PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Organizers of the Rhode Island's Women's March are hoping for a strong turnout for an event which is part of worldwide rallies for female empowerment. Participants will march to the Statehouse for the Saturday afternoon event. The event will focus on efforts to register women to vote and connect people to volunteers to social justice organizations.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The University of Rhode Island says it has been told that the core of its main campus will be added to the National Register of Historic Places. The university says the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service recognized the campus center as a historic district. The district includes more than a dozen structures on 29 acres.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Fall River is planning to sue pharmaceutical companies over what officials say is the role the companies played in the ongoing opioid overdose crisis. WPRO News reports Friday that Fall River Mayor Jasiel Corriea said he has no doubt of a connection between the pharmaceutical companies and people dying of overdoses. The city responded to 919 opiate overdoses last year and had 63 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2016.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's House speaker says it's unlikely that lawmakers will ask the public to vote on the fate of a proposed new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox. Democrat Nicholas Mattiello said Thursday that his colleagues were overwhelmingly opposed to the idea of a referendum on proposed public subsidies for the project. The state Senate has approved the use of public funds for the stadium, but Mattiello says members of the House want changes to reduce the state's share of the financial risk.
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