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Rhode Island is back at war with car-service apps Uber and Lyft. more
BOSTON – A for-profit school will pay students $3.75 million to resolve allegations of misrepresenting job-placement numbers and using deceptive enrollment tactics, Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Since the R.I. State Police received $45 million in a multistate settlement with Internet search giant Google in the spring of 2012, the department has gotten no shortage of suggestions on how it should spend the money, according to Lt. Col. Karen Pinch. more
Rhode Island broke ground in 2013 when lawmakers approved a Temporary Caregiver Insurance program with the most expansive employee-disability and family leave benefits in the country. more
PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island last week said it had filed a federal lawsuit against the Providence Police Department for violating the free-speech rights of protesters last year at a fundraiser in Roger Williams Park for then-candidate, now Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo. more
BOSTON – An amendment to a Massachusetts law set to go into effect Jan. 1 could limit small wineries’ abilities to ship directly to retailers, The Boston Globe reported last week. more
BOSTON – An Ohio-based painting company has paid more than $2 million in restitution to settle claims that it violated Massachusetts’ prevailing wage and overtime laws, engaged in unfair business practices and violated the Massachusetts False Claims Act, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Leonidas P. Raptakis, D-Coventry, last week called for a study of fire service in Coventry, to determine whether the community should establish one independent fire district or a townwide fire department. more
Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter made the correct choice when she ruled last week that a jury should decide on the legality of a number of changes made to state employee pension plans. more
PROVIDENCE – The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility recently presented Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin with a 2014 Leadership Award for his extraordinary efforts to eliminate drunk driving, underage drinking and distracted driving in Rhode Island. more
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