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Hundreds gather in Providence following violence in Charlottesville

Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the Rhode Island State House Sunday night in a vigil for the victims of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia...

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Activists marched outside the Federal Center chanting  "No borders, no nations, no deportations!" Photo by Jake Kuhn.
Activists marched outside the Federal Center chanting "No borders, no nations, no deportations!" Photo by Jake Kuhn.
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Activists continue weekly immigrant rights rallies

Labor and immigration activists in Providence are continuing to rally in support of Hugo Mejia and Rodrigo Nuñez, two workers detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in California on May 3...

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Theresa Agonia, the mayor's Chief Deputy of Staff, fielded questions at the Southside Cultural Center on Tuesday night. Photo by Jake Kuhn.
Theresa Agonia, the mayor's Chief Deputy of Staff, fielded questions at the Southside Cultural Center on Tuesday night. Photo by Jake Kuhn.
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Providence pursuing municipal ID program

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is considering a municipal identification program for the city. Elorza spoke to about 100 community members Tuesday night about the program, which would provide identification cards to people who may have trouble obtaining a state ID...

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Reproductive rights activists showed up at the Senate Democrats caucus on Monday. Photo by Charlotte Cooper.
Reproductive rights activists showed up at the Senate Democrats caucus on Monday. Photo by Charlotte Cooper.
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Reproductive rights activists demonstrate at Senate caucus

Women’s rights activists are demonstrating for reproductive rights at the Rhode Island Senate Democrats Caucus this afternoon. The Senate Democrats are meeting at a closed caucus to discuss possible resolutions to the budget impasse...

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The Burrillville Power Plant is seeking a deal with Johnston for its water supply, which would come from the Scituate Reservoir. Photo by thisisbossi.
The Burrillville Power Plant is seeking a deal with Johnston for its water supply, which would come from the Scituate Reservoir. Photo by thisisbossi.
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Providence City Council might oppose power plant in water supply case

On Monday night, a resolution aligning the City of Providence against the proposed Burrillville power plant moved forward in City Council. The resolution urges the city to stand against the energy company behind the power plant...

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Providence is paving the way for the number of red light cameras to almost double. Photo by Derek Jensen.
Providence is paving the way for the number of red light cameras to almost double. Photo by Derek Jensen.
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Providence drives forward red-light cameras proposal

The Providence City Council is moving forward on a proposal to increase the number of red-light traffic cameras from 25 to 45. The council voted on the ordinance amendment Monday night, even though local advocates still have questions about the cameras...

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People who solicit donations on roadways are being targeted by another iteration of an ordinance that was previously struck down. Photo by Hanlly Sam.
People who solicit donations on roadways are being targeted by another iteration of an ordinance that was previously struck down. Photo by Hanlly Sam.
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Cranston being sued for panhandling ordinance

The City of Cranston is being sued again for a second panhandling ordinance. The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island filed the lawsuit today in federal court...

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Teamsters union expects to go back to negotiations by Tuesday or Wednesday. Photo by Roxanne Ready.
Teamsters union expects to go back to negotiations by Tuesday or Wednesday. Photo by Roxanne Ready.
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Union valets back to work at casino, negotiations imminent

Union valet and parking attendants are back to work at the Twin River casino after a two-day strike. They walked off their jobs on Friday afternoon because of stalled contract negotiations...

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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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Teamsters union expects to go back to negotiations by Tuesday or Wednesday. Photo by Roxanne Ready.
Teamsters union expects to go back to negotiations by Tuesday or Wednesday. Photo by Roxanne Ready.
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Union valets may strike against casino

Union parking valets at the Twin River Casino in Rhode Island say they'll go on strike if they can’t reach an agreement with casino management...

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