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The Slave Memorial at Brown University, installed in 2014.
photo by Warren Jagger
The Slave Memorial at Brown University, installed in 2014. photo by Warren Jagger
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Port marker to remember slavery underway in Providence

Earlier this week, the Rhode Island Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project met with residents in Providence to discuss putting up a marker at a port that was used during the slave trade...

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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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Providence Public School Board adopts new policy to support transgender students

This week the Providence Public School Board passed a policy to support transgender and gender expansive students throughout the district.

Gender expansive refers to students who do not identify with normative gender roles...

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Credit: frankieleon
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In R.I. med school, efforts underway to fight opioid addiction

This week, Governor Gina Raimondo launched a new website and hotline to fight opioid addiction in the state. Nationally, and here in Rhode Island, medical schools have joined the cause...

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Credit: Andie Corban. Courtney Sartini and Sophie Salaway tend to herbs at Hocus Pocus Farm.
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Credit: Andie Corban. Courtney Sartini and Sophie Salaway tend to herbs at Hocus Pocus Farm. =
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Young farmers on the rise in Rhode Island

“This is Russian red kale, we have regular classic green curly kale that you’d see in the grocery store and those are …” says Courtney Sartini...

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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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R.I. leaders support gun reform legislation

This week, in the wake of the Orlando shooting, Democratic Senator Chris Murphy filibustered for over 14 hours, pushing for gun control reform...

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At the memorial, 49 roses were handed to attendees to honor the 49 killed at Pulse nightclub. 
Chelsea H. Phou
At the memorial, 49 roses were handed to attendees to honor the 49 killed at Pulse nightclub. Chelsea H. Phou
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Providence memorial service honors Orlando victims

A memorial service was held last night at Roger Williams National Memorial in Providence to remember the victims of the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando...

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Two dozen people gathered on the steps of the Rhode Island State House, demanding that the free bus program be maintained. Credit: Molly Schulson
Two dozen people gathered on the steps of the Rhode Island State House, demanding that the free bus program be maintained. Credit: Molly Schulson
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RIPTA Riders Alliance rallies against fare increases

Today, the State House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a proposed budget of 8.9 billion dollars. The new budget could lower the corporate minimum tax, cut beach parking fees, and also impact bus ridership for seniors and people living with disabilities...

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During "Poetry Night" at Better Off, participants have the option of writing their poems on typewriters — which the owners call "slow-tech tools."
During "Poetry Night" at Better Off, participants have the option of writing their poems on typewriters — which the owners call "slow-tech tools."
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Local businesses help people disconnect from digital devices

“It can be a stressful environment to live in when you’re constantly being tugged in a thousand different directions in different apps and computers and iPhones, it’s just maddening," Jay Davani said...

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Hispanic students grapple with the PARCC

Students at Alfred Lima Elementary run through the playground at recess. 74% of the students at Lima are Hispanic. Lima students finished taking Rhode Island’s Common Core test the PARCC exam last week...

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Credit: Xavier Ferguson. Xavier has now landed two jobs, after 96 rejections from businesses across Rhode Island.
Credit: Xavier Ferguson. Xavier has now landed two jobs, after 96 rejections from businesses across Rhode Island.
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Finding jobs after prison

Xavier Ferguson strolls up and down the aisles of an EbLens store in Providence. Though it’s his favorite store, everything feels foreign. He’s overwhelmed by the hundreds of shoes, offered in every combination of shoe leather and Nike swoosh...

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