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Candidates discuss jobs, abortion in last debate

With only four days remaining before the Democratic primary in Rhode Island's first district, candidates Anthony Gemma and Christopher Young participated in a debate against incumbent Rep. David Cicilline '83 on NBC Channel 10 last night. Though it was the last of three debates this season for Cicilline ...


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Despite restructuring, city unable to close budget deficit

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras shocked the city in February with his revelation that the state capital would be forced to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy if its nonprofit institutions and municipal unions refused to agree to cost-saving measures. After negotiations, a number of health care providers and ...


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Tax-funded tech venture plummets to bankruptcy

At its peak, former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game development firm 38 Studios boasted two East Coast offices with roughly 400 employees. With the help of a $75 million loan from the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, it was on its way to developing Project Copernicus, intended ...


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R.I. to decriminalize small amounts of pot

Gov. Lincoln Chafee '75 P'14 signed into law a bill decriminalizing the possession of less than an ounce of marijuana June 13, making Rhode Island the 15th state to lessen the punishment for individuals found possessing small quantities of the drug. Starting April 1, 2013, individuals caught with small ...


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Chafee decriminalizes pot possession in small quantities

Gov. Lincoln Chafee '75 P'14 signed into law June 13 a bill decriminalizing the possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, making Rhode Island the 15th state to lessen the punishment for individuals found possessing small quantities of marijuana. Starting April 1, 2013, individuals caught with small ...


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Despite recent downpour, rain deficit persists

This year's mild winter and warm, dry spring has put Rhode Island at risk for a meteorological drought. This March was the warmest and one of the driest on record, and Rhode Island had experienced very little rainfall since February prior to Sunday's record-setting rainstorm. Though the weekend's storm ...


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Taveras proposes $638 million budget

At the annual city budget address last night, Mayor Angel Taveras presented the Providence City Council with a $638.4 million budget proposal that prioritizes education, economic development and public safety. Taveras reiterated his calls for municipal pension reform and increased contributions from ...


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Diverse group of feminists 'occupy sexism'

Braving rain and cold, roughly 50 people joined the Rhode Island Anti-Sexism League to "Occupy Sexism" next to Burnside Park yesterday afternoon. The rally, which featured speakers from a broad range of organizations, tackled reproductive health care, the media's negative effect on body image and the ...



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