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Domestic violence and gun control advocates testified in favor of the bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month. Staff photo by Jake Kuhn.
Domestic violence and gun control advocates testified in favor of the bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month. Staff photo by Jake Kuhn.
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Bill to disarm domestic abusers set for House vote tomorrow

A bill to take guns away from domestic abusers is scheduled for a vote tomorrow in the state House Judiciary Committee.

“Every single month, 50 women in our country are killed by an abusive partner with a gun, and that’s just unacceptable," said Jennifer Boylan, a volunteer with the Rhode Island chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America...

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About 20 people marched outside the Federal Center on Westminster St. in Providence, chanting "Free Hugo Now!" Staff photo by Jake Kuhn.
About 20 people marched outside the Federal Center on Westminster St. in Providence, chanting "Free Hugo Now!" Staff photo by Jake Kuhn.
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Activists rally in support with detained union worker

Local labor and immigration activists rallied on Friday in solidarity with Hugo Mejia, a worker who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on May 3 in California...

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Boxes with naloxone to be installed around Providence

A new tool is coming to Providence to fight opioid overdoses. The NaloxBox is designed to give bystanders easy access to the opioid overdose antidote naloxone...

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RI town council hears testimony on solar farm proposal

A Rhode Island town council is considering a proposal for a 46,000 panel solar farm. The Hopkinton Town Council is having a hearing tonight on what would be the largest solar energy project in the region...

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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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Providence city council approves police accountability ordinance

Providence has approved the Community-Police Relations Act. City council held a second and final vote on the ordinance on Thursday. The vote was 13-1, with Councilman Michael Correia as the only dissenter...

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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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Labor activists push for paid sick days under RI law

Rhode Island lawmakers are debating whether or not workers should have guaranteed paid sick days. Activists gathered at the State House last night to speak with representatives about the possible legislation...

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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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Activists lobby for patient protections at RI State House

The Rhode Island House of Representatives is considering a bill to protect patient health care benefits. The Market Stability and Consumer Protection Act would place the patient protections currently covered by the Affordable Care Act into state law...

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Photo by Jake Kuhn.
Photo by Jake Kuhn.
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RI Senate hears testimony for domestic violence gun control bill

Rhode Island state legislators are considering a bill to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. The Protect Rhode Island Families Act would prohibit gun possession by convicted domestic abusers, as well as people with a final restraining order...

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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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Trump pulls out of Paris climate deal, Raimondo pushes onward

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo is vowing to continue to combat climate change, after President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U...

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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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City Council votes on Community-Police Relations Act

Tonight the Providence City Council will vote on the Community-Police Relations Act, formerly known as the Community Safety Act. The name was changed after that version of the ordinance was tabled in April, when the police union opposed the ordinance...

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