PROVIDENCE, RI – Federal lawmakers have introduced legislation to make the Blackstone River Valley a national park. Senators from Rhode Island and Massachusetts say the designation would preserve the historic region that stretches from Providence to Worcester, and bring federal money and tourism dollars to the area. Earlier this year the National Park Service conducted a study to determine whether the 400,000-acre corridor met the national park criteria. The final decision is up to Congress.
PROVIDENCE, RI – There are not nearly enough minorities in American newsrooms and that means news isn't being reported in context. Those were the thoughts of PBS' Gwen Ifill, who sat down with Rhode Island Public Radio's Flo Jonic during a visit to Johnson and Wales University Thursday.
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PROVIDENCE, RI – Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union and the Cranston School Department will lock horns in federal district court Thursday over the constitutionality of a mural in the auditorium of Cranston West High School. It's a clash over whether the painting is religious or historical in nature.
PROVIDENCE, RI – A postal worker from Cranston has been charged with stealing money from greeting cards sent through the mail. Robert Hart faces up to five years in prison if convicted.
The investigation began two-and-a-half weeks ago when a postal service inspector found more than one hundred pieces of mail that had been rifled through at the Providence Processing and Distribution Center.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Roger Williams University inaugurates a new president today, October 13. Donald Farish spent the last 13 years at the helm of Rowan University, a medium-sized public university in New Jersey. He holds a doctorate in Biology from Harvard University and a Law degree from the University of Missouri. Rhode Island Public Radio's education reporter Elisabeth Harrison sat down with Farish to discuss his vision for Roger Williams.