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McKee to Host Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge Final Competition

PROVIDENCE, – On  Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 10:00  Lt. Governor Dan McKee will be joined by Millennial Rhode Island and the Credit Unions of Rhode Island to host the Lt. Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge Final Competition. This event will take place at New England Institute of Technology, 1 New England Tech Blvd., East Greenwich, RI. Teams of high school entrepreneurs from across the state will present business pitches to a panel of local millennial business owners and receive thousands of dollars in scholarships based on their pitch scores.
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GOVERNOR, SENATOR REED, CONGRESSMAN LANGEVIN, RIDOT MARK REOPENING OF WESTERLY TRAIN STATION

Partnership with art gallery provides public access for train passengers Governor Gina Raimondo, Senator Jack Reed, Congressman Jim Langevin, and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. today joined with the Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly to celebrate the reopening of the Westerly Train Station in downtown Westerly. The station has been closed for two years, following Amtrak's change to online and mobile smartphone ticketing. Through a unique partnership with the Artists' Cooperative, train passengers will have an indoor waiting area and access to restrooms while providing a new arts venue for the Westerly community. The station…
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Judge Flanders Proposes Comprehensive Reforms for Affordable Health Care and Lower Prescription Drug Prices

WARWICK, - Judge Bob Flanders, former Supreme Court Justice and candidate for Senate, is calling on Sen. Whitehouse to answer to voters on the cost and consequences of the radical "Medicare for All" plan which he supports. In contrast to the vague promises of Sen. Whitehouse's so-called plan, Judge Flanders offers a detailed and comprehensive proposal to make health care more affordable and lower the cost of drug prices: "It is time Rhode Island voters were informed about Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s real position on health care. I want all Rhode Islanders and Americans to have affordable health care and lower…
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Governor Meets with WindWinRI Team

New Real Jobs RI program set to launch this year will prepare today's middle and high school students for tomorrow's jobs in offshore wind KINGSTOWN, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo met with local business leaders and educators who are working together to build the state's first Career Pathways program to prepare middle and high school students for jobs in Rhode Island's growing offshore wind industry. Beginning this fall at Rocky Hill School and North Kingstown High School, the WindWinRI program will pilot activities designed to increase exposure to careers in wind energy and support students in earning industry-endorsed credentials.…
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Matt Brown Y las Comunidades Minoritarias

Es un honor volver a trabajar con un verdadero amigo de la comunidad Latina –Matt Brown. Matt es alguien que ha sido siempre un luchador por la igualdad y por una educacion de excelencia para nuestros hijos. Muchos entran en la política y recién ‘descubren’ a nuestra comunidad. A diferencia de esos, Matt nos ha incluido en posiciones de liderato desde su días como fundador de Democracy Compact y City Year, organizaciones que han contribuido enormemente a nuestro bienestar, ¨ dice la líder comunitaria y portavoz del grupo Latinos por Matt Brown, Sylvia Bernal. El sábado, 18 de agosto, a…
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Dr. Skoly, well-known state advocate, assumes Chairmanship

Providence, RI -- The RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity announced today that Dr. Stephen Skoly was selected in July by its Board of Directors to become Chairman of the organization following the resignation of its former Chairman, Mike Riley, who stepped-down to pursue his candidacy for state Treasurer. Skoly, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, is well known among many lawmakers for his research and testimony over the years on many legislative issues, especially pertaining to healthcare policy. Skoly joined the Center's board in late 2017. "For years I have been impressed with the great work of the Center. I value the importance of this organization…
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Education

Cumberland, RI To Host Digital Bookmobile National Tour Event August 29

Free event highlights ebooks and audiobooks from the library -- anywhere, anytime   What: Spreading reading happiness to communities across the nation, this unique traveling exhibit is an interactive experience to learn about and try ebooks and audiobooks available in Rhode Island. The Digital Bookmobile presents readers of all ages with an interactive experience exploring the digital services available at public libraries in Cumberland, RI. Equipped with interactive workstations, touchscreen activities, devices to sample titles and more, the Digital Bookmobile has everything a reader needs get started browsing the library’s digital catalog of ebooks and audiobooks. Library’s staff and eReading…
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YOUTH POWER RALLY EMPOWERS STUDENTS ACTIVISTS TO ORGANIZE AND VOTE

Providence, Rhode Island August 14, 2018— youth activists representing Young Voices, Providence Student Union, and One Gun Gone gathered on the State House lawn this afternoon for a rally to end gun violence in their communities, on their streets, and in schools across the nation. The rally, led by Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence Youth committee activists brought together hundreds of youth who spoke of the need to address gun violence with both legislative change and intersectional discussions about urban violence.  “Sometimes when people get shot it is close to where I live. All I am saying is I have…
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DeRobbio critica a Elorza por el Acuerdo Federal ELL

"Los estudiantes de Providence no deberían necesitar una investigación federal para obtener una buena educación", dice el ex superintendente escolar y candidato a la alcaldía PROVIDENCE, RI - Hoy, el departamento escolar de Jorge Elorza tuvo cerró acuerdo tras una investigación federal del Departamento de Justicia sobre el fracaso de sus programas de Aprendices del Idioma Inglés. El enfoque de Elorza para dar a los estudiantes las habilidades en inglés que necesitan para tener éxito fue tan inadecuado que los investigadores federales creyeron que violaba la Ley de Igualdad de Oportunidades Educativas. En una ciudad donde casi el 60% de los estudiantes provienen de…
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