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Schools, attorneys divided on Biden’s proposed sweeping Title IX changes

When then-President Barack Obama rocked the education world with his “Dear Colleague” letter in 2011, Kara Larsen wasn’t paying much attention. The revolutionary guidance on...

Biden calls for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months — an election-year...
FISHING GROUPS had filed a lawsuit to stop the creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, and a federal appeals court has upheld an earlier decision by a federal judge to dismiss the case. PBN FILE PHOTO/JOHN LEE

Court upholds creation of national monument in Atlantic Ocean

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A federal appeals court on Friday upheld former President Barack Obama's designation of a federally protected conservation area in the Atlantic...

Americans won’t pay carbon taxes

Much has been made of the willingness of Democratic presidential candidates to risk taking positions that aren’t popular with voters at large in order...

Miller, McNamara seek state-level Affordable Care Act protections

PROVIDENCE – Senate Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, and House Health, Education and Welfare Committee Chairman Joseph M. McNamara, D-Warwick,...
ENGAGING STUDENTS: ­Denise Coppa, interim associate dean of graduate programs at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Nursing, teaches a class at the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

URI launches mental health nurse practitioner master’s program

Nationwide, and here in Rhode Island, the health care industry is suffering from a documented shortage of qualified nurse practitioners. Employment in the sector across...
A WASHINGTON FEDERAL court judge on Wednesday ruled that Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education's postponement of the so-called Borrower Defense rule was procedurally improper. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ZACH GIBSON

Betsy DeVos loses student loan lawsuit brought by 19 States

NEW YORK - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos lost a lawsuit brought by 19 states, including Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia, accusing...

Lawrence receives UMass Civic Leadership Award

THE REV. ROBERT P. LAWRENCE, who had previously served churches in Little Compton, Fall River and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, was recently presented...
REP. JIM LANGEVIN, D-R.I., is co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus. / COURTESY JIM LANGEVIN

Langevin: ‘Missed opportunity’ in NIST Cybersecurity Framework update

PROVIDENCE – Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus and a senior member of the House Committees on Armed...
JAY CLAYTON is chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which recently proposed to overhaul its conflict of interest rules for brokers. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Trump’s SEC proposes rewrite of Obama-era broker conflict rules

NEW YORK – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday proposed overhauling its conflict of interest rules for brokers, a move likely ensuring...
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