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Groundbreaking for new Newport high school

Groundbreaking for new Newport high school

A long row of shovels grasped by officials, a National Guard brass band and a “Viking” mascot all played their parts in a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for a new building to replace the more than half-century old Rogers High School in Newport.MORE

RI and students who sued the state agree to improve civics education

RI and students who sued the state agree to improve civics education

By Steve Klamkin WPRO News The state Department of Education said on Wednesday that it would take steps to bolster civics education in Rhode Island, in agreement with plaintiffs who lost a lawsuit brought by students and parents who said schools in the state had failed to prepare them to participate as citizens. The lawsuit,…MORE

PHOTOS: PVDFest weekend in downtown Providence

PHOTOS: PVDFest weekend in downtown Providence

A taste of New Orleans came to Providence Friday night as two musical mainstays from the Crescent City, Kermit Ruffins and the Rebirth Brass Band headlined the first night of PVDFest, the three-day festival of music and art, food and culture that is making a comeback after a COVID-enforced shutdown. MORE

Rhode Island House approves gun control legislation

Rhode Island House approves gun control legislation

The Rhode Island House approved bills Friday that would ban firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, raise from 18 to 21 the minimum age for buying guns, and prohibit loaded rifles and shotguns from being carried in public.MORE

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