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Local Environmental Experts React To Trump's Proposed EPA Budget

Local environmental experts believe President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the Environmental Protection Agency could have devastating effects on the Ocean State.

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State Senate President Dominick Ruggerio said Tuesday there's not enough time in the current legislative session to consider the PawSox' proposal 

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Advocates for stricter gun laws are scheduled to gather at the Statehouse Tuesday.

The event, organized by the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, is part of a push for the passage of several bills, including a prohibition on guns in schools.  

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The Providence City Council withdrew a proposed rule change Monday that would have allowed councilors to remove a sitting president. The decision followed former President Luis Aponte’s recent resignation.

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The state Ethics Commission has advised the former president of the state Senate to not lobby the General Assembly for one year.

Teresa Paiva Weed left the Senate in March to become head of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island.

The Ethics Commission told Paiva Weed it's permissible for her to lobby the executive and judicial branches of state government.

Courtesy of Westerly Land Trust

The Westerly Land Trust, a land conservation organization in southern Rhode Island, is expanding one of its properties in an effort to protect local natural resources.

With an eventful election year drawing ever closer, the Rhode Island Democratic Party has hired Tolulope Kevin Olasanoye as the party's executive director, RIPR has learned.

Olasanoye has most recently served as director of purchasing for the City of Providence, a job he was hired for in May 2015.

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Providence City Councilors will consider changing their governing rules, during a special council meeting Monday night. It would allow for the removal of the council president any time during his or her term with a two-thirds majority vote.

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Mosques around Rhode Island opened their doors to the public Saturday, in an effort to increase the visibility of Muslims in the Ocean State. Visitors to Masjid Al-Islam in North Smithfield, the state’s largest mosque, had the opportunity to eat halal food, try on a headscarf, and learn more about the religion.

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The House is expected to vote on a bill Tuesday that would loosen hair braiding regulations.

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Some 2,000 people gathered at the site of the Station nightclub fire in West Warwick Sunday, for the dedication of a new memorial. The space has been more than a decade in the making.

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