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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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Homeless advocates meet with Mayor Elorza to discuss police harassment

Today a group of homeless people and community organizers met with Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza to discuss continued harassment from the police...

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North Providence Town Council lifts zoning ordinance prohibiting brewing

An ordinance prohibiting breweries in North Providence has been repealed, after being in place for almost 50 years. This change was one of sixteen zoning changes made by the North Providence Town Council at last night’s meeting...

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Credit: Davocano, Flickr http://bit.ly/2e6Cxbi. The clown epidemic has heightened during this Halloween season.
Credit: Davocano, Flickr http://bit.ly/2e6Cxbi. The clown epidemic has heightened during this Halloween season.
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Clown craze heightens this Halloween season

Rhode Island police say they're still searching for suspects who attacked a woman while wearing clown masks last week.

This incident in Providence is part of a national clown epidemic over the past few months...

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Credit: ThoseGuys119, Flickr http://bit.ly/2f0RMY4. Warwick school consolidations were approved this week.
Credit: ThoseGuys119, Flickr http://bit.ly/2f0RMY4. Warwick school consolidations were approved this week.
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Warwick passes elementary school consolidation plan, sparking controversy

Last night, the Warwick School Committee voted 4-1 in favor of the delayed elementary school consolidation plan. Under the plan, sixth grade students will be moved from elementary schools to junior high schools beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year...

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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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State Rep. McNamara plans legislation to ban drug ‘pink’

State Representative Joseph McNamara has announced plans to file legislation against the synthetic opioid, known as “pink.” The drug is about eight times more powerful than heroin and has been blamed for 15 deaths in five states, according to a statement from the Drug Enforcement Administration

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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.
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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