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RWU opens law clinic for immigrants

Immigrants in Rhode Island facing deportation and other legal issues now have a new source of free counsel at Roger Williams University Law School, which recently opened the Immigration Law Clinic to attend to the needs of non-citizens. 


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State legislators will return later this month to full plate

By the time the Rhode Island General Assembly returns to the State House for a two-day session on Oct. 28, the building's halls will have been empty for more than four months. And when the legislature — which hastily left the Capitol June 26 — returns, it will face a host of contentious ...


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Gov. Carcieri '65 takes aim at ACORN

Rhode Island began a review Monday to ensure that no state payments are going to the state branch of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now or any of its affiliates, said Amy Kempe, press secretary to Gov. Donald Carcieri '65.


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Student convicted in Fish Co. assault

David Howard '09.5 was convicted of simple assault in District Court on Tuesday, according to the Providence Journal. Howard was accused of punching a patron while working as a bouncer at the Fish Company in April.


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Hope High, with difficult past, has yet another new face

In 2005, the Rhode Island Department of Education took control of an underperforming  high school and divided it into three separate "learning communities." Now Hope High's three communities have become two, leaving students to adapt to a school that feels "different."


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Local stores to consumers: remember us!

More than 20 East Side businesses have signed up to promote the 3/50 Project, a national grassroots organization that encourages consumers to spend $50 a month at three of their favorite independent retailers, restaurants or other local businesses.


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R.I. unemployment third in country

Rhode Island's unemployment rate dropped from second highest to third highest in the nation — a hollow victory for the country's smallest state, which still had the highest number of jobless workers in its history, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report.


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City planning moves forward

Amid neighborhood skepticism, a final draft of a proposal to allow commercial development in the former Shooters Restaurant property by India Point Park was presented on Tuesday night by the Rhode Island Department of Planning and Development.


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City uproots homeless colony

After being evicted from their camps by city and state officials, a community of Providence homeless people who sought safety in numbers has been left looking for a home before the arrival of winter.






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