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From land to market: RI Farmers

Farmers are facing some challenges, including some of the highest prices for farmland in the country. But a new federal grant is helping new farmers get on their feet.

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Body cameras in Prov. police

Providence police have applied for a federal grant to equip officers with body cameras. Meanwhile, no police officers have volunteered for Boston's pilot body camera program.

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Tampon tax affects R.I. women

Rhode Islanders introduced a bill into the General Assembly last April to repeal the tampon tax, costing women thousands of dollars over the course of their lifetimes.

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reactions to khan’s DNC speech

Republican leaders and Muslim delegates are speaking out against Trump's comments about Khan's DNC speech, devoted to his Muslim son who died serving in the Iraq War.

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DNC: Sanders meets r.I. delegates

Bernie Sanders addressed the Rhode Island delegation over breakfast at the Wyndham Garden Airport Hotel near the Democratic National Convention.

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From farm to market: Rhode Islanders start agricultural careers

Farmers as a whole in Rhode Island are facing some challenges. According to Rhode Island Land Trust Council, the state has lost over 80% of its productive farmland since the 1940’s...

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Graduate students win right to unionize

The National Labor Relations Board announced on Tuesday that graduate students working as teaching and research assistants at private universities have won the right to unionize...

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Small gains in latest PARCC scores

Rhode Island released standardized test scores from the past school year today. Scores have improved slightly compared to last year on the test, known as the PARCC...

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More R.I. schools offering computer science this year

Almost half of all Rhode Island public schools (grades K-12) will offer computer science classes when school begins this fall. This comes six months after Governor Gina Raimondo announced a plan to offer computer science at all Rhode Island schools by December 2017...

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A Providence Police Department car, out in the streets. Credit: Mackenzie Abernethy
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Boston, Providence police plan to use body cameras

No police officers in Boston have volunteered to participate in a body camera pilot program the department is set to start on September 1st.

The city's Police Commissioner William Evans says he may have to force officers to wear cameras, since not a single officer has volunteered...

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Putting ESSA into historical context: A conversation with Luther Spoehr

Rhode Island is working to implement The Every Student Succeeds Act, which was signed into law last December and replaces the controversial No Child Left Behind Act...

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Toolbox pilot program to inform providers, patients about opioid addiction

Last Wednesday, the Rhode Island Medical Society, along with the American Medical Association and the Rhode Island Department of Health, announced their plan to combat opioid addiction in the state...

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Rhode Island’s official educational vessel sets sail

Yesterday 24 teens took sail on board the SSV Oliver Perry, Rhode Island’s official educational vessel. Students between the ages of 13 and 18 launched their first sail on the Perry this morning, leaving from Boston Harbor...

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Tampon tax affects Rhode Island women

I stopped at my local CVS and picked up 2 things: mixed nuts, and a box of tampons. The nuts were 8 dollars and 29 cents. No tax. The tampons were 8 dollars and 79 cents...

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Republicans, local Muslim delegate respond to Khizr Khan’s DNC speech

Today John McCain joined Paul Ryan and other Republican leaders in denouncing Donald Trump’s comments about the speech Khizr Khan made on the stage of the Democratic National Convention last week...

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