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Mayor hopefuls debate economy, education

Democrat Angel Taveras and independent Jonathan Scott kept the discourse civil Tuesday night during the first head-to-head mayoral debate of the general election campaign. Economic issues took center stage in MacMillan 117 as the candidates shared their plans for spurring employment, attracting businesses ...


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Left of center, east of Slater: R.I. Socialists meet in Wilson

At 7 p.m. on Thursday nights, Wilson 301 transforms from a classroom into a hotbed of radical political activism. Bed sheets adorned with black, stenciled letters drape from the chalkboards, reading "Fight for Civil Rights," "Stop Israel's Slaughter in Gaza: Cut off U.S. Aid!" and "Tax the Rich, Stop ...


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Beds lacking in shelter system across state

At least 282 members of Rhode Island's homeless community may not have beds in state shelters this winter, according to statistics released by two homeless advocacy groups. This represents a more than three-fold increase from last year.


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DUI deaths prompt crackdown

Rhode Island is cracking down on drunk driving this fall. State officials will look to reduce accidents in the wake of an almost 50 percent increase in alcohol-related fatalities last year.


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R.I. Gov. candidates debate in Salomon

The race for governor of Rhode Island came to Salomon 101 Thursday night as the candidates — Democrat Frank Caprio, independent Lincoln Chafee '75 P'14, Republican John Robitaille and Moderate Ken Block — debated their ideas for solving the state's problems.


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Bernanke fields queries on crisis, jobs

Even though Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has spent more of his career as a professor than as the nation's top central banker, he insisted he wouldn't lecture the nearly 175 college students gathered Monday for a question and answer session at the Rhode Island Convention Center.


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URI tackles GLBT rights

Students at the University of Rhode Island staged a sit-in protest on behalf of the school's Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Center. The protest began Sept. 23 and came to an end eight days later on Oct. 1 when the university's administration agreed to meet the students' seven demands.






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