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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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Providence public schools might face cuts if the General Assembly doesn't pass a new budget soon, according to the Providence School District. Photo by Antony-22.
Providence public schools might face cuts if the General Assembly doesn't pass a new budget soon, according to the Providence School District. Photo by Antony-22.
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Budget impasse impacts RI public schools

The unresolved state budget is hitting Rhode Island school districts. The General Assembly hasn’t agreed on a budget for this fiscal year, which started almost two weeks ago on July 1...

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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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Low-income, elderly and disabled folks rely on free fares for trips to grocery stores and doctors appointments. Photo by David Wilson.
Low-income, elderly and disabled folks rely on free fares for trips to grocery stores and doctors appointments. Photo by David Wilson.
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RIPTA reinstates free bus passes for low-income seniors and disabled people

The Rhode Island Transportation Authority will reinstate free bus passes for low-income seniors and people with disabilities. They will be able to ride the bus for free again starting on July 1...

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Activists are expected to rally at the RI State House on Wednesday in support of the Market Stability and Consumer Protection Act. Photo by John M Flores.
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Rhode Island lawmakers race to ensure healthcare protections

Rhode Island leaders are standing against the Senate’s newly unveiled healthcare bill. The bill, also known as “Trumpcare,” includes major cuts to Medicaid and tax cuts for the wealthy...

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A ban on plastic bags would not solve the pollution problem, according to environmental activists. Photo by Kate Ter Haar.
A ban on plastic bags would not solve the pollution problem, according to environmental activists. Photo by Kate Ter Haar.
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Environmental group stands against plastic bag-use reduction bill

Rhode Island’s Clean Water Action is against a bill to reduce plastic bag usage. A state House committee had a hearing yesterday on the bill, which would require businesses to use plastic bags made of 20% recyclable material...

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