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NEW: Providence Garbage Collection Postponed Due to Weather—The city of Providence has announced that garbage…

NEW: School Choice Legislation to be Introduced for Education Savings Accounts for RI Families—A bipartisan group of Rhode Island legislators has…

Twin River Announces Acquisition of Newport Grand—Twin River Announces it Will Buy Newport Grand

Kwan Among Four Named by Raimondo to RI Arts Council—Gina Raimondo has announced that Michelle Kwan, Kate…

Bishop: Keeping the Pawtucket Red Sox Without Seeing More Red in Providence—So what ever happened to ‘Meds and Eds’

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RI Supreme Court’s Motto Taken from a Religious Persecutor

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The inscription above the bench of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, which affirms both the rule of law and sovereignty of God, is taken from a 17th century jurist noted for his lasting contributions to law but who also defended the practice of burning heretics and held that atheists lacked certain legal rights.  

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DEM, AG File Complaint Against RI Recycled Metals for Environmental Violations

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin filed a complaint in Superior Court on Wednesday against two companies for environmental violations arising from a scrap metal recycling operation along the Providence waterfront on Allens Avenue. 

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slides: RI’s Top Ten Religious Freedom Controversies

Thursday, March 05, 2015

See some of the recent church-state controversies in Rhode Island. 

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Ringling Bros. to Stop Use of Elephants in Performances

Image: lePhotography/Flickr

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced on Thursday that they plan to remove Asian elephants from their traveling circus performances.

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NEW: Providence Garbage Collection Postponed Due to Weather

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The city of Providence has announced that garbage and recycling collection for Thursday, March 5 has been postponed due to inclement weather. 

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NEW: School Choice Legislation to be Introduced for Education Savings Accounts for RI Families

Rep. Hull

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A bipartisan group of Rhode Island legislators has announced their plans to introduce the Bright Today Scholarship and Open Enrollment and Education Act to establish Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) to allow Rhode Island families to have increased opportunities for school choice. 

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Twin River Announces Acquisition of Newport Grand

Newport Grand owner Joseph Paolino announces the sale of Newport Grand to Twin River

Thursday, March 05, 2015

As GoLocalProv first reported, Twin River announced Wednesday that they will acquire Newport Grand from Newport Entertainment, LLC, at a joint press conference with Newport Entertainment owner and former Providence Mayor Joseph Paolino and Twin River Chairman John Taylor, Jr.

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Kwan Among Four Named by Raimondo to RI Arts Council

Michelle Kwan

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Governor Gina Raimondo has announced that Michelle Kwan, Kate Blacklock, Carmen Diaz-Jusino and Loren Spears have been appointed to the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts (RISCA). The four names will now be submitted to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation. 

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Guest MINDSETTER Rep Scott Slater: Replace Illicit Marijuana Industry with Legitimate Businesses

Thursday, March 05, 2015

As Rhode Island lawmakers take a serious look at reforming our marijuana laws this legislative session, it is crucial that we keep in mind an important fact. Whether you love it or hate it, whether it is legal or illegal, people are going to buy, sell, and consume marijuana. 

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Bishop: Keeping the Pawtucket Red Sox Without Seeing More Red in Providence

Thursday, March 05, 2015

So what ever happened to ‘Meds and Eds,' to the notion that Providence could grow an even more cohesive version of the Massachusetts 128 circle within its own city limits? 

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