Raimondo Administration, URI Take Next Steps on $20M Innovation Campus Competition

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (RICC), in partnership with the University of Rhode Island (URI), is inviting interested partners to begin sharing concepts and ideas for an Innovation Campus in preparation for an RFP to be released later this year. The Commerce Corporation has issued an Invitation for Expressions of Interest, with the goal of engendering initial ideas on how parties in industry and academia can come together to create a transformative Innovation Campus in Rhode Island. This competition will ultimately award funds from the $20 million bond issuance approved by Rhode Island's voters in November 2016. "This is another…
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RI State Police Arrest 46; Issue 364 Citations Over Holiday Weekend

SCITUATE, RI – Rhode Island State Police arrested 46 people and issued 364 citations for a variety of motor vehicle violations over the Memorial Day weekend, according to Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety. Troopers also investigated 73 motor vehicle crashes from Friday through Monday, Colonel Assumpico said. Fortunately, she noted, none resulted in serious injury. Of the arrests, five people were arrested on drunk-driving-related charges; eight for narcotics violations; and one on weapons charges. The others were arrested for motor vehicle offenses and outstanding warrants. Colonel Assumpico said the…
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RI State Police Remind Motorists to Buckle Up with Click It or Ticket Campaign Underway

SCITUATE, RI – Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that the Rhode Island State Police is joining other state and local law enforcement agencies participating in the Click It or Ticket nationwide enforcement campaign that begins just ahead of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. During this campaign, which began earlier this week and will continue through Monday, June 5, drivers can expect an increased presence of troopers on all roadways to enforce seatbelt laws. “We always encourage motorists to buckle up for safety, but we…
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NEIT to offer conditional college acceptance to eligible Providence Public School juniors

In a new collaborative effort, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) is offering conditional early acceptance to eligible Providence Public School juniors which allows them to earn credits toward college graduation while still in high school. The conditional early acceptance is open to all juniors enrolled in the Providence Public School System. To be eligible, students must have a minimum of a B average at the end of their junior year and, through school attendance and behavior, must demonstrate the emotional maturity necessary for college success. Students must also meet NEIT’s admission procedures for the programs to which they are…
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Langevin Participates in “Foster Youth Shadow Day 2017

WASHINGTON, — Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, participated today in the sixth annual “Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day.” Kennath Forsyth-Sears, 18, of Cranston, spent the day with Langevin, joining current and former foster youth from across the country who traveled to Capitol Hill to experience a morning in the life of a member of Congress, share experiences in foster care, and discuss child welfare reform. “It was a pleasure welcoming Kennath as part of Foster Youth Shadow Day,” Congressman Langevin said. “He is a bright and compassionate young man, who has overcome many…
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Cicilline, Blumenthal, Conyers File Amicus Brief, Introduce Bill to Protect Jobs for Servicemembers

WASHINGTON - Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary's Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, today filed an amicus brief in support of Lieutenant Kevin Ziober, a Navy reservist who lost his job when he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. Cicilline and Conyers also reintroduced the Justice for Servicemembers Act, legislation that ensures America's men and women in uniform cannot lose access to justice if they lose their jobs for being deployed overseas. "No one who is…
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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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