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Topic: rhode island

RI Treasurer Seth Magaziner set to declare candidacy for governor. At the same time, the state kicks off redistricting Sept. 9.

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Metro Roundup, Sept. 13

September 13, 2021 0 comments

Seth Magaziner, current Rhode Island Treasurer, is set to declare his candidacy for governor tomorrow, according to a press release from his campaign.

The Advance-CTR program supports early-career researchers, especially those who seek to apply research in the lab to real world outcomes.

News, Science & Research

Brown-based Advance Center for Translational Research receives $19.9M in federal funding

September 8, 2021 0 comments

Last month, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences awarded the University’s Advance Clinical and Translational Research program a $19.9M grant. This grant provides additional funding following an initial sum received in 2016.  

Like most of the nation’s commercial sectors, the sex industry has faced an uphill battle since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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An already stigmatized industry: Providence sex workers face unique challenges amid COVID-19

March 25, 2021 0 comments

As the pandemic wreaked havoc on communities across the nation and locally, Bella Robinson found herself mailing out hundreds of dollars of local funding to sex workers in the form of Stop and Shop gift cards.

Rhode Islanders approve $400 million in state spending in special election

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Rhode Islanders approve $400 million in state spending in special election

March 10, 2021 2 comments

Rhode Islanders approved all seven referenda questions on the ballot in a statewide special election March 2, authorizing the state to borrow a total of $400 million to invest in different projects. Borrowed funds approved in the election will go to projects ranging from transportation to affordable housing.

Newly sworn in Governor Dan McKee "brings a valuable perspective as a former municipal leader," wrote House of Representatives Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi to The Herald.

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McKee inaugurated as R.I. governor, Raimondo confirmed Commerce Secretary

March 9, 2021 0 comments

Former Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee was ceremoniously sworn in as governor of Rhode Island March 7. McKee takes the place of former Governor Gina Raimondo, who resigned after being nominated as secretary of commerce by President Joe Biden. 

Dean Jha has become a national voice during the pandemic, contributing to COVID-19 analysis and advising policymakers and officials.

Metro, News, Science & Research

Dean Ashish Jha selected for incoming Governor McKee’s COVID-19 Advisory Group

February 17, 2021 0 comments

Dean of the School of Public Health Ashish Jha will serve as part of Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Daniel McKee’s COVID-19 Advisory Group.

Rhode Island unveils age-based vaccination distribution plan

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Rhode Island unveils age-based vaccination distribution plan

February 3, 2021 3 comments

In December, more than 40 interest groups and businesses — representing groups ranging from school bus drivers to librarians — wrote letters to the Rhode Island Department of Health regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

A former venture capitalist, Raimondo is the first woman to serve as governor of Rhode Island, a position she has held since 2015.

Metro, News

Raimondo discusses China, census, climate change during Senate committee confirmation hearing

January 27, 2021 0 comments

“I know the pain that losing a job can cause a family,” Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo said in her opening statement during her Senate confirmation hearing for the role of Secretary of Commerce in the Biden administration…

Shekarchi, who recently took over the position of Rhode Island House Speaker,  plans to restructure House committees and work on existing legislation.

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Speaker Shekarchi speaks on house reforms, legislative priorities, representatives, students weigh in

January 27, 2021 0 comments

Representative K. Joseph Shekarchi hopes to prioritize more collaboration among House members and technologically adapt to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

R.I. environmental initiatives persevere in face of pandemic

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R.I. environmental initiatives persevere in face of pandemic

November 20, 2020 0 comments

For the Rhode Island state government, response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been an “all hands on deck” operation since the initial outbreak in spring of 2020, according to Terrence Gray, deputy director for environmental protection at the R.I. Department of Environmental Management.