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House to revise legislation next week

Members of the Rhode Island House of Representatives can expect to deal with unfinished business — including a change to prostitution law — when they meet for a special session next week. The House will also hold talks on the economy before next year's session, Speaker William Murphy, D-Dist. ...


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Commission approves neighborhood plan

After months of public comment, the City Plan Commission adopted a neighborhood plan for College Hill, Fox Point and Wayland Tuesday night over objections to some proposals regarding the waterfront. The plan's recommendations will now be incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan, a long-term guide for ...


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For city and U., a political standoff

Editor's Note: This story contains material similar to text that appeared in other published work. An Editor's Note was published in the Nov. 13, 2009, Herald. That Editor's Note can be found here. Brown has long enjoyed an enviable position in Rhode Island politics, with numerous alums holding some ...


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JROTC survives, thrives at Hope

Hope High School's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps — the only elective course that has survived from the school's now-defunct Leadership academy — remains as popular as ever among students.


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Rhode Island spends less on higher education, report says

Rhode Island ranks among the nation's top spenders in Medicaid and fire protection, while hovering near the bottom for expenditures on higher education, highways and transportation, and parks and recreation, according to a report released last week by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council.


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Same-sex marriage supporters rally at State House

Disappointment, anger and resilience were among the sentiments expressed Saturday at a gay marriage rally sponsored by Marriage Equality Rhode Island. About 150 same-sex marriage supporters gathered on the south steps of the State House demanding legislation to legalize same-sex marriage.Despite cold ...


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Police effort cracks down on parties

"Operation Red Cup" may sound like the most epic house party of all time, but it is in fact quite the opposite — a full-scale effort by the city of Providence to crack down on the raucous behavior of Providence College, Johnson and Wales University and Rhode Island College students carousing off ...


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Grants to boost local knowledge-based economy

This fall, the local "knowledge economy" will get another boost. The Innovation Providence Implementation Council announced recently that it will be awarding $100,000 in grant funding to bolster the local knowledge-based economy.


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Brown alum tapped for U.S. Court of Appeals

President Obama nominated Justice O. Rogeriee Thompson '73 to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit this week.  The nomination is awaiting a vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee before it goes to the full Senate for confirmation.


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Ocean State officials split on health care reform

The nation-wide debate over health care reform is also contentious in Rhode Island, where a 12.6 percent unemployment rate and an already-strained state budget make questions over health insurance a crucial subject for many elected officials.






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