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Report finds RI forests need more protection

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Report finds RI forests need more protection

April 9, 2020 0 comments

A report titled “The Value of Rhode Island Forests” found that Rhode Island’s forests provide many public health, economic, social and environmental benefits, but they need more protection from a myriad of threats, according to Tee Jay Boudreau.

Brown professor says he requested coronavirus test after trip to Europe

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Brown professor says he requested coronavirus test after trip to Europe

March 2, 2020 1 comment

Onésimo Almeida, professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, said he has requested a test for COVID-19 coronavirus following a trip to Portugal during which Almeida was near someone recently diagnosed with the virus.

Three University students are currently being tested for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). While the students are currently in isolation, test results are pending.

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First two presumptive coronavirus cases reach Rhode Island

March 2, 2020 0 comments

State public health officials announced Rhode Island’s first two presumptive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus Saturday and Sunday respectively after finding out that two people who had returned from a trip to Europe Feb. 22 tested positive.

Redistricting reform bill faces ‘uphill’ battle

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Redistricting reform bill faces ‘uphill’ battle

February 20, 2020 1 comment

A movement to create an independent redistricting committee to help fix heavy partisan gerrymandering in Rhode Island is likely to face opposition from legislative leadership who currently control the redistricting process, said John Marion, executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Foundation unveils 10-year plan to address healthcare inequity

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Rhode Island Foundation unveils 10-year plan to address healthcare inequity

February 11, 2020 0 comments

Last month, the Rhode Island Foundation  — the largest philanthropic organization in Rhode Island —  revealed their ambitious 10-year vision to close the health disparity gap and make Rhode Island “the healthiest state in the nation,” according to President and CEO Neil Steinberg ’75.

Rhode Island no longer investing in for-profit prisons, assault weapon companies

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Rhode Island no longer investing in for-profit prisons, assault weapon companies

February 5, 2020 0 comments

On Jan. 31, the Rhode Island public pension fund ceased to invest in companies that either operate for-profit prisons or manufacture assault-style weapons sold to civilians, Treasurer Seth Magaziner ’06 D-RI announced.

R.I. public universities propose tuition increase

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R.I. public universities propose tuition increase

November 22, 2019 0 comments

Tuition rates may be on the rise for students at Rhode Island’s public post-secondary institutions. Recently, the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island all proposed increases to in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees.

Over 60 percent of U.S. citizens opposed the proposal for D.C. statehood, but almost 80 percent of D.C. residents voted in favor of statehood in a 2016 referendum.

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51 for 51 rep talks D.C. statehood

November 22, 2019 0 comments

Members of the American Civil Liberties Union, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, League of Women Voters and more gathered to hear arguments in favor of making Washington D.C. the 51st state from D.C. Statehood Coalition member Elinor Hart Wednesday.

Rhode Islanders report housing, jobs as most pressing challenges

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Rhode Islanders report housing, jobs as most pressing challenges

November 19, 2019 0 comments

Ocean State residents generally say that poor access to affordable housing lowers the quality of their communities more than any other factor, according to a report issued by health insurance provider Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island in partnership with the University’s School of Public Health.

Rhode Island falls behind emissions goals, study shows

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Rhode Island falls behind emissions goals, study shows

October 3, 2019 0 comments

A new report commissioned by the University and written by the Stockholm Environment Institute shows that Rhode Island’s greenhouse gas emissions are significantly worse than previously thought.