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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
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha C. Coakley said last week that she has joined a multistate task force working to combat the heroin crisis in the Northeast. more
PROVIDENCE – State Police and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said this month 18 people have been arrested in an investigation of unemployment-benefit claims that discovered more than $300,000 fraudulent collections, The Associated Press reported. more
Over the past few years 21 states have adopted laws allowing medical use of marijuana, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Seven more states are considering such legislation. Those changes to the once-taboo drug’s legal status have sparked concerns among parents and physicians that the new laws could lead to an increase in the number of teens using it. more
The number of vacant, foreclosed buildings in tiny Central Falls has declined significantly, from over 300 at the height of the Great Recession to 20 or so today. more
NORTH DARTMOUTH – Valquiria Ribeiro, a graduate of the University of Massachusetts School of Law, has received the 2014 Adams Pro Bono Publico Award by the Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services. more
BOSTON – The association representing attorneys general from across the nation this month awarded Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley the group’s highest honor. more
It wasn’t long after he bought a new two-story house across the street from the beach that Daniel Alvino realized life in the Misquamicut section of Westerly wasn’t going to be all sun and sand. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley last week awarded close to $8 million to a total of 22 organizations across the commonwealth to increase access to behavioral-health services. more
Rhode Island has a new job certification for a “renewable energy professional,” intended as a step toward making the state more attractive to businesses in the energy sector. more
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