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R.I. unemployment drops to 12.9 percent

Though Rhode Island's unemployment rate dropped slightly in October, the state still has the third-highest unemployment in the nation, according to a report released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.The Ocean State's unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage points to 12.9 percent last month, ...


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Under new law, bars may close later

It's a typical weekend scene: 2:01 on Saturday morning. From Kartabar to Spats to Viva, the doors of Thayer Street's bars are locked shut, with hundreds of patrons filing out onto the street.Now imagine the future. It's 3:01 on Saturday morning. From Kartabar to Spats to Viva, the doors of Thayer Street's ...


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Governor would consider domestic partnerships

Days after drawing criticism for vetoing a bill that would allow same-sex couples to make funeral arrangements for their partners, Gov. Donald Carcieri '65 has announced his willingness to explore the creation of legally recognized domestic partnerships in Rhode Island.


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Man shot near Brown Stadium

A man was seriously wounded during a drive-by shooting Monday morning on Camp Street — about four blocks from Brown Stadium — and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where he underwent surgery, according to Providence Police Detective Lt. Paul Campbell.


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City schools re-evaluate facilities

Providence Public Schools recently finished the first round of community meetings to update their Facilities Master Plan, drawing on comments from parents and community members to craft a set of recommendations to improve the school system's facilities.According to Chief Operating Officer Carleton Jones, ...


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Carcieri vetoes domestic partner bill

Following last week's special session at the General Assembly, Gov. Donald Carcieri '65 issued a number of vetoes this week, canceling bills that would have allowed domestic partners to plan each other's funerals and provide for special elections to fill Senate vacancies.The bill to allow domestic partners ...


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Forbes: Providence is sixth-safest U.S. city

Providence has been named the sixth-safest city in the United States by Forbes Magazine, which recently ranked the 40 most-populous metropolitan areas based on 2008 data on violent crime rates, natural disasters and traffic- and workplace-related deaths.


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Student, U. property taxes on hold for now

While legislators were busy banning indoor prostitution and texting while driving, two bills that could have cost Brown millions did not make it onto the agenda of last week's General Assembly special session — and though they are dead for now, their fate remains uncertain.


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For volunteers, reading is elementary

Members of St. Anthony Hall, Brown's co-ed literary fraternity, started a children's writing workshop at the Fox Point Community Library earlier this week. The Fox Point Reading Club is an "informal participatory program to get kids actively involved in reading and writing," said Alexander Wankel '11, ...


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Residents win award for gas-meter fight

Preserve Rhode Island, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Rhode Island's historic structures, awarded local politicians and community members an award Oct. 29 for their role in a legislative battle against the utility company National Grid's decision to place gas meters outside of historic ...



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