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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.

Lynn Arditi / RIPR

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. 


Fred Bever / Maine Public Radio

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

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. 

Jesse Costa / WBUR

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.

TEMA SILK / NEPR

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.

Lynn Arditi / RIPR

The Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence and hospital operator Prospect Chartercare, LLC are among the defendants accused of conspiracy and fraud in two class-action lawsuits filed late Monday.

Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble / flickr

New England’s shellfish farmers may soon have better protections for their crops.


Avory Brookins / RIPR

Solar batteries are now part of an energy program that helps National Grid customers in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York reduce their electricity use during hot, summer days.


Happy Father’s Day, all you dads who watch ESPN in the middle of the night while feeding your infant, who change diapers between innings without complaining, and who pace the floor with a colicky baby with the U.S. Open on television.

Happy Father’s Day to those of you who buy a Red Sox teething ring for your kid, who think the ideal picture book is “Patriots Super Bowl Highlights”, and whose favorite bedtime story is “Havlicek Stole The Ball”.

Ian Donnis / RIPR

On a 66 to 7 vote, the Rhode Island House of Representatives passed a $9.55 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 and that spells out for the first time how the state will divide revenue from the introduction of sports betting at two locations.

The Rhode Island House budget vote is monkeying with our column-writing schedule, so this week's TGIF is a bit abbreviated. But we're still checking the pulse of Ocean State politics and appreciate your stopping by. Your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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