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House Finance Approves PawSox Bill; Debate To Continue Friday

Rhode Island's House Finance Committee approved legislation Thursday that would help create a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox, although House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello moved to continue the debate on Friday after Rep. Moira Walsh (D-Providence) said she hadn't had adequate time to review the 21-page bill. "We may be here Saturday," Mattiello said, due to a volume of unfinished business in the House. The Finance Committee approved the PawSox plan on a 14 to 4 vote, with 1 abstention,...

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With DACA Still Up In The Air, Recipients Can Keep Working And Driving In RI

DACA recipients living in Rhode Island now have the guaranteed right to drive and work. Governor Gina Raimondo is set to signed new protections into law Monday afternoon.

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Brown University and a group of graduate students seeking to form a union have reached an agreement establishing terms for a possible union representation among graduate students at Brown, the university announced today.

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The Senate leadership introduced a bill (S-2893) Wednesday that would require hospital officials to testify under oath to state regulators assessing hospital takeovers.

Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation is responding to President Donald Trump’s decision to walk back a policy which separates families crossing illegally over the border.

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President Donald Trump has revoked a national policy that promotes ocean health. 


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Daytime Power Demand Dipped Below Night For A Moment — And New England Solar Advocates Are Cheering.

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In a significant breakthrough on an issue that has consumed attention in Rhode Island for years, the House Finance Committee is expected to vote Thursday in favor of legislation that could create a new PawSox stadium in Pawtucket.

Bee Rally Draws Crowd At RI Statehouse

Jun 20, 2018
Avory Brookins / RIPR

Lawmakers and environmentalists spoke in front of a crowd of more than 50 people at the Rhode Island Statehouse Tuesday to raise awareness about declining bee populations. 

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A new civil rights lawsuit filed Tuesday in Boston's federal court says Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson detained an immigrant based solely on the man's immigration status — which is illegal under current law.

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In Connecticut, third- and fourth-graders study the history of their state. In many schools, students choose to research one person or event from an approved list. The people on that list have been mostly men, and all white.

This I Believe New England: Facing Demons

Jun 19, 2018
Scott Indermaur

How many of us have been tempted to rush to judgment when we come upon displays of ugly behavior, whether on the smartphone or television screen, during radio broadcasts, or up close and personal in our daily encounters?  We may wince when a spokesperson for the opposing political party opines in ways that seem completely irrational and designed to obfuscate.  Maybe we shriek when we're cut off by an aggressive driver, or curse when a neighbor blasts heavy metal music late into the night.

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