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Hundreds attend March for Racial Justice RI

Around 450 people gathered in Providence’s India Point Park yesterday for the March for Racial Justice Rhode Island. This was one of over 20 sister marches that took place across the country this weekend...

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Rhode Islanders concerned about proposed National Grid rate hike

Tomorrow morning the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission is holding a hearing on National Grid’s proposed rate hike. The company has proposed a 53% increase in electricity rates in Rhode Island, meaning bills would go up on $17 a month on average...

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Protests greet VP Pence outside governors’ meeting

The second day of the National Governors Association meeting in Providence is underway. Today’s agenda features speeches by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Vice President Mike Pence, who was met in Providence by protests...

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Q&A with Vanessa Flores-Maldonado, Campaign Coordinator of the CSA

Vanessa Flores-Maldonado is the campaign coordinator for the Providence Community Safety Act, a city ordinance that passed recently after four years of work from local groups like the Providence Youth Student Movement, Direct Action for Rights and Equality, and the Olneyville Neighborhood Association...

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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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Twin River workers may strike

Union workers at Twin River Casino are warning that they may go on strike following cuts to their healthcare coverage. The workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 26, protested at the Rhode Island State House today to warn lawmakers of the potential strike...

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Work on Dakota Access Pipeline halted

Yesterday, the US Army Corps of Engineers announced that it is forcing a rerouting of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  This comes as a victory for thousands of people who, in a movement led by indigenous people, have opposed and protested the pipeline, saying that it would threaten the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s water source and several sacred cultural sites...

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Credit: Fibonacci Blue. Dakota Access Pipeline protests are taking place across the country, including here in Providence.
Credit: Fibonacci Blue. Dakota Access Pipeline protests are taking place across the country, including here in Providence.
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Local activists protest TD Bank’s involvement in Dakota Access Pipeline

Two activists from the local organization Fighting Against Natural Gas (FANG) were arrested after blockading the entrance of TD Bank in downtown Providence this morning...

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