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President Donald Trump signed an order restricting entry into the U.S. by people from six predominantly Muslim countries, reviving a signature initiative of his presidency that stalled in the face of court challenges, sparked global protests and prompted dissent by some of his advisers. more
(Updated 4:02 p.m.) With new forms of opiates now available in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin wrote on Monday to R.I. Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott to urge her to immediately add certain chemical analogs to the Uniformed Controlled Substances Act, according to a statement from his office. more
City living comes with a premium in most major metros, except Providence, where it’s less expensive to live than in the suburbs. more
Self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline prices rose 2 cents in Rhode Island, but declined by the same amount in Massachusetts this week, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
President Donald Trump’s immigration stance has begun to discourage foreign visits to major U.S. cities, threatening to cost billions of dollars and thousands of jobs. more
Save The Bay is accepting nominations for its 2017 Environmental Achievement Award and Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy. more
Gilead Sciences Inc.’s hepatitis C cure set off a firestorm of criticism over high drug prices in 2014 that hasn’t let up since. more
Rhode Island has improved its four-year graduation rate by 15 percentage points in a decade, but many Hispanic and African-American students living in lower-income families are not experiencing the same success as their Asian and white, higher-income counterparts, according to R.I. KIDS COUNT’s new report released Monday. more
Undocumented immigrants pay $31.2 million in state and local taxes in Rhode Island, according to a study released Friday by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that works on state and federal tax policy issues. more
The University of Rhode Island ranked 21st among medium-sized schools on the Peace Corps’ 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, with 15 undergraduate alumni currently serving worldwide. more
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