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Reproductive Health Care Act hits RI Senate committee

The Rhode Island Senate Committee on Judiciary is considering the Reproductive Health Care Act, also known as Senate Bill 274. The bill would explicitly legalize the right to abortion in Rhode Island, offering an additional protection in the event that the U...

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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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Twin River workers may strike

Union workers at Twin River Casino are warning that they may go on strike following cuts to their healthcare coverage. The workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 26, protested at the Rhode Island State House today to warn lawmakers of the potential strike...

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Credit: Benjamin Branchaud, Carpenters Union Local 94. Over three hundred people showed up at Burnside Park for a march to celebrate International Workers Day.
Credit: Benjamin Branchaud, Carpenters Union Local 94. Over three hundred people showed up at Burnside Park for a march to celebrate International Workers Day.
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International workers day gathering

In honor of International workers day, hundreds of people gathered today at Providence’s Burnside Park.

Michael Araujo is executive director of RI Jobs with Justice, which organized the march...

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Credit: wisegie, Flickr http://bit.ly/2q8hfAw. La Pen to face Macron in the next round of the French elections.
Credit: wisegie, Flickr http://bit.ly/2q8hfAw. La Pen to face Macron in the next round of the French elections.
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Brown U. professors weigh in on French election

Yesterday, voters turned away from France’s traditional political establishment, sending far-right Marine Le Pen and independent candidate Emmanuel Macron to the next round of elections...

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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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RI schools to change standardized testing

Rhode Island is switching up which standardized tests are used in public schools. The state will abandon the controversial test called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), and instead students in third to eighth grade will take the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)...

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Rhode Island considers marijuana legalization

A hearing on legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana will take place next week at the Rhode Island State House. Similar hearings on marijuana legalization have occurred for years, but the passage of the legislation seems more likely than ever this year, according to advocates like Jared Moffat...

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Rhode Islanders rally for gun safety

Rhode Islanders gathered at the State House yesterday in support of a bill that would keep guns out of the hands of convicted domestic violence abusers...

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Credit: SeanMacEntee, Flickr http://bit.ly/2n5CPIW.  Tomorrow, the House of Judiciary Committee is is holding a hearing on a bill that would allow for undocumented immigrants to obtain a Rhode Island driver’s license.
Credit: SeanMacEntee, Flickr http://bit.ly/2n5CPIW. Tomorrow, the House of Judiciary Committee is is holding a hearing on a bill that would allow for undocumented immigrants to obtain a Rhode Island driver’s license.
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Rhode Island debates immigrant driver’s licenses

Tomorrow the House of Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain a Rhode Island driver’s license...

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Jocelyn DoCouto cuts her client Lily Brown's braids in her home in Pawtucket, RI.
Jocelyn DoCouto cuts her client Lily Brown's braids in her home in Pawtucket, RI.
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RI hair braiders fight for deregulation

Jocelyn DoCouto's house is home and business in one. She braids her clients' hair on her living room couch, where client Lily Brown is sitting today...

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Credit: Visha Angelova, Flickr http://bit.ly/2nxFFCb Raimondo's free college tuition proposal off to a rocky start.
Credit: Visha Angelova, Flickr http://bit.ly/2nxFFCb Raimondo's free college tuition proposal off to a rocky start.
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Raimondo’s free college tuition proposal off to rocky start

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo’s proposal for two years of free in-state college tuition is off to a rocky start. Some legislators, like House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello are hesitant to endorse a program perceived as economically infeasible, and others see it as a government giveaway...

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