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INTERNAL EMAILS WERE RELEASED THURSDAY by Public Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island as part of the organizations' ongoing argument in federal court that alleges Brown University is violating a Title IX-related consent agreement related to gender equality in Brown’s athletic programs. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

RIACLU: Emails show Brown officials had desire to ‘kill’ 1998 Title...

PROVIDENCE – More than 100 pages of Brown University internal emails were publicly released Thursday as part of ongoing litigation related to a settlement...

Federal judge suspends R.I. mail-in-ballot witness requirement for 2020 elections

PROVIDENCE – A federal judge ruled on Tuesday night to suspend witness and notary requirements for mail-in ballot voting during the coronavirus pandemic for...

URI students unhappy with Narragansett proposal to reduce number of unrelated...

NARRAGANSETT – A proposed amendment to the town’s current ordinance limiting the number of unrelated individuals living in a single dwelling is reigniting a...

Brown accused of violating Title IX agreement regarding sports programs

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is being brought back to court for allegedly violating a Title IX agreement requiring gender equality in the university’s athletic...
CRUSH CONCERNS: Rhode Island health officials see the Crush COVID RI smartphone app as an easy way for people to track their activities for possible contact tracing. Critics see privacy issues with it.

Crush COVID app raises caution flags for some

More than 35,000 people have downloaded the Crush COVID RI phone app that’s designed to make contact tracing easier during the pandemic, but critics...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said that Rhode Island has identified 165 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo doubles down on tracking New Yorkers

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Friday doubled down on keeping track of New Yorkers coming into Rhode Island. In addition to authorizing the...
TWO SEX-DISCRIMINATION lawsuits against the Harmony Fire District in Glocester have been settled, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island.

ACLU: Sex-discrimination lawsuits against Harmony Fire District settled

PROVIDENCE – A pair of sex-discrimination lawsuits filed against the Harmony Fire District in Glocester have been settled, the American Civil Liberties Union of...

Solitary confinement of mentally ill inmates subject of class-action lawsuit

PROVIDENCE – On behalf of incarcerated Rhode Islanders with mental illnesses, attorneys on Friday filed a class-action lawsuit against the R.I. Department of Corrections...
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,...

Providence councilman introduces new ordinance on panhandling

PROVIDENCE – A city councilman has proposed a variation on the city’s panhandling ordinance, which would define anyone speaking to another person or following...

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