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Providence, RI – Every single one of us can look around and, in a flash, identify so many things that are wrong with our world, so much that needs repair. Poverty. Homelessness. Substandard education. Indeed, many of us devote countless hours in our earnest attempt to heal the world. But as Rabbi Alan Flam notes, at times there's a risk that our focus is narrower than it ought to be.
Providence, R.I. – Hundreds of people affected by one of the nation's deadliest nightclub fires will soon receive money from lawsuits over the blaze.
A federal judge signed an order yesterday requiring the entire $176 million settlement to be deposited within 90 days into a trust account. The money will then be distributed to survivors of The Station nightclub and relatives of the 100 people killed.
Providence, R.I. – Fifteen people have submitted applications to the Rhode Island Department of Health in the hopes of running one of Rhode Island's medical marijuana retail stores. One of them is Dr. Michael Follick.
He's a clinical professor at Brown University's School of Medicine and the founder and CEO of Abacus Health Solutions, a research, consulting and health services group. He sat down with WRNI's health care reporter Megan Hall to explain his proposal.
Providence, R.I. – All but four school districts in Rhode Island have signed onto the state's application for round two of the federal Race to the Top Education competition.
That's according to state education officials, who say they are still finalizing the count. The state is seeking $75 million for public school reforms, and state officials believe they will have a stronger application if more districts participate.