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State economy struggles to recover

Like an unwanted visitor, the recession arrived early and stayed late in Rhode Island. And with national action on job creation currently at a standstill, the state's jobs problem appears to be sticking around for the foreseeable future.


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Event highlights city's science companies

"Why is this goat smiling?" asked Giovanni Cicione as he pitched his product at yesterday's Life Sciences Technology Showcase in downtown Providence. Cicione's company, BioIntraface, patented an anti-microbial coating for orthopedic implants, which expedites healing and prevents infections. Cicione ...


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Immigrant tuition break protested by hundreds

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in front of the State House yesterday afternoon to protest a policy approved by the Board of Governors for Higher Education last week that would make undocumented students in Rhode Island eligible for in-state tuition. The rally, organized by Rhode Islanders for Immigration ...


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Controversy erupts over tuition break for illegal immigrants

The Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education unanimously approved allowing undocumented students to attend public colleges and universities at in-state tuition rates last Monday. The change has sparked debate, with supporters contending that it would net additional revenue for state schools ...


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Taubman poll shows declining support for mayor

Mayor Angel Taveras' approval rating has fallen slightly in recent months, according to a public opinion survey released last week by the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions. Registered voters in Providence are now nearly evenly split in their opinion of the mayor.


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Senate approves I-195 commission

The Rhode Island Senate voted Monday night to confirm Gov. Lincoln Chafee's '75 P'14 nominees to the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission. Real estate developer Colin Kane will serve as chair of the committee, which will include Barrett Bready '99 MD'03, Barbara Hunger, Diana Johnson MA'71, John ...


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Poverty on the rise in R.I.

New census figures indicate poverty in Rhode Island increased sharply from 2009 to 2010. Statistics from the American Community Survey released late last month revealed that the poverty rate in Rhode Island rose from 11.5 percent to 14 percent, and the percentage of children under 18 in poverty rose ...


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First lady visits R.I.

First lady Michelle Obama joined 13 wives of military servicemen Friday evening for a roundtable gathering at the Rhode Island National Guard headquarters in Cranston. Later that night, she appeared at a fundraiser for her husband at the East Side home of Joseph Paolino Jr., a former Providence mayor ...


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Chafee '75 will not license pot centers

Gov. Lincoln Chafee '75 P'14 announced yesterday afternoon that he will not distribute licenses to medical marijuana compassion centers. Chafee has delayed authorizing these licenses for months, garnering resentment from medical marijuana patients and advocates.


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RIPTA proposes streetcar service

As part of ongoing efforts to develop a thriving knowledge district in Providence, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority released a proposal Monday to launch the "Core Connector" — a two-mile stretch of streetcar service that would run through the Jewelry District, downtown and the heart of ...


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School aims to nurture aspiring nurses

When the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter School officially opened its doors Sept. 19, it became the first charter school in the country to give aspiring nurses the chance to earn both a high school diploma and college credit.


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Police fight to contain partying students

Over a dozen police officers and four ambulances arrived at a University of Rhode Island fraternity party in South Kingston Thursday night when 500 people surrounded a fight that spread into the street.


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Drive-in: More food trucks hit College Hill streets

Students tired of eating dinner at the Sharpe Refectory or in need a late-night snack are more likely than ever to find a food truck nearby to fill their stomachs. In addition to staples such as Mama Kim's, the campus now hosts a number of new trucks whose options are not limited to food. Mijos, which ...





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