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People over the age of 70 showed the least support for same-sex marriage legislation while respondents under 40 had the greatest approval rates. Over 50 percent of all age groups supported the proposed legislation.

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Majority supports same-sex marriage

March 5, 2013 Comments are Disabled

The poll found little support for Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14, who faces reelection next year.

City approves Thayer apartments

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City approves Thayer apartments

February 28, 2013 21 comments

The Providence City Plan Commission approved final plans for 257 Thayer Street, a luxury student apartment complex slated for construction in June 2013.

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Looming sequester threatens R.I. funding

February 28, 2013 Comments are Disabled

Potential cuts include reducing spending on defense, education and humanitarian aid.

R.I. leads in gender gap among high school dropouts

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R.I. leads in gender gap among high school dropouts

February 28, 2013 1 comment

Providence officials worry about dropout rates and are trying to make high school more relevant.

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R.I. schools honored for healthy lunches

February 26, 2013 1 comment

The USDA awarded local schools for their lunches and health and physical education programs.

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R.I. Congress delegation supports federal gun restrictions

February 7, 2013 2 comments
This article is part of the series Gun Violence

Bills would expand background checks, close loopholes and limit magazine capacity.

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Today in University history: Feb. 7

February 7, 2013 Comments are Disabled

The Herald reported that the entire campus was “left without heat or water” when two of the three boilers broke down earlier in the week.

In his State of the City speech, Mayor Angel Taveras discussed progress the city has made, like reducing its deficit from $22 million to $4 million in 2012.

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Taveras forecasts city’s economic recovery

January 30, 2013 Comments are Disabled

The mayor stresses the importance of fiscal responsibility as the city attempts to rebuild.

House to vote today on same-sex marriage

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House to vote today on same-sex marriage

January 24, 2013 1 comment

Despite support from Chafee, legislators face opposition from the Catholic Church.

Rhode Island's minimum wage, while higher than the federally mandated minimum, is lower than those of its neighbors.

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Rhode Island minimum wage increases 4.7 percent

January 24, 2013 1 comment

Bill sponsor says the raise is an attempt to remain competitive with neighboring states.