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Fair housing nonprofit withdraws lawsuit after R.I. Supreme Court’s rule revision

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Supreme Court has revised a rule that resolves objections that had been raised in a federal lawsuit filed last year...

Lawsuit over UHIP food stamp benefit delays dismissed

PROVIDENCE – A federal case filed three years ago over food stamp benefit delays in Rhode Island has been dismissed after the state exceeded...
A LAWSUIT against the former Newport Grand Casino alleging sex and age discrimination has been settled. / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Newport Grand Casino sex and age discrimination lawsuit settled

NEWPORT – A lawsuit alleging sex and age discrimination at the now-closed Newport Grand Casino has been settled for an undisclosed sum of money,...

Providence school district hit with open-records lawsuit over federal law...

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Legal Services last week filed a lawsuit against the Providence Public...
NO TEACHING AID: Students having smartphones in school has become an issue as they become more of a distraction than a potential learning tool.
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As school districts battle student distraction, smartphones take center stage

The power of the smartphone to bring worldwide connectivity to the palm of a hand has transformed people’s daily lives. In public school classrooms, though,...

ACLU urges Providence schools to address racial disparities in discipline

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is calling upon Providence school officials to take steps before classes start next month...
THE ACLU OF RHODE ISLAND has filed an appeal with the R.I. Supreme Court, arguing that a Superior Court decision to allow an ordinance banning more than three college or graduate students to live together in a single-family home was an incorrect decision.

ACLU files appeal on student-housing ordinance decision

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has filed an appeal to the R.I. Supreme Court to overturn a Superior Court...

RWU law student named Skadden fellow

MICHAELA BLAND, a third-year student at the Roger Williams University School of Law, was recently awarded a Skadden Fellowship to pursue a career in...
WARY LANDLORD: Dustin Dezube, owner of Providence Student Living Capital LLC, has 125 properties in Providence, including several buildings on East Transit Street that are newly constructed or renovated. He mostly rents to college students and is concerned a proposed city regulation to expand an existing three-student cap to all structures in single-family zones, could also be applied to multifamily zones. 
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Some Providence residents want stricter regulation of student housing. A...

Over the past eight years, Providence Student Living Capital LLC has purchased and renovated more than 100 residential structures in Providence, mostly multifamily units. And...

Is crackdown coming on strip clubs?

Are Providence authorities sending a message of a coming crackdown to so-called “adult entertainment” businesses with their recent short-lived closure of the Foxy Lady...
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