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Massachusetts to vote on legalization of marijuana

Massachusetts began early voting yesterday, just two weeks before election day. One question on the ballot will determine whether or not the state will legalize the recreational use of marijuana...

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Credit: Ted Waechter. Students March in support of HUDS workers on strike.
Credit: Ted Waechter. Students March in support of HUDS workers on strike.
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Harvard walkout supports dining hall worker’s strike

Today, six hundred Harvard students walked out of class to support striking dining hall workers, as negotiations resumed today. The workers are part of Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS)...

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Credit: City of Overland Park, Flickr http://bit.ly/2f8uFfi. Rhode Island peaceful yoga pants parade upholds women's rights to wear what they want.
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Man’s letter sparks yoga pants parade

Last Sunday, more than 300 people appeared for a peaceful yoga pants parade in Barrington, Rhode Island. The parade passed the home of a man who wrote a letter published in The Barrington Times last week, asking women over 20 years-old to stop wearing yoga pants...

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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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A Providence Police Department car, out in the streets. Credit: Mackenzie Abernethy
A Providence Police Department car, out in the streets. Credit: Mackenzie Abernethy
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ACLU report finds that Black Rhode Islanders are disproportionately arrested for drug posession

In Rhode Island, black people are almost three times more likely than white people to be arrested for drug possession, even though studies show that blacks and whites use illegal substances at about the same rate...

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Providence man begins cross country journey for climate change

On Thursday, Mark Baumer left his house in Providence to go for a walk. He won’t be back until January of 2017, after he’s finished his walk across the country ending in Los Angeles...

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R.I. black church exhibit launches in Providence

Last night marked the launch of an exhibit about the history of more than fifty black churches in Rhode Island and across the country.

The exhibit called “Do Lord Remember Me” was curated by the Providence nonprofit Stages of Freedom...

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Prison strike begins in Providence, nation-wide on anniversary of Attica Uprising

September 9th was the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison uprising, and the start of the national prisoners' strike that is currently taking place throughout the United States...

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Providence Community Safety Act has first hearing

The Providence Community Safety Act had its first public hearing on Wednesday. The proposed city ordinance, first introduced by a coalition of community organizations over two years ago, offers a 12 point plan aimed at producing greater police accountability...

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From farm to market: Rhode Islanders start agricultural careers

Farmers as a whole in Rhode Island are facing some challenges. According to Rhode Island Land Trust Council, the state has lost over 80% of its productive farmland since the 1940’s...

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