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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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Off-campus students to see tax increase

Students living in off-campus residences could see their rent increase in 2011 as a result of a recent restructuring of the city's tax code that would raise property taxes on rented homes. Providence City Council members voted 8-7 this summer to eliminate the homestead tax exemption on rental properties, ...


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Residents sound off on streetcar line

Providence residents gave feedback last week on the proposed installation of a streetcar system connecting College Hill with four other neighborhoods throughout the city at a series of open houses hosted by the city of Providence and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority.


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Undergrad wins upset in election

Aspiring politicians take note — resumed undergraduate Teresa Tanzi may unseat a powerful incumbent, win election to the state legislature and help craft crucial state policies, all before receiving her Brown diploma. In fact, she has already completed the first of these three daunting tasks.





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