Attorney General Jeff Sessions has unveiled the first official definition of “sanctuary cities”

MEMORANDUM FOR ALL DEPARTMENT GRANT-M ING COMPONENTS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Implementation of Executive ,L er 13768, "Enhancing Public Safety in tU Interior of the United States" Federal law provides a process for foreign citizens to lawfully enter the country. Circumventing that process and crossing our borders unlawfully is a federal crime. It is the role of federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, to enforce our immigration laws, prosecute violations, and secure our borders. The President has established immigration enforcement as a priority for this Administration and, in furtherance of that priority, issued Executive Order 13768, "Enhancing Public Safety in…
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AAP Recommends No Fruit Juice for Kids Under Age 1

Fresh fruit is preferable for older children because it provides dietary fiber and less sugar than juice, according to updated policy statement Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit to children under age 1 and should not be included in their diet, according to a new policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics that marks the Academy’s first change in recommendations on fruit juice since 2001. Over past years, the Academy advised against offering fruit juice to children under the age of 6 months, but has expanded that time frame to include the entire first year of life. The…
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LPR chairman Dr. Pablo Rodriguez receive honorary degree during May 20 ceremony at Roger Williams University

Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, chairman of Latino Public Radio, chair of the Women & Infants Health Care Alliance, president and CEO of Women’s Care, former medical director of Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island, and a clinical associate professor at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School. Rodriguez is a well-known community leader and radio show host is active participant in civic and charitable organizations, both locally and nationally. He is past chair of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, the Rhode Island Foundation, the International Institute of RI, the Rhode Island Latino Political Action Committee, RI Project AIDS and the Democracy Compact.…
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Cicilline Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

WASHINGTON - Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week's address, Cicilline called for an independent commission to investigate the Trump-Russian connection and interference in the 2016 election. "Hello, I'm Congressman David Cicilline from Rhode Island's First District. "This has been a difficult week for our country. Together, we learned that President Trump exposed highly-classified intelligence to officials from Russia, one of our greatest adversaries. It's also been reported that before he fired FBI Director James Comey, he asked him to stop an investigation about his former…
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Council to Consider Salvatore’s Equal Pay Task Force

PROVIDENCE, RI— The Providence City Council will tonight consider first passage of an ordinance that establishes a permanent Equal Pay Task Force to promote equal pay for equal work in the City of Providence. The seven-member panel would study best practices from other municipalities, collect and analyze data from City departments and contractors, and advise the City Council and Mayor on policy and legislation recommendations that address wage disparities. "As elected officials, we must ensure that the City of Providence and its vendors are treating employees equally and compensating them fairly,” said Councilman David Salvatore (Ward 14), who introduced and…
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Raimondo Vists Isle Brewers Guild with Former ‘Gansett Employee

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo yesterday toured the Isle Brewers Guild facility in Pawtucket with Joseph Ianaire, a 94-year-old Pawtucket resident who worked at the Narragansett Brewery for 34 years. Isle Brewers is now brewing Narragansett beer in Rhode Island for the first time since 1983. Rhode Island's craft beer industry supports nearly 1,500 jobs. Because of work spearheaded by the Governor, the General Assembly, the RI Commerce Corporation and the Department of Business Regulation, Rhode Island recently modernized its regulations to make it easier for breweries to do business. In her State of the State address, Raimondo…
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Ben Folds, Valerie June and Taboo among artists paired with PVD schools this fall

THREE PROVIDENCE MIDDLE SCHOOLS RECEIVE AN INFUSION OF THE ARTS THROUGH NATIONAL TURNAROUND ARTS PROGRAM Turnaround Arts, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, infuses struggling schools with the arts as strategy to help close the opportunity gap and provide equitable access to arts and music education Washington, (May 8, 2017) - Three Providence public schools will join Turnaround Arts, a national program that helps to close the opportunity gap by providing equitable access to the arts, as announced today by the Providence Public School District and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts,…
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Wakefield and Coventry students honored in Washington, D.C. for outstanding volunteer service

WASHINGTON, – Rhode Island's top two youth volunteers of 2017, Max Hempe, 17, of Wakefield and Haylee Balme, 13, of Coventry, were honored in the nation’s capital last night for their outstanding volunteer service during the 22^nd annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Max and Haylee – along with 100 other top youth volunteers from across the country – each received $1,000 awards and personal congratulations from Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps at an award ceremony and gala dinner reception held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, sponsored…
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Governor Attends First Annual Leaders’ Luncheon at 2017 Governor for a Day Mianna Gonsalves’ school

East Providence= Governor Raimondo attends “First Annual Leaders’ Luncheon” at Emma G. Whiteknact Elementary School where Governor for the Day, Mianna Gonsalves is a student. Governor for the Day, Mianna had the honor to welcome and begin the program with the Principal, Teresa Medeiros and Mianna’s 5th grade teacher, Amy Resnick Also in attendance was Keynote speaker Governor Gina Raimondo and Commissioner Ken Wager. The Governor  took a tour of the school after the Luncheon and address Mianna’s ; She started by reading something the Mianna ; “I want to be a leader, but I need opportunities to lead.” The…
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