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RI town council hears testimony on solar farm proposal

A Rhode Island town council is considering a proposal for a 46,000 panel solar farm. The Hopkinton Town Council is having a hearing tonight on what would be the largest solar energy project in the region...

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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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RI schools to change standardized testing

Rhode Island is switching up which standardized tests are used in public schools. The state will abandon the controversial test called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), and instead students in third to eighth grade will take the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)...

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Credit: SeanMacEntee, Flickr http://bit.ly/2n5CPIW.  Tomorrow, the House of Judiciary Committee is is holding a hearing on a bill that would allow for undocumented immigrants to obtain a Rhode Island driver’s license.
Credit: SeanMacEntee, Flickr http://bit.ly/2n5CPIW. Tomorrow, the House of Judiciary Committee is is holding a hearing on a bill that would allow for undocumented immigrants to obtain a Rhode Island driver’s license.
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Rhode Island debates immigrant driver’s licenses

Tomorrow the House of Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain a Rhode Island driver’s license...

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Credit: Visha Angelova, Flickr http://bit.ly/2nxFFCb Raimondo's free college tuition proposal off to a rocky start.
Credit: Visha Angelova, Flickr http://bit.ly/2nxFFCb Raimondo's free college tuition proposal off to a rocky start.
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Raimondo’s free college tuition proposal off to rocky start

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo’s proposal for two years of free in-state college tuition is off to a rocky start. Some legislators, like House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello are hesitant to endorse a program perceived as economically infeasible, and others see it as a government giveaway...

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Support for marijuana legalization at a new high

Three out of five Rhode Islanders want to legalize recreational marijuana. A recent poll commissioned by Regulate Rhode Island shows that 59% of voters are in favor of legalization, up from 57% in 2015...

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Credit: Eli Morimoto. Director for the Rhode Island Working Families Party Georgia Hollister Isman addresses crowd at Burnside Park.
Credit: Eli Morimoto. Director for the Rhode Island Working Families Party Georgia Hollister Isman addresses crowd at Burnside Park.
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Rhode Islanders deliver petition with over 1,700 signatures to Senators Whitehouse and Reed

Today, on a rainy Monday, around 70 people gathered in Burnside Park in Providence to deliver over 1,700 petition signatures to Senators Whitehouse and Reed...

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Credit: Tomas De Aquino http://bit.ly/2fJ6bIQ Rhode Island may be affected now that recreational pot is legal in Massachusetts
Credit: Tomas De Aquino http://bit.ly/2fJ6bIQ Rhode Island may be affected now that recreational pot is legal in Massachusetts
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Rhode Island could be next after recreational pot legalized in Massachusetts

Now that marijuana will be legal in neighboring Massachusetts, Rhode Island may be next. On Tuesday, Massachusetts voters passed ballot question four, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for people 21 and older...

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Woman to lead Rhode Island State Police for first time

Today it was announced that Colonel Ann Assumpico will be the next leader of the Rhode Island State Police. She will be the first woman to lead any police agency within the state...

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R.I. black church exhibit launches in Providence

Last night marked the launch of an exhibit about the history of more than fifty black churches in Rhode Island and across the country.

The exhibit called “Do Lord Remember Me” was curated by the Providence nonprofit Stages of Freedom...

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WBRU 360 Providence Democratic Mayoral Forum 2014 (Part 1 of 2)

Providence Democratic Mayoral Candidates Jorge Elorza, Michael Solomon, Brett Smiley, and Chris Young came in to WBRU Studios for a forum on issues important to 360 listeners...

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