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IMMIGRATION ACTIVIST: H. Jefferson Melish is a lawyer, as well as a member and activist on the South Kingstown Immigration Task Force and the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. South Kingstown is the only municipality in the state to adopt a version of an ACLU ordinance that rejects local police cooperation with a federal program that deputizes local police departments to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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Long-simmering divisions on immigration have boiled over nationally. Is the Ocean...

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$eeds for $uccess graduates first group of learners

CRANSTON – The inaugural $eeds for $uccess financial literacy program created and taught by the business advisory firm BlumShapiro graduated its first batch of...

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PROVIDENCE – Last week’s approval by the General Assembly and the governor of the fiscal year 2019 state budget moved a huge project to...

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General Assembly passes bill banning fees for credit freezes

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly has approved legislation to prohibit consumer reporting agencies from charging consumers a fee for a credit freeze.The legislation (2018-S...

Five Questions With: Michael Baer

Michael Baer is the managing director, program and business development, at Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank. Baer leads the bank’s client-management and product-development business, creating...

$30K crowdfunding campaign allows co-working facility to expand

PROVIDENCE – Social Enterprise Greenhouse, of Providence, has finished a 30-day crowdfunding campaign and raised its goal of $30,000 to expand its existing business...

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PROVIDENCE – The Fort McMurray Airport Authority in Alberta, Canada, is suing its insurer, FM Global, to cover the damages to its facilities during...

Fitch Ratings raises 2 measurements of fiscal health for Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – Fitch Ratings has upgraded Woonsocket’s Issuer Default Rating to BBB+ from BBB- and has raised the city’s outstanding series 2002 and 2005...
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