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11:54 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Board Of Ed Approves College Courses For High School Studnets

Credit Elisabeth Harrison

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo is praising the state’s Board of Education for approving new regulations that allow qualified students to do college-level coursework while they are still in high school.

The Governor had sought that approval, saying it is a step toward creating Prepare RI, the jobs plan initiative Raimondo has proposed to allow students to finish professional certifications or college degrees more quickly.

$1.3 million for this program is included in the governor’s proposed budget.

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On Politics
10:44 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Owner of Victory Place Suggests Alternative Site for PawSox Stadium

The owner of the Victory Place parcel near Davol Square, JAG Investment Realty, on Tuesday suggested the site as an alternative location for creating a stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

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Health Care
9:11 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Brown University To Host Medical Marijuana Forum

Cannabis plant
Credit Federal Wildlife Service

Brown University hosts a forum Tuesday on legalizing marijuana. The event will feature doctors and researchers with perspective on the health effects of marijuana. 

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RI News
9:03 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Local Groups Work To Send Aid To Nepal Following Devastating Earthquake

The Nepalese community in Rhode Island is helping victims of the devastating earthquake that rocked the country last week. A magnitude 7.8 quake struck the capital of Kathmandu, killing some 5,000 people.

That number is expected to rise as aid workers get to more remote regions of the country. KC Kshitiz from the Nepalese Association of Rhode Island, said friends in Kathmandu are without shelter or power.

“They’ve been hit really hard, and some of them have lost their houses. So they’re just outside on the ground, setting up tents and living in the tents,” said Kshitiz.

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RI News
5:36 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Protesters Oppose PawSox Plan For New Stadium With Public Subsidies

Protesters oppose the PawSox proposal to build a waterfront stadium in downtown Providence.
Credit Ian Donnis

Dozens of protesters gathered Monday afternoon outside a meeting of the PawSox' owners and the Interstate-195 Redevelopment Commission.

The team is making its pitch for a stadium in downtown Providence with financial assistance from the state.

Gary Whitney, a North Kingstown resident who participated in the protest, said he doesn't believe any public money should be used for the project.

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