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Massachusetts committee approves snake refuge

It’s now up to the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife to decide whether timber rattlesnakes will be reintroduced onto on island in the Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts...

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Credit: Tiago Pinheiro
If the R.I. bill is approved, segregated confinement time in prisons would be limited to 15 days.
Credit: Tiago Pinheiro If the R.I. bill is approved, segregated confinement time in prisons would be limited to 15 days.
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R.I. joining prison reform movement

Rhode Island lawmakers are trying to limit the time spent in solitary confinement to 15 days for vulnerable prisoners. This means people with mental illnesses, and the young and old...

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Credit: AJ Metthe. Protesters outside of Mount Saint Charles Academy last Saturday morning.
Credit: AJ Metthe. Protesters outside of Mount Saint Charles Academy last Saturday morning.
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Protesters support transgender students, banned from R.I. school

This past Saturday, a peaceful protest was held outside of Mount Saint Charles Academy, a private Catholic school in Woonsocket. The protest was in response to the school’s policy enacted this past October, which will ban transgender youth from enrolling...

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Credit: Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.  After a decrease in ridership and high operational costs, the MBTA decided to end its late-night service pilot program after two years.
Credit: Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. After a decrease in ridership and high operational costs, the MBTA decided to end its late-night service pilot program after two years.
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MBTA discontinues late-night service

For the second time in 15 years, officials from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority have decided to stop its weekend late-night service...

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Credit: Darren Finnecy. Lead poisoning is most often caused by ingestion of peeling paint.
Credit: Darren Finnecy. Lead poisoning is most often caused by ingestion of peeling paint.
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Whitehouse introduces bill to combat lead poisoning

Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and New York Senator Charles Schumer recently proposed a federal tax credit for the removal of lead pipes and paint in American homes...

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Credit: Victoria Pickering. Rally in front of the Supreme Court during Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt hearing.
Credit: Victoria Pickering. Rally in front of the Supreme Court during Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt hearing.
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R.I. teach-in raises awareness about abortion rights

On Wednesday, March 2nd, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Brown Medical Students for Choice and the Rhode Island Coalition for Reproductive Justice are coming together to host a teach-in on local and national threats to abortion rights...

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Benjamin King shows support for Donald Trump outside the LaSalette Shrine Welcome Center polling station.
Benjamin King shows support for Donald Trump outside the LaSalette Shrine Welcome Center polling station.
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Super Tuesday Massachusetts Primary

Massachusetts voters have been lining up at polling locations across the state to vote in today’s “Super Tuesday” election. Today, a dozen states will nominate their choices for the Republican and Democratic tickets...

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Credit: Matt
Credit: Matt
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Former Providence superintendent reflects on tenure

Last week, the former superintendent of Providence Schools Susan Lusi, who resigned unexpectedly from her post at the end of the past school year after a four-year tenure, spoke publicly about her experiences

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Credit: Emma Betuel. Omar Bah of the Refugee Dream Center of Providence argues with a protester against letting refugees into Rhode Island.
Credit: Emma Betuel. Omar Bah of the Refugee Dream Center of Providence argues with a protester against letting refugees into Rhode Island.
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Hundreds of Rhode Islanders protest in support of Syrian refugees

On February 22nd, at 2:00 p.m., the entrance of the Rhode Island State House was quiet, with only a few people coming in.

At 2:10, a line had begun to form outside the door, stretching along the southern wall...

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Credit: Kati Jordan
Credit: Kati Jordan
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Providence florists warm petals on record cold V-Day

With Valentine’s Day falling on one of the coldest days of the year, Rhode Island businesses were prepared for a slower day than usual.  

But the head designer of a flower shop in Providence, Danielle Clarke, says the cold posed additional challenges for florists...

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