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Walsh running for Democratic Party Chair

Walsh running for Democratic Party Chair

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News Citing a number of practices she calls “lawful but awful,” State Representative Moira Walsh announced her last-minute bid for Chair of the Rhode Island Democratic Party. “I’ve been actively fighting for rules reform, transparency, democracy, and equity within the State House, so it should come as no surprise that I…

Rhode Island’s unemployment rate down slightly

Rhode Island’s unemployment rate down slightly

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – State officials say Rhode Island lost 600 jobs from January to February, but the state unemployment rate dropped slightly during that period. The state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday the number of Rhode Island-based jobs in February was 494,600, down 1,600 from the previous February. The state unemployment rate…

Massachusetts state trooper convicted of rape, will lose job

Massachusetts state trooper convicted of rape, will lose job

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) – Massachusetts State Police have started termination proceedings against a trooper who has been convicted of raping his former girlfriend. Robert Sundberg was found guilty Wednesday of multiple charges, including rape, strangulation, assault and stalking. The 48-year-old Sundberg was arrested after the victim, who is also a state trooper, reported she was…

Lawmakers review proposal on marijuana legalization

Lawmakers review proposal on marijuana legalization

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Rhode Island Senate Finance and Judiciary committees have held their first joint hearing on a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana. The Providence Journal reports lawmakers had several criticisms about the proposal unveiled Tuesday, including that it provides too little money for drug-abuse prevention. Other lawmakers questioned the cost of new…

 
 

Arts + Lifestyle

“Escaped Alone” addresses fears big and small

“Escaped Alone” addresses fears big and small

“Escaped Alone” and “Come and Go” are running through March 17 at the Gamm Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick. Tickets start at $52 and may be obtained at the box office, online at www.gammtheatre.org or by calling 401.723.4266

“School of Rock” rocks at PPAC

“School of Rock” rocks at PPAC

School of Rock runs through Sunday, March 3 at the Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. Tickets may be obtained at the box office, online at ppacri.org or by calling 401.421.2787.

‘Green Book’ wins best picture in an upset at the Oscars

‘Green Book’ wins best picture in an upset at the Oscars

In a year when Hollywood could have made history by bestowing its top award on Netflix (“Roma”) or Marvel (“Black Panther”) for the first time, the motion picture academy instead threw its fullest support Sunday behind a traditional interracial buddy tale that proved as popular as it was divisive. But Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book” weathered criticism that it was retrograde and inauthentic to triumph over more acclaimed films and bigger box-office successes.

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