had an extra reason to sweat after a series of robberies swept through College Hill. The Herald spoke with four students who experienced break-ins over the summer, all of whom expressed frustration and unease after the incidents. Evie Hidysmith ’21 woke up around midnight […]

Katya Stambler ’21 talked with panelists about the importance of preparing for roles and their experiences working with famous co-stars.

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‘Rising Stars’ discuss acting, industry

April 15, 2019 0 comments

Working with the biggest names in Hollywood has made young actors Logan Lerman, Danielle Macdonald and Callum Woodhouse realize that their famous co-stars are human, too.

Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, along with members of his administration and community groups, protested the detainments at the Wyatt Facility.

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Bondholders sue detention facility for ending ICE contract

April 11, 2019 0 comments

The implications of President Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy have reached Rhode Island, where the Central Falls Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility is in the midst of a legal battle over its several-weeks-long detainment of 133 asylum seekers.

City court enforces lead code with steep fines

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City court enforces lead code with steep fines

April 5, 2019 0 comments

It is well known that lead violations can cost kids their health, but it turns out in Providence, they can also cost property owners a pretty penny.

Raimondo extends RI Bridges contract with Deloitte

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Raimondo extends RI Bridges contract with Deloitte

March 21, 2019 0 comments

Gov. Gina Raimondo reached a deal last Friday to extend the state’s contract with consulting firm and private contractor Deloitte to maintain oversight of RI Bridges, Rhode Island’s recently updated public-benefits computer system, previously known as the United Health Infrastructure Project.

Card deck aims to solve R.I. cold cases

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Card deck aims to solve R.I. cold cases

March 21, 2019 0 comments

In a new deck of playing cards that aims to solve Rhode Island’s cold cases, the four traditional suits have a new twist — each card features red text with the words “UNSOLVED HOMICIDE.”

R.I. standardized test scores fall short of M.A.

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R.I. standardized test scores fall short of M.A.

February 28, 2019 0 comments

Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System test results from November 2018 show that Rhode Island school districts lag far behind their Massachusetts neighbors. The standardized test was implemented in Spring 2017 for public school students in grades three through eight.

Panelists discussed how big data can both solidify and overcome social inequalities at a panel hosted by the University’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America and the Data Science Initiative yesterday.

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University event highlights complexities of data power

February 21, 2019 0 comments

The oft-touted power of big data is a double-edged sword, with the potential to both uphold and dismantle entrenched systemic inequalities, according to panelists at yesterday’s “Algorithmic Justice: Race, Bias and Big Data” event.

Rhode Islanders can now text 911

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Rhode Islanders can now text 911

February 14, 2019 0 comments

Anyone in Rhode Island experiencing a police, fire or medical emergency can now contact 911 not only through voice calls but also via text messages thanks to a new service launched Feb. 5 by the R.I. Department of Public Safety.