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While students are away from campus, Community for COVID works to connect undergraduate students across the country to compile and spread information on the coronavirus to their communities.

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First-year creates online platform to facilitate undergraduate community work during COVID-19 crisis

April 30, 2020 1 comment

Fascinated and concerned by public health crises from a young age, Rhode Island resident and University student Maddie McCarthy ’23 has created Community For COVID, a website focused on involving undergraduates with community efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Raimondo orders postponement of Rhode Island primary

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Gov. Raimondo orders postponement of Rhode Island primary

March 26, 2020 0 comments

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order Monday postponing the 2020 presidential primary and shifting to a predominantly mail ballot model in light of escalating COVID-19 concerns. The election will occur June 2, according to the order, over a month later than the original date of April 28. 

As of March 17, restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Rhode Island may only offer take-out or delivery services — prompting many to close.

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Rhode Island works to contain COVID-19

March 18, 2020 0 comments

Restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Rhode Island may only offer take out, delivery and drive-thru food and drinks as of March 17, following reports of community transmission of COVID-19 in the state. 

$5.4 million in aid issued to Rhode Island to combat COVID-19

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$5.4 million in aid issued to Rhode Island to combat COVID-19

March 12, 2020 0 comments

In an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Rhode Island is receiving $4.9 million in supplemental aid as part of an $8.3 billion spending package issued by the Trump Administration, which comes in addition to a $500,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

New video campaign aims to reduce youth opioid abuse

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New video campaign aims to reduce youth opioid abuse

January 29, 2020 0 comments

In collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Health, tobacco control organization Truth Initiative released an educational campaign aiming to inform young people of the severity of opioid addiction within the Ocean State.

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Metro Roundup, Oct. 1

October 1, 2019 0 comments

Former gubernatorial candidate Matt Brown is co-chairing a new progressive coalition to elect at least 25 new progressive candidates to the Rhode Island Legislature and unseat incumbent Democrats in the process.

Student loan bill of rights protects R.I. borrowers

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Student loan bill of rights protects R.I. borrowers

September 25, 2019 0 comments

In February 2019, Roger Williams Law School alum Kara Humm visited the office of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, to tell him about the “uphill battle” she’d been fighting for five years against her student loan servicing company.

Raimondo extends RI Bridges contract with Deloitte

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Raimondo extends RI Bridges contract with Deloitte

March 21, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Gov. Gina Raimondo reached a deal last Friday to extend the state’s contract with consulting firm and private contractor Deloitte to maintain oversight of RI Bridges, Rhode Island’s recently updated public-benefits computer system, previously known as the United Health Infrastructure Project.

Raimondo proposes marijuana legalization in R.I.

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Raimondo proposes marijuana legalization in R.I.

January 24, 2019 Comments are Disabled

In a $9.9 billion state budget plan released last Thursday, Gov. Gina Raimondo proposed to legalize recreational adult-use marijuana.

UHIP improves timeliness, efficiency

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UHIP improves timeliness, efficiency

November 2, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Last week, Cranston Mayor and Republican candidate for Governor of Rhode Island Allan Fung released a television advertisement attacking incumbent Gov. Gina Raimondo for mismanaging the United Health Infrastructure Program, a Department of Human Services and Executive Office of Health and Human Services initiative.