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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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Mayor calls to end indoor prostitution

While the state Senate and House reconcile differences in two versions of a bill to close a loophole that allows indoor prostitution in Rhode Island, Providence Mayor David Cicilline '83 has instructed the city council to move ahead with an ordinance banning the practice within city limits.


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Governor and unions may have an agreement

Governor Donald Carcieri '65 has reportedly reached a provisional agreement with state employee unions to allow pay cuts in place of layoffs or government shutdown days. Carcieri has been engaged in an ongoing struggle with the unions in an effort to meet budget cut requirements.


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Apartments damaged in small fire

A fire Thursday night at the building at 669-685 North Main St. destroyed a furniture store and left residents living in apartments upstairs, including two Brown graduate students, looking for other places to stay.Also among the 21 people displaced by the fire were Johnson and Wales students, according ...


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Debate on 'student tax' takes center stage this fall

With a sour economy squeezing the budgets of local governments and universities alike, Brown officials have spent the summer fighting to dissuade state lawmakers from passing legislation that would allow cash-strapped cities to recover funds from private colleges and large non-profit institutions. The ...


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Teacher hiring plan draws lawsuit

As the school year begins for more than 20,000 students and teachers in Providence public schools, a change in hiring policy has led to praise, concern — and now a lawsuit.


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State medical marijuana centers get green light

The Rhode Island General Assembly passed a bill last month to allow the creation of up to three state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries, becoming the third state in the country to legalize so-called "compassion centers" after both the House and Senate voted to override the veto of Gov. Donald ...


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Community argues against restaurant

Problems with rowdy crowds at a Providence nightclub, including reports of fights, underage drinking and weapons, may keep the owner from getting the city's permission to open another establishment in Fox Point. 





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