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PROVIDENCE – The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility recently presented Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin with a 2014 Leadership Award for his extraordinary efforts to eliminate drunk driving, underage drinking and distracted driving in Rhode Island. more
PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island last week said it had filed a federal lawsuit against the Providence Police Department for violating the free-speech rights of protesters last year at a fundraiser in Roger Williams Park for then-candidate, now Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo. more
BOSTON – An amendment to a Massachusetts law set to go into effect Jan. 1 could limit small wineries’ abilities to ship directly to retailers, The Boston Globe reported last week. more
BOSTON – An Ohio-based painting company has paid more than $2 million in restitution to settle claims that it violated Massachusetts’ prevailing wage and overtime laws, engaged in unfair business practices and violated the Massachusetts False Claims Act, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Leonidas P. Raptakis, D-Coventry, last week called for a study of fire service in Coventry, to determine whether the community should establish one independent fire district or a townwide fire department. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts added 1,200 jobs in October for a total preliminary estimate of 3,424,600, according to the Mass. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The October total unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6 percent. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo said in a statement last week that she has met with legislative leaders, pledging cooperation between the General Assembly and the executive branch. more
A task force made up of six state agencies has established an anonymous tip line to report allegations of misclassification of workers as independent contractors instead of as employees. more
The Providence Earns Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index issued by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. more
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit this week against Darlington Fabrics of Westerly on behalf of a University of Rhode Island graduate student who said she was denied a summer internship because she is a medical marijuana patient. more
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