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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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Cranston City Council Approves Panhandling Ordinance

Last night the Cranston City Council voted in favor of an ordinance that would criminalize panhandling in the city. After hours of discussion and rewriting the bill, the vote was close, with five council members in favor and four opposed...

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Photo credit: Anna Blais. Workers from Women and Infants Hospital picketing outside Care New England headquarters.
Photo credit: Anna Blais. Workers from Women and Infants Hospital picketing outside Care New England headquarters.
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Hundreds of hospital workers protest as contract negotiations continue

On Wednesday, hundreds of workers from the Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island protested as negotiations continue between their union and hospital administration...

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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
Providence City Hall Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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Ordinance Committee Seeks Revisions for Community Safety Act

The Providence City Council Ordinance Committee voted against bringing the Community Safety Act to a full city council vote yesterday. The committee said that there are conflicts between the language of the proposed ordinance and state and federal law...

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Work on Dakota Access Pipeline halted

Yesterday, the US Army Corps of Engineers announced that it is forcing a rerouting of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  This comes as a victory for thousands of people who, in a movement led by indigenous people, have opposed and protested the pipeline, saying that it would threaten the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s water source and several sacred cultural sites...

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Credit: Eli Morimoto. Director for the Rhode Island Working Families Party Georgia Hollister Isman addresses crowd at Burnside Park.
Credit: Eli Morimoto. Director for the Rhode Island Working Families Party Georgia Hollister Isman addresses crowd at Burnside Park.
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Rhode Islanders deliver petition with over 1,700 signatures to Senators Whitehouse and Reed

Today, on a rainy Monday, around 70 people gathered in Burnside Park in Providence to deliver over 1,700 petition signatures to Senators Whitehouse and Reed...

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Photo credit: FANG Collective. Members of the FANG Collective protested outside of TD Bank.
Photo credit: FANG Collective. Members of the FANG Collective protested outside of TD Bank.
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Five people arrested outside TD Bank in Providence to protest Dakota pipeline

Five people were arrested outside of TD Bank in downtown Providence yesterday. They were blockading the entrance to the bank to protest its involvement in a $2...

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Boston Debate League celebrates 10 year anniversary

The school day has ended at Edward M Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, but a group of about ten high schoolers remain gathered in Ms. Litten’s classroom...

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Credit: NIAID, Flickr http://bit.ly/2gbERDG. US Prisons are experimenting with Vivitrol,  which could help people in prison struggling with opioid addiction prevent relapses after they are released.
Credit: NIAID, Flickr http://bit.ly/2gbERDG. US Prisons are experimenting with Vivitrol, which could help people in prison struggling with opioid addiction prevent relapses after they are released.
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$1000 dollar shot used to fight opioid in prisons

Eight states including Rhode Island have received federal grants for using Vivitrol to help people in prison struggling with opioid addiction...

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Credit: Tomas De Aquino http://bit.ly/2fJ6bIQ Rhode Island may be affected now that recreational pot is legal in Massachusetts
Credit: Tomas De Aquino http://bit.ly/2fJ6bIQ Rhode Island may be affected now that recreational pot is legal in Massachusetts
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Rhode Island could be next after recreational pot legalized in Massachusetts

Now that marijuana will be legal in neighboring Massachusetts, Rhode Island may be next. On Tuesday, Massachusetts voters passed ballot question four, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for people 21 and older...

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Credit: Emily Wooldridge. Hundreds gathered at the Rhode Island State House to protest Trump's presidency.
Credit: Emily Wooldridge. Hundreds gathered at the Rhode Island State House to protest Trump's presidency.
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Hundreds in Providence protest Trump presidency

Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the Rhode Island State House to express their dissent about Donald Trump’s presidency on Wednesday evening...

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