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Committee votes on CSA

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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The Boston Urban Debate League is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. WBRU News talked with the students and educators involved.

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

Hundreds protest trump in R.I.

The day after Donald Trump was elected president, hundreds of Rhode Islanders gathered on the State House steps to protest the election results.

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From land to market: RI Farmers

Farmers are facing some challenges, including some of the highest prices for farmland in the country. But a new federal grant is helping new farmers get on their feet.

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Body cameras in Prov. police

Providence police have applied for a federal grant to equip officers with body cameras. Meanwhile, no police officers have volunteered for Boston's pilot body camera program.

Teamsters union expects to go back to negotiations by Tuesday or Wednesday. Photo by Roxanne Ready.
Teamsters union expects to go back to negotiations by Tuesday or Wednesday. Photo by Roxanne Ready.
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Union valets may strike against casino

Union parking valets at the Twin River Casino in Rhode Island say they'll go on strike if they can’t reach an agreement with casino management...

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Providence public schools might face cuts if the General Assembly doesn't pass a new budget soon, according to the Providence School District. Photo by Antony-22.
Providence public schools might face cuts if the General Assembly doesn't pass a new budget soon, according to the Providence School District. Photo by Antony-22.
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Budget impasse impacts RI public schools

The unresolved state budget is hitting Rhode Island school districts. The General Assembly hasn’t agreed on a budget for this fiscal year, which started almost two weeks ago on July 1...

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Q&A with Vanessa Flores-Maldonado, Campaign Coordinator of the CSA

Vanessa Flores-Maldonado is the campaign coordinator for the Providence Community Safety Act, a city ordinance that passed recently after four years of work from local groups like the Providence Youth Student Movement, Direct Action for Rights and Equality, and the Olneyville Neighborhood Association...

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Low-income, elderly and disabled folks rely on free fares for trips to grocery stores and doctors appointments. Photo by David Wilson.
Low-income, elderly and disabled folks rely on free fares for trips to grocery stores and doctors appointments. Photo by David Wilson.
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RIPTA reinstates free bus passes for low-income seniors and disabled people

The Rhode Island Transportation Authority will reinstate free bus passes for low-income seniors and people with disabilities. They will be able to ride the bus for free again starting on July 1...

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Activists are expected to rally at the RI State House on Wednesday in support of the Market Stability and Consumer Protection Act. Photo by John M Flores.
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Rhode Island lawmakers race to ensure healthcare protections

Rhode Island leaders are standing against the Senate’s newly unveiled healthcare bill. The bill, also known as “Trumpcare,” includes major cuts to Medicaid and tax cuts for the wealthy...

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A ban on plastic bags would not solve the pollution problem, according to environmental activists. Photo by Kate Ter Haar.
A ban on plastic bags would not solve the pollution problem, according to environmental activists. Photo by Kate Ter Haar.
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Environmental group stands against plastic bag-use reduction bill

Rhode Island’s Clean Water Action is against a bill to reduce plastic bag usage. A state House committee had a hearing yesterday on the bill, which would require businesses to use plastic bags made of 20% recyclable material...

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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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