Events:

Michael Bilow

Was State Government Data Used for Politics?: Stephanie Beauté campaign e-mail raises legal, ethical questions

I received an e-mail message with a press release from Samuel Aboh, Jr, the campaign manager for Stephanie Beauté who is running as an underdog candidate for secretary of state in the Sep 13 Democratic primary. That’s not unusual, but the message was sent to an e-mail address I use for exactly one purpose and […]

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Heat Advisory – Dangerous heat index Thu, Fri: Thunderstorms possible Fri, Sat

A Heat Advisory is effective Thu 11am–Fri 8pm in RI, MA, and CT for dangerous heat index (combination of heat and humidity) up to 100F. The body loses the ability to regulate its temperature by evaporating sweat, possibly causing severe illness such as heat stroke, which is life-threatening. The heat index is an estimate of […]

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Something Weird This Way Comes: NecronomiCon PVD is revived

NecronomiCon Providence is a four-day convention held in the city Aug 18-21, calling itself the “International Festival of Weird Fiction, Art, and Academia.” Previously held every two years since 2013, due to the pandemic it skipped 2021 and resumes in 2022. The name is a pun combining the “con” of convention with the fictional “book […]

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Heat Advisory – Dangerous heat wave ends, peaks Sun: Rain likely; thunderstorms, tornado possible Mon

A Heat Advisory is effective until Mon 5pm in RI, MA, and CT for dangerous heat index (combination of heat and humidity), with Sun the hottest day of a multi-day heat wave. The body loses the ability to regulate its temperature by evaporating sweat, possibly causing severe illness such as heat stroke, which is life-threatening. […]

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News Analysis — RI New Gun Laws: Constitutional problems certain to lead to lawsuits

Through a series of weird parliamentary maneuvers, RI hurled itself into a legal nightmare on gun control. Three proposed bills would ban carrying long guns (rifles and shotguns) in public except for hunting (H.7358/S.2825), acquisition of firearms and ammunition by anyone under 21 (for whom handguns were already prohibited) (H.7457/S.2637), and possession of magazines capable […]

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RI “Don’t Say Gay” (or Anything Else) Bills: Dead in the water

RI has not escaped the national trend of proposed legislation that would impose restrictions on discussing sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools or on teaching history in such a way as to make students feel discomfort on the basis of race, sexual orientation or gender identity. Rep. Patricia Morgan (R-West Warwick), who has […]

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