PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A judge has ruled against a Rhode Island textile company accused of discriminating against a woman when she was denied an internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat migraine headaches. The Superior Court judge's decision released Tuesday found that the Westerly-based Darlington Fabric Corp. had violated the state's Hawkins-Slater Medical Marijuana Act, which prevents discrimination against card-carrying medical marijuana users, in Christine Callaghan's case.
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has visited the Massachusetts high school where his wife attended. The 33-year-old billionaire and his wife, Priscilla Chan, stopped by Quincy High School on Tuesday and made a donation to the school. Zuckerberg says in a Facebook post the couple had stopped by the school on their way to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where Zuckerberg is set to deliver the commencement speech at Harvard University on Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Plans for a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium are reaching a dead end at the Rhode Island State House. Leaders of the Democratic-controlled General Assembly said Tuesday they're opposed to considering the team's request for a $23 million state investment to help build a downtown Pawtucket ballpark. Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien had been working with the Boston Red Sox affiliate to file the legislation this week.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Republicans and the American Trucking Association are calling on Rhode Island leaders to repeal a law passed last year that allows the state to install highway tolls on big-rig trucks. House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan, fellow Republican legislators and trucker advocates called Tuesday for a repeal of the toll-financed plan to repair the state's bridges. They say they've studied how the tolls would work and it doesn't add up.
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