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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced certain states with so-called sanctuary cities stand to lose billions of dollars in federal grants, again raising questions about how Providence and Rhode Island might be affected. more
The Trump administration is attempting to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities, announcing on Monday that local governments will have to certify they aren’t impeding communication between their police and federal immigration authorities in order to continue receiving Justice Department grants. more
Ed Hammersla is the new CEO of Utilidata Inc., replacing Scott DePasquale, who will remain chairman of the board. more
Now that President Donald Trump’s travel ban has been lifted, at least temporarily, 13 refugees who were in limbo will be able to travel to Rhode Island to make their homes here. more
(Updated 7 p.m.) Donald J. Farish, Roger Williams University president, has responded to the presidential executive order on immigration, saying he is affirming the university’s “commitment to international and Muslim students, faculty and staff – as well as to their families.” more
Ending the confusion, in a Monday interview with the Providence Business News, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced the city has joined the coalition of sanctuary cities across the nation. more
(Updated, Dec. 19, 4:40 p.m.) EpiVax Inc. is part of a team that has been awarded a $1.87 million grant from Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency to develop an effective vaccine against a bacterium that leads to melioidosis, a tropical disease that is resistant to many antibiotics. more
Salve Regina University is one of two higher educational institutions in New England to be named an official partner of Cellebrite, a designer and manufacturer of hardware and software for mobile forensics. more
(Updated 4:25 p.m.) A statewide commemoration to honor the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be held Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in the Bell Area at the Statehouse. more
Rite-Solutions Inc. has been awarded a $21.7 million contract with the U.S. Navy to continue its work on information technology infrastructure and cyber security for the NAVSEA Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport. more
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