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The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit this week against Darlington Fabrics of Westerly on behalf of a University of Rhode Island graduate student who said she was denied a summer internship because she is a medical marijuana patient. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold public meetings throughout the state next month to discuss the 2015 Wildlife Action Plan and how it relates to conservation in Rhode Island. more
PROVIDENCE – An Associated Press report last week said that former state Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch has lobbied his former office several times but has never registered with the state as a lobbyist. more
WOODS HOLE, Mass. – The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution accepted the largest single monetary award in its history to create a system of offshore, remotely controlled, ocean observatories, the Cape Code Times reported. more
(Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series of stories on statewide ballot questions voters will consider next month.) more
As a candidate, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s opposition to the pending $75 million 38 Studios deal was both a pillar of his platform and symbol of his governing philosophy of fundamentals over special deals and big projects. Looking back on four years in office, Chafee’s warnings about 38 Studios proved correct, but that didn’t prevent the company’s collapse from casting a shadow over much of his term. Even if many of his priorities never made it through the legislature, Chafee argues that history will look back favorably on his record, which includes a pension overhaul, budget stability and no scandals. more
Pawtucket’s Holiday Basket Committee pledged to donate 25 backpacks filled with food during its Backpacks to Fight Hunger campaign. more
Administrators of Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were sued by an advocacy group claiming race-based admissions policies violate the constitutional rights of highly qualified Asian applicants. more
Rhode Island’s cities will drive its economy in the future and leaders should focus investments on the existing assets and people within them, according to a proposed economic-development plan for the state. more
Richard R. Spies became chairman of the Providence Plan in 2006, and continues to oversee the growth of the nonprofit and implementation of demonstration projects that have helped fulfill its mission. more
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