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Articles by Max Winograd (12)

U. among organizations applying for $1.5 million in state grants

December 8, 2006 0 comments

The Science and Technology Advisory Council of Gov. Don Carcieri ’65 announced last month a statewide initiative to allocate $1.5 million in collaborative research awards and infrastructure support to hospitals, universities and other research and development organizations.

Casino question first on ballot in Nov. election

December 8, 2006 0 comments

Rhode Islanders will vote Nov. 7 on a constitutional amendment granting Las Vegas-based Harrah’s Entertainment exclusive, no-bid contract rights to construct the Narragansett Indian casino in West Warwick.

Providence votes to establish term limits for council members, mayor

December 8, 2006 0 comments

Providence voters on Nov. 7 overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the City Charter instituting term limits for city officials.

Activists, city leaders debate future of First Source

December 8, 2006 0 comments

Debate over the city’s commitment to complying with the decades-old First Source ordinance continues one year after three members of the Providence City Council brought the ordinance back to life. First passed in 1985 and signed into law by then-Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci Jr.

R.I. loses federal funding for port security

December 8, 2006 0 comments

Last month, the federal government denied all funding for port security in the Ocean State for the 2006 fiscal year.

Casino advocates, opponents spar at Question 1 forum

December 8, 2006 2 comments

Representatives in favor and opposed to Ballot Question 1, a constitutional amendment granting the Narragansett Indian tribe and Harrah’s Entertainment exclusive rights to construct a destination casino in West Warwick, spoke at a panel forum Tuesday night hosted by Native Americans at Brown.

Station nightclub owners sentenced for their role in fatal 2003 fire

December 8, 2006 0 comments

Owners of the Station nightclub in West Warwick were sentenced Friday for their role in the 2003 fire that killed 100 people and injured countless others.

Despite cancelled flight, Obama headlines Whitehouse fundraiser

December 8, 2006 0 comments

Hundreds filled the Rhode Island College Recreation Center last night at a fundraiser and rally for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sheldon Whitehouse featuring Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.

Named grants go to Baptists, Bermudans and others

December 8, 2006 0 comments

Every year, hundreds of students on financial aid receive University funds with the donor’s name attached.

Local black leaders and historians praise slavery and justice report

December 8, 2006 0 comments

Black leaders and historians across the state have praised the 106-page report of the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice for its public acknowledgement of the University and state’s ties to slavery and the slave trade.