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Ed Hammersla is the new CEO of Utilidata Inc., replacing Scott DePasquale, who will remain chairman of the board. more
Now that President Donald Trump’s travel ban has been lifted, at least temporarily, 13 refugees who were in limbo will be able to travel to Rhode Island to make their homes here. more
(Updated 7 p.m.) Donald J. Farish, Roger Williams University president, has responded to the presidential executive order on immigration, saying he is affirming the university’s “commitment to international and Muslim students, faculty and staff – as well as to their families.” more
Ending the confusion, in a Monday interview with the Providence Business News, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced the city has joined the coalition of sanctuary cities across the nation. more
(Updated, Dec. 19, 4:40 p.m.) EpiVax Inc. is part of a team that has been awarded a $1.87 million grant from Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency to develop an effective vaccine against a bacterium that leads to melioidosis, a tropical disease that is resistant to many antibiotics. more
Salve Regina University is one of two higher educational institutions in New England to be named an official partner of Cellebrite, a designer and manufacturer of hardware and software for mobile forensics. more
(Updated 4:25 p.m.) A statewide commemoration to honor the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be held Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in the Bell Area at the Statehouse. more
Rite-Solutions Inc. has been awarded a $21.7 million contract with the U.S. Navy to continue its work on information technology infrastructure and cyber security for the NAVSEA Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport. more
Rhode Island is being granted $17.8 million in federal funding to help Providence and Cranston hire and train new firefighters, the state’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday. more
The shooting of 12 police officers in Dallas on Thursday suggests spiraling violence: The cops were shot during a protest against the shooting of black men by police. A vicious circle of etribution would be something new for the United States where, unlike in other developed countries, killings by police far outnumber officer deaths in the line of duty. more
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